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Played
April 7, 2013 5:08 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 12557‎
 

Chicago Fire 3-1 New York Red Bulls: Fire win their first match of 2013

The Fire came back from a goal down to beat the Red Bulls 3-1 at home for Chicago's first win of the 2013 season.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Maicon Santos, Joel Lindpere, Logan Pause - Chicago Fire, MLS
Rainier Ehrhardt
Maicon Santos scored twice in the final 10 minutes to ease the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls and help the host side earn three points for the first time this year.

"It was important for us obviously," Chicago coach Frank Klopas said. "The start was disappointing, but we know it's a long season. The things we have to focus on are what we can control: our attitude or work that we put in every day."

The Red Bulls opened the scoring on the road. A quarter hour into the match Juninho took a corner. Tim Cahill and Brandon Barklage kept the ball in play, and Jamison Olave looped it into the goal with an acrobatic backward kick.

A few minutes later, a Jeff Larentowicz shot hit the arm of Jonny Steele in the box. Chris Rolfe sent goalkeeper Luis Robles the wrong way with his penalty, but fired wide.

Chicago didn't let Robles off the hook for his next mistake. Robles lost a deep Hunter Jumper cross and Daniel Paladini nipped in front to head home the equalizer just before halftime.

Maicon Santos finished off the match with a pair of late goals. In the 83rd minute, Paladini fed him on a counterattack. The Brazilian faked a shot and cut back to send Olave sprawling and then finished with a soft shot with the outside of his left foot.

A simple Santos flick at the far post after Larentowicz headed down a free kick sealed the three points.


Chicago Fire

25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Hunter Jumper
Defender
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
16′
 - 
11
Daniel Paladini
Midfielder
44′
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
 - 
-
W. Thompson
Midfielder
 - 
20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
93′
 - 
15
 - 
-
Chris Rolfe
Striker
87′
 - 

New York Red Bulls

 - 
32
L. Robles
Goalkeeper
 - 
44
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
-
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
11
Dax McCarty
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
26
 - 
8

Substitutes

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
18
 - 
19
Corben Bone
Midfielder
87′
 - 
-
 - 
24
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
-
Digao
Defender
 - 
7
R. Miller
Defender
 - 
27
 - 
10
Lloyd Sam
Midfielder
76′
 - 
21
Ruben Bover
Midfielder
87′
 - 
14

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • 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
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2