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Red Bulls Vs. Fire Final Score: New York Downs Chicago 1-0

The Chicago Fire were defeated by the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Wednesday.

HARRISON, NJ - JULY 18:  Mehdi Ballouchy #10 of the New York Red Bulls and Marco Pappa #16 of the Chicago Fire fight for the ball during their match at Red Bull Arena on July 18, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
HARRISON, NJ - JULY 18: Mehdi Ballouchy #10 of the New York Red Bulls and Marco Pappa #16 of the Chicago Fire fight for the ball during their match at Red Bull Arena on July 18, 2012 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Longtime French national team star Thierry Henry scored his first goal since April 28 to break a scoreless tie in the 71st minute and give the New York Red Bulls a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night. The win lifts the Red Bulls to 10-5-5 overall, which is second in the Eastern Conference. With the loss, the Fire drop to 9-7-4 overall, fourth in the East.

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New York rookie Connor Lade pushed the ball up field to Sabastian Le Toux, who made a cross-field pass to Henry. The star beat Fire goalie Sean Johnson.

Chicago faces Aston Villa at Toyota Park on Saturday night in an international friendly against the English Premier League team.

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