Final: Fire at Chivas USA

Chivas USA 2 (7-2-3) Chicago Fire 3 (5-0-6)

A stupid push in the back by Chivas USA right back Mariano Trujillo on Brian McBride in the box just moments before the game ended gave Cuauhtemoc Blanco the opportunity to convert his second PK of the night and extend the Fire’s undefeated streak to eleven.

Fire substitute Patrick Nyarko had equalized against 10-man Chivas USA in the 90th minute.

It was an exciting end to an eventful game played before a season-high Chivas USA crowd of 20,379 with the teams combining for 28 shots.

Preki was clearly unhappy after the final whistle with the call that ruined a gutsy performance by his still MLS-leading team. Chivas USA played with a lone forward up front for the last 30 minutes after Jesse Marsch was sent off for a foul on Blanco.

Despite an excessive 11 cards handed out by ref Terry Vaughn this was a fast-paced game with end to end action that was a great advertisement for MLS.

Lots of talk about in this one; back with more later.

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