Chicago Fire Draw New England Revolution 1-1

Ten-man Fire hang on to earn point

CHICAGO (April 19, 2014) – The Chicago Fire (0-1-6, six points) played the New England Revolution (2-3-2, eight points) to a 1-1 draw Saturday afternoon at Toyota Park. Forward Quincy Amarikwa scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 16th minute before the visitors equalized on a 31st minute penalty kick. The Fire finished the match down a man after Amarikwa was shown a red card in the 73rd minute, but the Men in Red held on to earn the point.
 
The Fire take a week off from MLS action but have two reserve games against USL-PRO sides on the docket when they host the Rochester Rhinos on the Toyota Park Stadium Field on Monday, April 21 at 11 a.m. CT and hit the road to take on the Charlotte Eagles at UNC Charlotte on Friday, April 25 at 6 p.m. CT.
 
The Fire return to MLS action when they host the 2013 MLS Cup finalists Real Salt Lake on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. CT (My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley). Tickets for the match are available via Ticketmaster or www.Chicago-Fire.com
 
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Notes:
 
-       With the draw, the Fire move to 20-17-10 against the Revolution and 12-5-7 in matches played at home.
 
-       Midfielders Benji Joya and Victor Pineda will depart Sunday to join the U.S. Under-21 National Team for a four-day training camp at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
 
-       Forward Quincy Amarikwa will miss the Fire’s May 3 clash against MLS Cup finalists Real Salt Lake while serving the requisite one-game suspension the red card that he was issued in the 73rd minute.
 
Chicago Fire 1-1 New England Revolution
 
Chicago Fire:
Sean Johnson; Lovel Palmer, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Greg Cochrane; Patrick Nyarko (Victor Pineda 88’), Jeff Larentowicz ©, Alex (Matt Watson 39’), Harry Shipp (Juan Luis Anangono 70’); Mike Magee, Quincy Amarikwa
 
Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish; Patrick Ianni, Benji Joya, Chris Ritter
 
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Kevin Alston, Darrius Barnes, A.J. Soares, Andrew Farrell; Lee Nguyen, Saer Sene (Jerry Bengtson 69’), Andy Dorman ©, Daigo Kobayashi (Steve Neumann 88’), Diego Fagundez (Chris Tierney 45’); Teal Bunbury
 
Substitutes not used: Charlie Davies, Stephen McCarthy, Brad Knighton, Scott Caldwell
 
Scoring Summary
CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (Harry Shipp, Jeff Larentowicz) 16’
NE – Lee Nguyen (penalty kick) 31’
 
Misconduct Summary
CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (caution) 34’
NE – Darrius Barnes (caution) 45+’
NE – Andy Dorman (caution) 64’
CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (caution, ejection) 73’
NE – A.J. Soares (caution) 87’
NE – Kevin Alston (ejection) 90’
 
Referee: Sorin Stoica
Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Jeremy Hanson
Fourth Official: Baldomero Toledo
Attendance: 15,743