Red Bulls, Chicago Fire play to 1-1 tie

New York Red Bulls defender Richard Eckersley, left, New York Red Bulls defender Richard Eckersley, left, protects the ball while defending against Colorado Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers during the first half of a game on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. Photo Credit: AP / Julio Cortez

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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Dax McCarty's goal in the 21st minute lifted the New York Red Bulls to a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Sunday.

The deadlock, played in 28 degree temperatures, kept each team winless at 0-1-2 records.

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For the second straight match, the Fire opened the scoring and then were tied.

Chicago midfielder Jeff Larentowicz headed Harrison Shipp's corner kick past goalkeeper Luis Robles from 8 yards out in the sixth minute.

The Red Bulls tied the game on McCarty's 13-yard shot off a scramble in the 21st minute. McCarty found the ball in a crowd after a corner kick was cleared by the Chicago defense, and beat Sean Johnson with a short right-footed kick.

Alex's hard left-footed shot for the Fire was saved by Robles in the 47th minute.

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