The New York Red Bulls defeated the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Wednesday in a midday MLS match at Red Bull Arena.
With the heat index soaring and the Red Bulls nursing several injuries, New York dominated possession and won just their second match in their last eight outings. New acquisition Sebastien Le Toux delivered the game-winning assist to Thierry Henry in the 71st minute of the match. The Red Bulls defense was as effective as the heat in slowing down the Fire offense, holding them to just one shot on target.
Here is video of Henry's 10th goal of the 2012 campaign and his first since April 28:
With the victory, the Red Bulls (10-5-5) moved up to second place in the Eastern Conference, just one point behind Sporting Kansas City. New York's next match will be on July 21 against the Philadelphia Union (6-9-2) at Red Bull Arena.
Red Bulls goalkeeper Bill Gaudette, another new acquisition, has been called up to play for Puerto Rico in a friendly against Spain on Aug. 15 (via Brian Lewis). Gaudette is eligible to play for Puerto Rico because of his three-year residency while playing with the Puerto Rico Islanders (2008-2010) in the NASL. He has been called up by Puerto Rico twice this year.
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