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Played
March 24, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 9723‎
 
E. Mejía 57′
 
 
J. Agudelo 75′
 
Jalil Anibaba 88′ (OG)

Chicago Fire 1-4 Chivas USA: Chelis revolution continues away to woeful Fire

The Fire scored their first goal of the season, but it wasn't nearly enough as Jose Luis Sanchez Sola's side continued its good form.

By Seth Vertelney

Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, El Chelis, Chivas USA, MLS
Jeff Gross
Chivas USA scored a comprehensive 4-1 victory at Toyota Park over the Chicago Fire to improve their record to 2-1-1 on the season.

The game was scoreless until the 57th minute, when Edgar Mejia struck a rocket from 25 yards out after the Fire failed to properly clear a cross from the left flank.

The Fire found their first goal of the match -- and the season -- just a few minutes later when Sherjill MacDonald slipped Patrick Nyarko behind the defense and the Ghanaian slotted home.

The Chivas onslaught came in the final 20 minutes. First, off a free kick, Joaquin Velazquez floated a header over Fire keeper Paolo Tornaghi, who was caught in no man's land.

The points were sealed minutes later when Juan Agudelo shrugged off a Jeff Larentowicz challenge in the box, before curling a classy right-footed effort into the corner.

The home side's misery was complete when Jalil Anibaba turned into his own net with just minutes to play.

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Chicago Fire

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
88′
 - 
13
Gonzalo Segares
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
 - 
11
Daniel Paladini
Midfielder
22′ 62′
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20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
 - 
-
W. Thompson
Midfielder
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
87′
 - 
15
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
64′
 - 
-
Chris Rolfe
Striker
 - 

Chivas USA

 - 
1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
57′
 - 
18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
46′
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
 - 
-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
62′
 - 
7
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
75′

Substitutes

1
Alec Kann
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
19
Corben Bone
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
19
 - 
25
Steve Purdy
Defender
 - 
26
E. Orozco
Defender
 - 
-
D. Antúnez
Midfielder
62′
 - 
-
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
74′

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Coach/Manager

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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1