March 28, 2009
MLS: Chicago 1, D.C. United 1 (tie)
Luciano Emilio scored for D.C. United and Patrick Nyarko got the equalizer for Chicago Saturday and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Emilio, the reigning MLS MVP, scored unassisted in the seventh minute for D.C. (0-0-2). Nyarko pulled the Fire (1-0-1) even with D.C. with a goal early in the second half.Chicago is tied with Toronto FC and Columbus for first place in the Eastern Conference.