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« One Last Crit As the Bulls Turn: Chicago Has Won 2 In a Row »

Fire Sun Mar 28 2010

Season Opener a Disappointment for Fire

The Chicago Fire didn't get off to the best start in the season opener last night against the New York Red Bulls. The Fire fell to the Bulls 1-0, with a goal delivered by Joel Lindpere in the 40th minute of play. The strike flew right past Fire rookie goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra, solidifying the win for New York.

The battle, however, was not easy. Fire veteran Brian McBride skimmed a bicycle kick off the post early in the first half, while Patrick Nyarko had a close shot that sailed just wide of an open net in the 83rd minute. Fire defender Mike Banner, presented with a prime opportunity, curled a direct kick that deflected off Red Bulls' goalkeeper Buona Condoul. Despite the loss, the Fire has strong, determined players, and it is still very early in the season.

Chicago will take on the Colorado Rapids next Saturday, April 3, in Denver at 4 p.m.

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