Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake moved into first place in the Western Conference on Wednesday despite being held to a 0-0 draw by the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.
The Claret and Cobalt, unbeaten in their last four league matches, move one point ahead of the San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders FC. Real Salt Lake's 23 points is tops in all of Major League Soccer.
Chicago got off to a cracking start Wednesday night, hitting the woodwork inside the opening four minutes. Patrick Nyarko broke free on the right flank and chipped a perfect cross into the box but Dominic Oduro's free header from close range rattled the crossbar.
The near-goal early on failed to set the tone as the match fizzled out in tame fashion.
Both sides return to action Saturday as Real Salt Lake (7-3-2) continues its road trip at CenturyLink Field for a tilt against the Sounders while Chicago (3-2-3) stays home for a meeting with Sporting Kansas City.
Hoping their baseball success will translate to titles in another sport, the Yankees are combining with English power Manchester City to own a Major League Soccer expansion team in New York that will start play in 2015.
RailHawks take out Galaxy 2-1 The Carolina RailHawks scored twice in the second half to upset the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS at WakeMed Soccer Park Tuesday in front of a sell-out crowd during the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Shriver, RailHawks top Ft. Lauderdale, 3-1 Behind two Brian Shriver goals the Carolina RailHawks beat Ft. Lauderdale 3-1 Saturday and improved to 2-1-0 on the season. They currently sit atop the NASL standings with 7 points.
Back of the Net Soccer Show with Charlie Slagle 9/4/10 CASL CEO Charlie Slagle hosted Vice President for Sports Marketing for the Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, Scott Dupree, Jeff Witt from the "Magnificent Mile", Director of Coaching Development of the NSCAA, Jeff Tipping, and former US National Team star Claudio Reyna on 99.9FM The Fan ESPN Radio.