COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) – The Chicago Fire (2-3-8, 14 points) earned their first shutout of the season in a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids (6-4-4, 22 points) Wednesday evening at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
The Fire wrap up the busy week when they host the Seattle Sounders FC, presented by Athletico Physical Therapy, on Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. CT (My50/La Ley 107.9 FM). Tickets to the match are available via Ticketmaster, www.Chicago-Fire.com or 888-MLS-FIRE. The first 5,000 fans in the stadium will receive a drawstring backpack.
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- With the draw, the Fire move to 18-12-9 all-time against the Rapids in regular season play and 3-9-7 in matches played in Colorado.
- Facing the second of three games this week, Fire Head Coach Frank Yallop made five changes to the lineup that played the LA Galaxy to a 1-1 draw on Sunday, June 1 at Toyota Park.
- The Fire faced nine attempts on goal and ‘keeper Sean Johnson recorded two saves en route to the first shutout of the season.
Chicago Fire 0 – 0 Colorado Rapids
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Steven Kinney (Lovel Palmer 46’), Bakary Soumare, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Greg Cochrane; Grant Ward, Jeff Larentowicz ©, Chris Ritter, Matt Watson (Quincy Amarikwa 82’); Benji Joya (Harry Shipp 62’); Juan Luis Anangono
Substitutes not used: Kyle Reynish, Gonzalo Segares, Dilly Duka, Orr Barouch
Colorado Rapids: John Berner; Thomas Piermayr, Shane O’Neill, Drew Moor ©, Marc Burch; John Neeskens (Dillon Powers 68’), Jared Watts, Nick LaBrocca, Charles Eloundou (Dillon Serna 75’); Marlon Hairston, Danny Mwanga (Deshorn Brown 59’)
Substitutes not used: Joe Nasco, Jose Mari, Brian Mullan, Marvell Wynne
CHI – Benji Joya (caution) 20’
CHI – Matt Watson (caution) 78’
COL – Jared Watts (caution) 85’
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistants: Fabio Tovar, Jason White
Fourth Official: Allen Chapman