Chicago Fire Earn 3-2 Victory Over New England Revolution

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013) – The Chicago Fire (11-11-6, 39 points) defeated the New England Revolution (10-11-7, 37 points) 3-2 Saturday evening in a thrilling match at Toyota Park. The Revolution twice took the lead behind goals from Kelyn Rowe and Saer Sene but the Men in Red were able to climb back and with tallies from Juan Luis Anangono, Mike Magee and Alex took the full three points on the night.
The Fire return to action when they hit the road to take on long-time foe Columbus Crew at Crew Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. CT (My50/La Ley 107.9).

-       With the win the Fire move to 20-17-9 all-time in MLS Regular Season matches against the Revolution, including a 12-5-6 record in matches played at home.
-       Juan Luis Anangono’s goal in the 30th minute was his first in a Fire jersey. The Ibarra, Ecuador product joined the Men in Red from Argentinos Juniors on July 23.
-       With the equalizing goal in the 55th minute, Mike Magee now has scored a total of 16 goals (ten for the Fire) this season. Magee becomes the seventh player to reach double digit goals in the regular season. Magee sits two goals behind Montreal Impact forward Marco Di Vaio in the MLS Golden Boot race.
-       Joel Lindpere (Estonia) and Arevalo Rios (Uruguay) returned to the squad after representing their respective nations in recent FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches.
-       Lindpere’s helper on Anangono’s 30th minute strike was the Estonian’s team-leading seventh of the season. Lindpere has notched 20 percent of the Fire’s assists this season.
-       Patrick Nyarko’s assist on Mike Magee’s 55th minute goal was his 32nd assist in MLS Regular Season play. Nyarko now surpasses Diego Gutierrez to take sole possession of fifth place on the Fire’s all-time assist leaders chart.
Chicago Fire 3 – 2 New England Revolution
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares; Patrick Nyarko (Alex 83’), Jeff Larentowicz ©, Arevalo Rios, Joel Lindpere (Dilly Duka 63’); Mike Magee, Juan Luis Anangono (Quincy Amarikwa 71’)
Substitutes not used: Paolo Tornaghi, Hunter Jumper, Logan Pause, Chris Rolfe
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Andrew Farrell, Chris Tierney, Jose Goncalves, Stephen McCarthy, Scott Caldwell (Charlie Davies 89’), Kelyn Rowe, Lee Nguyen, Saer Sene (Chad Barrett 56’), Diego Fagundez, Dimitry Imbongo (Juan Agudelo 71’)
Substitutes not used: Brad Stuver, Darrius Barnes, Andy Dorman, AJ Soares
Scoring Summary
NE – Kelyn Rowe (Saer Sene) 9’
CHI – Juan Luis Anangono (Joel Lindpere) 30’
NE – Saer Sene (Dimitry Imbongo) 45+’
CHI – Mike Magee (Patrick Nyarko) 55’
CHI – Alex (unassisted) 86
Misconduct Summary
CHI – Gonzalo Segares (caution) 61’
CHI – Jeff Larentowicz (caution) 69’
CHI – Mike Magee (caution) 89’
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistants: Gregory Barkey, Eric Boria
Fourth Official: Silviu Petrescu
Attendance: 17,104