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Fire Sun Sep 27 2009

Fire Come from Behind for a Tie

The match ended in a 2-2 tie. The Chicago Fire only scored one goal. How did this happen?

Thanks to an own goal by Toronto FC defender Nick Garcia, the Fire got their first point in the 14th minute. But not before Toronto scored within the first ten minutes of the game with a shot from Dwayne De Rosario. In the 46th minute, Chad Barrett gave Toronto the lead again with an impressive header. Then in the 79th minute, Brian McBride evened the score. McBride connected with the pass from Justin Mapp at the top of the six-yard box and sent a strong header past goalkeeper Stefan Frei. This goal was the first one from McBride since his shoulder surgery back in July.

The tie gave the Fire an important point to remain solidly in second place. While a win would have been ideal, a tie still helps the Fire on their path to qualify for the playoffs. With only three more games in the regular season, the Fire need to maintain the intensity if they want to overtake Columbus.Their next match is Friday, October 2 against the L.A. Galaxy at 10 pm.

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