HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – Joel Lindpere's 63rd-minute goal allowed the New York Red Bulls to tie the Chicago Fire 2-2 on Saturday night and move into third place in the Eastern Conference by themselves.
The Red Bulls (6-6-13) have not won since a 5-0 victory over Toronto on June 6. But the tie gave them 31 points, one better than Sporting Kansas City.
The Fire (2-7-14) are tied with Toronto FC at the bottom of the conference.
Lindpere's sixth goal of the season came on a one-timer off Dane Richards' feed from the right side.
The first half ended with the Fire up 2-1 thanks to an equalizing goal in the 16th minute from Dominic Oduro and the go-ahead tally by Sebastian Grazzini in the 24th minute.