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Fire Return To Action With Win

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jun 28, 2010 5:20PM

The Chicago Fire returned from the MLS' World Cup-associated break in winning fashion, beating the New England Revolution 1-0. In the 30th minute, Marco Pappa took a Dasan Robinson pass and buried a shot from 30 yards away, scoring the game's only goal. It looked like the Fire had extended their lead to 2-0 after Brian McBride's header off a Pappa corner kick appeared to have crossed the goal line before being cleared by a New England defender, but the refs said it was no-goal, keeping the score at 1-0. It's the second win in three MLS matches for the Fire who extend their unbeaten streak to five MLS matches now, a big step forward after they struggled through May without any win.

The Fire's next MLS match will come Saturday at Columbus (7 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel) but their next match is tomorrow night when they host the Charleston Battery, of the USL's 2nd Division, in the U.S. Open Cup (7:30 p.m.). Tickets are still available here.