New York Red Bulls
Chicago Fire
Sunday, October 27, 20135:00 PM
Red Bull ArenaMLS Regular SeasonWindyUniMasAttendance: 25219

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'CHIQuincy Amarikwa
  • Joel Lindpere
 84'NYJonathan Steele
  • Thierry Henry
 77'NYEric Alexander
  • Péguy Luyindula
 56'NYLloyd Sam
  • Péguy Luyindula
 49'NYIbrahim Sekagya
  • Tim Cahill
 24'NYThierry Henry
  • Péguy Luyindula
 6'CHIMike Magee 


 77'CHI Bakary SoumaréFoul
 52'CHI Juan Luis AnangonóFoul
 37'NY David CarneyFoul


Bradley Wright-Phillips (F)
Thierry Henry (F)
Brandon Barklage (M)
Tim Cahill (F)
Joel Lindpere (M)
Gonzalo Segares (D)
Eric Alexander (M)
Lloyd Sam (M)
Chris Rolfe (F)
Dilly Duka (M)
Quincy Amarikwa (F)
Patrick Nyarko (M)

Starting Formations

31Robles5Holgersson4Olave32Sekagya8Carney10Sam11McCarty88Luyindula22Steele17Cahill14HenryM992792512182025Johnson6Anibaba22Berry4Soumaré13Segares14Nyarko5Arévalo Rios71Alex8Duka9Magee33AnangonóM2617121124703RAA4


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New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
5DMarkus Holgersson
4DJamison Olave
32DIbrahim Sekagya
8DDavid Carney
10MLloyd Sam
11MDax McCarty
88MPéguy Luyindula
22MJonathan Steele
17FTim Cahill
14FThierry Henry
Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
6DJalil Anibaba
22DAustin Berry
4DBakary Soumaré
13DGonzalo Segares
14MPatrick Nyarko
5MEgidio Arévalo Rios
8MDilly Duka
9FMike Magee
33FJuan Luis Anangonó
99Bradley Wright-Phillips
27Kosuke Kimura
9Fabian Espindola
25Brandon Barklage
12Eric Alexander
18Ryan Meara
20Matt Miazga
26Joel Lindpere
17Chris Rolfe
12Logan Pause
11Dan Paladini
24Quincy Amarikwa
70Paolo Tornaghi
3Hunter Jumper
  Mike Petke
  Frank Klopas

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RefereeIsmail Elfath  
Assistant RefereeGeorge Ganser  
Assistant RefereeCorey Rockwell  
Fourth OfficialCarlos Rivera  
Sunday, October 27, 2013
5:00 PM
Red Bull Arena

HARRISON, N.J. – After 18 long years, the New York Red Bulls finally have something to put in the trophy case.

The Red Bulls scored five unanswered goals to rally from an early deficit on Sunday evening for a 5-2 rout of the Chicago Fire in front of a capacity crowd of 25,219. The win gave the long-suffering New York franchise the Supporters' Shield – its first piece of meaningful silverware – and ended Chicago's hopes of returning to the MLS Cup Playoffs.

The hosts endured a nightmare start to the match, as Mike Magee scored his league-leading 21st goal of the season on a rebound after Luis Robles parried a strike from Dilly Duka in the sixth minute.

It was almost all New York after that.

Knowing they needed a win to claim their first trophy, the Red Bulls piled on the pressure and Thierry Henry netted a stunning strike in the 24th minute that hit off the underside of the crossbar to pull the hosts level. The French superstar chested down a chip from Péguy Luyindula – who recorded three assists on the night – and looped the ball over Sean Johnson on a fantastic half-volley.

New York knocked on the door for a go-ahead before the break, but had to wait until a scramble in the box four minutes after halftime to find it.

Ibrahim Sekagya was credited with the strike that put the Red Bulls ahead in the 49th minute after a Dax McCarty header was saved by Johnson but not cleared inside the six-yard box. Tim Cahill got a foot to it before the Ugandan defender poked it into the goal.

Lloyd Sam then scored what held up as the eventual winner in the 56th minute, cutting inside of Gonzalo Segares before unleashing a gorgeous left-footed curler that Johnson could do nothing about.

The Red Bulls scored twice more in a span of seven minutes before the Fire could answer. Second-half substute Eric Alexander fired one in from close range after being played in on goal by Luyindula in the 77th minute before Jonny Steele punctuated the victory with an easy finish following a cross-field pass from Henry in the 84th.

Quincy Amarikwa netted a consolation goal for Chicago in the first minute of stoppage time after heading in former Red Bull Joel Lindpere's corner kick.

The result clinches the top seed throughout the playoffs for New York, who will find out their Eastern Conference Semifinal opponent – and where they will travel for the first leg next weekend – based on the result of the midweek Knockout Round contest between Houston and Montreal. As Shield winners, the Red Bulls also clinched a berth in the 2014-15 edition of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Chicago, meanwhile, will watch the postseason from home despite going unbeaten in four of their final five games. Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Péguy Luyindula One of the most-scorned Red Bulls had his finest game of the year – in midfield! – with 3 fantastic assists.
2 Tim Cahill Just an assist to his name on the score sheet, but his energy level inspired the second-half NY explosion.
3 Thierry Henry Class golazo to equalize, and his gesture to make sure Shield went to Mike Petke first was even classier.