Pappa lifts Fire to 1-1 tie against Red Bulls
Sunday, June 26, 2011
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) -- Marco Pappa's long-distance goal in the 58th minute Sunday lifted the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls.
The tie extended Chicago's unbeaten string to seven matches (1-0-6). New York's winless streak reached three (0-1-2), although the point for the tie pulled them within two of Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference lead.
New York's Joel Lindpere took advantage of a ball deflecting off Chicago defender Yamith Cuesta to score from deep on the right side in the 40th minute.
Chicago tied the match on Pappa's fifth goal of the season, a one-hopper from about 30 yards out that bounced over diving Red Bulls goalkeeper Bouna Coundoul.
New York was without forward Juan Agudelo, midfielder Rafael Marquez and defender Tim Ream because of international commitments.