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Chicago Fire
CHI
Final
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New England Revolution
NE
Saturday, September 14, 20138:30 PM
Toyota ParkMLS Regular SeasonClearMLS LIVEAttendance: 17104

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 86'CHIAlex 
 55'CHIMike Magee
  • Patrick Nyarko
 45'+1'NESaer Sene
  • Dimitry Imbongo Boele
 30'CHIJuan Luis Anangonó
  • Joel Lindpere
 9'NEKelyn Rowe
  • Saer Sene
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 89'CHI Mike MageeTime wasting
 69'CHI Jeff LarentowiczPersistent Infringement
 61'CHI Gonzalo SegaresFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 89'NE
Charlie Davies (F)
Scott Caldwell (M)
 83'CHI
Alex (M)
Patrick Nyarko (M)
 71'CHI
Quincy Amarikwa (F)
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
 71'NE
Juan Agudelo (F)
Dimitry Imbongo Boele (F)
 63'CHI
Dilly Duka (M)
Joel Lindpere (M)
 56'NE
Chad Barrett (F)
Saer Sene (M)

Starting Formations

25Johnson6Anibaba22Berry4Soumaré13Segares14Nyarko20Larentowicz5Arévalo Rios26Lindpere9Magee33AnangonóM17122470871322Shuttleworth2Farrell15McCarthy23Gonçalves8Tierney6Caldwell39Sene11Rowe24Nguyen14Fagundez92Imbongo BoeleM9129925105RAA4

Lineups

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Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
6DJalil Anibaba
22DAustin Berry
4DBakary Soumaré
13DGonzalo Segares
14MPatrick Nyarko
20MJeff Larentowicz
5MEgidio Arévalo Rios
26MJoel Lindpere
9FMike Magee
33FJuan Luis Anangonó
New England Revolution
22GBobby Shuttleworth
2DAndrew Farrell
15DStephen McCarthy
23DJosé Gonçalves
8DChris Tierney
6MScott Caldwell
39MSaer Sene
11MKelyn Rowe
24MLee Nguyen
14MDiego Fagundez
92FDimitry Imbongo Boele
Bench
17Chris Rolfe
12Logan Pause
24Quincy Amarikwa
70Paolo Tornaghi
8Dilly Duka
71Alex
3Hunter Jumper
 
9Chad Barrett
12Andy Dorman
99Charlie Davies
25Darrius Barnes
10Juan Agudelo
5A.J. Soares
Brad Stuver
Managers
  Frank Klopas
 
  Jay Heaps
OFFICIALS

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RefereeIsmail Elfath  
Assistant RefereeGregory Barkey  
Assistant RefereeEric Boria  
Fourth OfficialSilviu Petrescu  
Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:30 PM
Toyota Park
MLS LIVE

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The New England Revolution had a chance to take a commanding position in the playoff race on Saturday, but the Chicago Fire stole their top-five spot away in a 3-2 win.

Alex's 86th -minute strike put the Fire in a tie for fifth place, the first time they've occupied a playoff spot all season. New England took the lead twice in the first half, courtesy of goals from Kelyn Rowe and Saer Sene, but goals from Juan Luis Anangono and Mike Magee erased both.

Rowe bagged his fifth goal in as many weeks when his looping shot from 25 yards found its way over Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson and into the back of the net to open the scoring.

Five minutes later, Juan Luis Anangonó had a chance to equalize when Nyarko found him on the right side of the penaly area, but his shot was saved.

Anangonó wouldn't be denied in the 30th minute when Joel Lindpere found him at the edge of the penalty area, as his shot beat Revs defender Jose Goncalves and goalkeper Bobby Shuttlesworth.

Moments after the Fire were left irate that a penalty wasn't called when Patrick Nyarko went down in the box – while the Revolution were equally angry that no card was given for a dive, New England grabbed the lead again.

The Revs' second goal arrived when Dimitry Imbongo found Saer Sene with a through pass on the left side of the box, and the Senegalese striker's left-footed shot beat Johnson.

Chicago received a lucky break early in the second half, when Sene looked as if he had given New England a two-goal lead when he scored after Kelyn Rowe found him at the top of the penalty area. He was called offside, but the replay showed that the assistant referee may have been wrong.

The Fire soon took advantage of the break.

Patrick Nyarko found Mike Magee at the right side of the penalty area on a give-and-go, and the league's second-leading goalscorer notched his 16th of the season, though there was further controversy as Anangonó appeared to return from an offsides position and interfere with New England defender José Gonçalves to set up the strike.

Rowe almost scored a second, but his header was saved by an outstretched, diving Sean Johnson in the 83rd minute.

In the 86th minute, a Chicago corner kick was half-cleared by New England, and Alex collected at the top of the Revs box before stroking a low shot through a crowd of bodies and into the lower corner of the goal.

Chicago play Columbus next weekend, when they make up their game-in-hand on Philadelphia, with whom they're tied for fifth.

New England are now two points behind Chicago and sit in seventh. They'll try to climb back into a playoff spot when they host D.C. United next weekend.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Juan Luis Anangono The Ecuadorian DP was hard-working and incisive, scoring one Fire goal and playing a central -- though possibly unlawful -- role in another.
2 Kelyn Rowe Rowe was the standout in a thrilling midfield battle, underlining his excellent night with a dazzling long-range strike. 
3 Mike Magee What more can be said about him at this point? Intensity, leadership and an uncanny knack for getting on the end of good chances.