MLS

Chicago, Sporting Kansas City play to goalless draw

{eot}
Associated Press
3/16/2013 6:25:45 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Chicago Fire managed to earn their first point in three games this year despite remaining scoreless, tying Sporting Kansas City 0-0 on Saturday.

Chicago (0-2-1) looked poised to break its scoring drought when Dan Paladini got free in front of Sporting's goal in the 90th minute, but Jimmy Nielsen made the sliding save to preserve his first shutout of the year.

Sporting (1-1-1) went scoreless on 20 shots in its home opener, despite a 73 per cent to 27 per cent advantage in possession.

Kansas City had two late chances to win against the defensive-minded Fire, but second-half substitute Soony Saad put his shot just left in the 78th minute and Graham Zusi shot high after getting free just outside the 6-yard box in the 86th.

Sean Johnson made three saves for Chicago, earning his first shutout of the year.

Two of three home openers for Sporting since its 2011 rebranding have been scoreless draws against the Fire.

Jimmy Nielsen (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Tommy Smyth: Sept. 18

We recap the UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 and sneak a peak at Tommy's legendary prediction ways.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.


More Podcasts

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television