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Sunday, March 3

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Fire Mon May 03 2010

Chivas Hold Fire to a 1-1 Tie

Before heading into the usual recap, a congratulations is in order for Brian McBride, who played in his 200th regular season MLS game this past Saturday night at Toyota Park. It's a true milestone for the Fire captain, but unfortunately it wasn't accompanied by a win.

The Fire tied with Chivas USA after giving up a one goal lead late in the second half. Even though they didn't take home the victory, the Fire held on to extend their unbeaten streak.

Once again, Patrick Nyarko created the ideal goal opportunity. Crossing the ball from the left in the 52nd minute, Nyarko delivered a pass to charging Baggio Husidic who sent a quick shot past Chivas goalie Zach Thornton. But the lead slipped away in the 76th minute when Chivas reserve player Maicon Santos delivered a header off a corner kick, directing the ball right by Fire keeper Andrew Dykstra.

It was disappointing for the Fire, especially being in the lead and letting their concentration falter. They'll have to keep their focus as the next three weeks pack a demanding schedule. Their next two MLS matches take them on the road against Toronto (May 8) and Kansas City (May15). The following week, the Fire will play host to the Chicago Sister Cities International Cup on May 19 and 22, which features teams from Warsaw, Paris and Belgrade.

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