Fire 3, Red Bulls 1

Gonzalo Segares and Chris Rolfe scored in the second half to

lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls

on Sunday.

Segares’ goal came in the 68th minute on a short rebound of his

pass to Dominic Oduro, who misfired. Segares followed up and put a

point-blank shot past goalkeeper Ryan Meara to snap a 1-all


The goal came four minutes after the Fire appeared to take the

lead. Oduro’s 15-yard shot clearly crossed the goal line before New

York defender Wilman Conde slid and cleared the ball to the

sideline, but neither referee Baldomero Toledo nor assistant

referee Ian Anderson saw it. Replays showed the ball in the goal

and Anderson well up the sideline, out of position to confirm the


Rolfe made it 3-1 in the 81st minute, taking a low pass from

Patrick Nyarko in the goalmouth and converting.

The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Fire. New

York had been 5-0-1 in its last six MLS matches, but hadn’t played

a league match since May 23.

Nyarko had opened the scoring in the fourth minute, heading

Sebastian Grazzini’s pass to Meara’s right as the goalkeeper lunged

to the left.

New York’s Dax McCarty tied the game on a set-piece header in

the 55th minute. Lurking on the left side, McCarty headed in the

long corner-kick cross from Mehdi Ballouchy. Fire goalkeeper Sean

Johnson failed to adjust for McCarty’s header.

New York was without the services of star forward Thierry Henry,

out with a calf strain in his right leg. That allowed Chicago

defender Jalil Anibama to shadow forward Kenny Cooper tightly.