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             === RBNY hopes to extend unbeaten run against Fire ===
 Harrison,  NJ (  - Red Bull New York will hope to extend its
 four-match unbeaten run on Saturday when the club welcomes the Chicago Fire to
 Red Bull Arena.
 Saturday's  clash  will be a  rematch of  a 1-1 draw  between the two sides at
 Toyota  Park on March 23. The Red Bulls are 3-1-3 since that game, rising to a
 four-way  tie  for top  spot in the  Eastern Conference with  14 points on the
 New  York  most recently earned  a 1-0 win over  FC Dallas, a fortunate result
 given  that Luis  Robles was forced to  save a second-half penalty to keep the
 two sides level.
 "I  think  he's carrying that  confidence from  middle-to-end of last year and
 carrying  it  right into the preseason  this year and right into the beginning
 (of  the regular  season)," Red  Bulls head  coach Mike  Petke said  after the
 match.  "A confident goalkeeper is key for us, and for any team, and right now
 we have a confident goalkeeper."
 Bradley  Wright-Phillips  continued his rich vein  of form by scoring the lone
 goal  of the  match with his fifth strike  in three games, which was set up by
 Thierry Henry's third assist in as many matches.
 "If  you  can get  it to  (Henry) in  that position,  behind the defense, he's
 always  going to make a play, and he made a great pass to Bradley," midfielder
 Dax McCarty said. "And Bradley did what he's been doing the past couple weeks,
 just being deadly in the box and obviously it was an important goal because it
 was the game-winner."
 Chicago,  on six points,  is the last remaining club in MLS without a win this
 season.  But  the Fire have  dropped just two  games, preventing the club from
 being  stranded alone  at the bottom of  the East - Frank Yallop's side shares
 the cellar with the Montreal Impact.
 The Fire saw their run of six successive draws come to an end last time out as
 the club suffered a 3-2 loss to Real Salt Lake.
 "Obviously  it's  piss-poor defending," Yallop  said. "I don't think we really
 wanted  to win that game because it didn't show. If we wanted to we would have
 tried,  put our  head through the ball  and cleared things and be good at that
 stuff  but we  didn't. So it's back to  the drawing board for us. I thought we
 were  going somewhere  but now we've had  a total collapse in a game we should
 have won."
 Chicago is three games shy of the MLS-record for the longest winless streak to
 start  a  season, when Real  Salt Lake opened the  2007 campaign with an 0-5-6
 05/09 15:36:24 ET

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