Chicago Fire deny New England chance to clinch with 3-1 win
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) David Accam and Harry Shipp scored 8 minutes apart in Chicago’s three-goal second half and the Fire beat New England 3-1 on Saturday night to deny the Revolution a chance to clinch a playoff.
New England (13-10-8), which had its five-game win streak snapped by a 1-1 draw with Philadelphia, took a 1-0 lead in the first half when Chris Tierney fired a beautiful cross from just inside the sideline to the right of Chicago keeper Jon Busch, finding Juan Agudelo in front of the goal mouth for the header in the 31st minute.
Accam found open space in the penalty area and fired a right-footed shot past New England keeper Bobby Shuttleworth to even the score in the 51st minute, and Shipp booted home the go-ahead goal eight minutes later, threading a shot between Shuttleworth’s legs.
Chicago (7-18-6) snapped a five-match losing streak.