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Fire roar past FC Dallas

Mar 22, 2009 - 3:31 AM FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Brian McBride scored the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the 51st minute to lead the Chicago Fire to a 3-1 season-opening win against FC Dallas on Saturday night.

The Fire won at FC Dallas for the first time in 14 games despite surrendering Kenny Cooper's goal on a shot from beyond midfield in the 9th minute.

Chicago's Justin Mapp made it 1-1 on a 15-yard shot in the 38th minute, then McBride put his team ahead after FC Dallas defender Drew Moor was called for a hand ball in the penalty box early in the second half.

Cuauhtemoc Blanco added an insurance goal in the final seconds when he curled a free kick over a wall of defenders into the right corner of the net.








  • MLS
    CHICAGO 3
    FC DALLAS 1 FINAL

    Mar 21 10:29 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    CHICAGO 3
    FC DALLAS 1
    CHICAGO GOAL: Cuauhtemoc Blanco in the 94th minute

    Fire 3, FC Dallas 1  End of Reg.Mar 21 10:29 PM
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    Fire 2, FC Dallas 1  2nd - 90'Mar 21 10:28 PM
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    Fire 2, FC Dallas 1  2nd - 81'Mar 21 10:19 PM
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    Fire 2, FC Dallas 1  2nd - 80'Mar 21 10:13 PM
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    Fire 2, FC Dallas 1  2nd - 73'Mar 21 10:08 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    CHICAGO 2
    FC DALLAS 1
    CHICAGO PENALTY GOAL: Brian McBride in the 51st minute

    Fire 2, FC Dallas 1  2nd - 51'Mar 21 9:46 PM


  • MLS
    CHICAGO 1
    FC DALLAS 1 HALFTIME

    Mar 21 9:24 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    CHICAGO 1
    FC DALLAS 1
    CHICAGO GOAL: Justin Mapp in the 38th minute

    Fire 1, FC Dallas 1  1st - 38'Mar 21 9:15 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    CHICAGO 0
    FC DALLAS 1
    FC DALLAS GOAL: Kenny Cooper in the 9th minute

    Fire 0, FC Dallas 1  1st - 9'Mar 21 8:46 PM