Chicago Fire
New York Red Bulls
Sunday, March 23, 20143:00 PM
Toyota ParkMLS Regular SeasonCloudyUniMasAttendance: 16228

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 21'NYDax McCarty 
 6'CHIJeff Larentowicz
  • Harrison Shipp


 90'+1'NY Tim CahillFoul
 85'NY Ibrahim SekagyaFoul
 79'NY Richard EckersleyFoul
 74'NY Dax McCartyFoul
 30'NY Jamison OlaveFoul
 13'CHI Mike MageeEncroachment


Bobby Convey (M)
Eric Alexander (M)
Péguy Luyindula (F)
Jonathan Steele (M)
Victor Pineda (M)
Benji Joya (M)
Juan Luis Anangonó (F)
Harrison Shipp (M)

Starting Formations



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Chicago Fire
25GSean Johnson
22DMatt Watson
34DJhon Kennedy Hurtado
4DBakary Soumaré
16DGreg Cochrane
19MHarrison Shipp
20MJeff Larentowicz
54MBenji Joya
24FQuincy Amarikwa
9FMike Magee
New York Red Bulls
31GLuis Robles
2DRichard Eckersley
4DJamison Olave
32DIbrahim Sekagya
7DRoy Miller
10MLloyd Sam
12MEric Alexander
11MDax McCarty
22MJonathan Steele
17FTim Cahill
14FThierry Henry
12Logan Pause
6Patrick Ianni
28Kyle Reynish
27Victor Pineda
33Juan Luis Anangonó
23Marco Franco
92Giuseppe Gentile
8Péguy Luyindula
99Bradley Wright-Phillips
15Bobby Convey
27Kosuke Kimura
21Ruben Bover Izquierdo
18Ryan Meara
20Matt Miazga
  Frank Yallop
  Mike Petke

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RefereeDrew Fischer  
Assistant RefereeAnthony R Vasoli  
Assistant RefereePeter Balciunas  
Fourth OfficialEdvin Jurisevic  
Sunday, March 23, 2014
3:00 PM
Toyota Park

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – The Chicago Fire and the New York Red Bulls are still searching for their first wins of the season after a 1-1 tie at Toyota Park on Sunday.

Chicago's Jeff Larentowicz and New York's Dax McCarty exchanged first-half, set-piece goals in an absorbing 90 minutes in the Fire's season opener at home in sunny, but chilly, conditions.

The hosts got off to a dream start when captain Larentowicz headed home Harry Shipp’s right-wing corner in the sixth minute, rising highest to thunder the ball into the top right corner of the net guarded by netminder Luis Robles.

The visitors had gone close to opening the scoring two minutes earlier when Tim Cahill released Jonny Steele on the left, his cross finding Loyd Sam unmarked at the back post, but the winger could only steer his header into the side netting.

Both sides enjoyed decent spells of possession and chances, with Quincy Amarikwa and Thierry Henry exchanging shots before New York deservedly struck for an equalizer in the 21st minute, as McCarty reacted quickest to slot home in a crowded penalty area following a corner from the right.

The Fire sought the immediate response and went close three minutes later when Shipp’s dangerous free-kick from the left was inadvertently headed by Cahill at his own goal, but Robles made the spectacular reflex save to tip the ball over the bar.

Robles came up with another big save early in the second half, getting down low to his left to turn Alex’s low drive around his left post.

Both sides made attack-minded substitutions -- the Fire brought on Designated Player Juan Luis Anangono and New York introduced Peguy Luyindula -- but the back lines were on top of their game with chances were restricted to a minimum.

But NY's Henry, who operated mainly in midfield, came up with only last opportunity with just minutes left on the clock, whipping in a corner kick from the left that was swatted away by goalkeeper Sean Johnson.

The Fire hit the road to face DC United next Saturday (4 pm ET, NBC Sports Network), while the Red Bulls head home to welcome Chivas USA (3 pm ET, UniMas). Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Luis Robles (NY) Made the two biggest saves in the match to ensure his team had a chance to come away with at least a point.
2 Jonny Steele (NY) His second-half substitution was surprising given the most promising Red Bulls attacks all came from his flank, where he enjoyed a favorable match-up vs. emergency right back Matt Watson.
3 Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (CHI) With the Red Bulls dominating possession, the Fire back line was under pressure. Some heads-up defending by the Colombian meant the Fire were able to withstand it rather comfortably.