Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Fire boosts playoff hopes
by Ridge Mahoney, August 18th, 2010 11:41PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  chicago fire, mls, new england revolution

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Chicago came back from a goal down to beat New England, 2-1, at Toyota Park Wednesday to boost its hopes of cracking the playoff spots and seriously dent those of the Revs.

Baggio Husidic equalized in the 32nd minute and substitute Calen Carr struck the winner in the 85th minute to wipe out a 1-0 Revs' lead provided by Marko Perovic after a quarter of an hour. The Fire (6-5-6, 24 points) is still four points short of the eighth and final postseason place but has more games to play (13) than any other team. It also broke a tie with the Revs (6-10-3, 21 points) for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Fire defender Wilman Conde, under pressure from Perovic, slipped just outside the penalty area and lost the ball to the Serbian striker, who took it around keeper Sean Johnson and slotted home a shot from a tight angle. Husidic reached a deflected pass from Brian McBride to poke a shot past Matt Reis that tied the game.

In the 50th minute, Shalrie Joseph drilled a low shot from distance that Johnson acrobatically turned aside, and that save set the stage for Carr, who had replaced McBride in the 69th minute. Carr glided down the left side, veered inside past Darrius Barnes and hit a low shot through the legs of Emmanuel Osei that slipped between Reis and the post.

Perovic and his teammates howled for a foul when a tackle by Dasan Robinson snuffed his dribble near the edge of the penalty area in the 90th minute. Referee Michael Kennedy instead gave a corner kick, which the Revs couldn’t exploit. Numerous Revs players and Coach Steve Nicol berated Kennedy and his assistant referees after the final whistle.

Both teams are on the road Saturday. Chicago heads to Houston and New England plays at Kansas City.

Aug. 18 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago 2, New England 1. Goals: Husidic 32, Carr 85 (Ljungberg, Husidic); Perovic 16.
Chicago – Johnson, Robinson, Brown, Conde, Segares, Pappa (Watson-Siriboe 89), Husidic, Pause, Castillo (Banner 46), McBride (Carr 69), Ljungberg.
New England – Reis, Alston, Osei, Barnes, Gibbs (Sinovic 69), Nyassi, Joseph, Phelan (Griffiths 69), Tierney (Smith 68), Stolica, Perovic.
Referee: Michael Kennedy.
Att.: 14,056.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
USL Roundup: Board of Governors meets in Denver    
For the third straight year, the USL has held its annual midseason Board of Governors meeting ...
How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound?    
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ...
TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers    
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives