MacDonald brace snaps Fire skid, leaves Red Bulls reeling in East playoff race
The New York Red Bulls have worried about slow starts all season, so when they managed to keep the Chicago Fire off the scoreboard in the first half on Saturday, there was hope for a team that had consistently struggled to take control of matches.
The Red Bulls didn't lose control of the match early on Saturday. They lost control in the second half as the Fire capitalized on their chances, with Sherjill MacDonald punishing the Red Bulls for a pair of goals to lead the Fire to a 2-0 victory at Red Bull Arena.
The victory helped the Fire return to second place in the East, while the Red Bulls' second home loss in three matches dropped them into fourth place with two matches remaining.
The Fire started the match well, controlling the action, but neither they or the Red... [via Soccer By Ives]