Blanco Leads Chicago Past Toronto 3-0 In MLS Debut


AP Worldstream
Published: Jul 30, 2007

Mexican striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco quickly showed his ability in his
Major League Soccer debut, setting up the first goal of the match as
the Chicago Fire downed Toronto FC 3-0 Sunday.

In Sunday’s other match, the Kansas City Wizards edged Chivas USA 3-2.

Blanco fed the ball to Ivan Guerrero to score in the 37th minute
and almost created another goal in the 43rd minute, but Chad Barrett
was judged to have used his arm to control the Mexican’s pass before
hammering it into the goal.

Calen Carr and Floyd Franks also scored as the Fire snapped a six-game
winless streak.

Chicago, which had scored 13 goals in its previous 16 games, is tied
with Toronto for last in the East with 19 points. Toronto is winless
in four games.

Armenian Yura Movsisyan scored in the 89th minute to lift the Kansas
City to a home win over past Chivas USA.

Chivas went up early when U.S. international Jonathan Bornstein took
a beautiful pass upfield from Ante Razov and scored from 18 yards out
despite being surrounded by four Wizards players, including goalkeeper
Kevin Hartman.

Chivas tied it at 2-2 in the 54th minute when John Cunliffe scored
a minute after Davy Arnaud’s free kick for the Wizards, who remained
a point back of New England in the Eastern Conference.