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Schweinsteiger, Nikolic lead Fire to 3-0 win over Revolution

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Schweinsteiger, Nikolic lead Fire to 3-0 win over Revolution

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. - Nemanja Nikolic scored twice, Bastian Schweinsteiger added a goal and the Chicago Fire beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday.

Schewinsteiger split a pair of defenders and, from just beyond the top-left corner of the 6-yard box, side-netted a low finish for Chicago (3-1-2) to open the scoring moments before halftime.

Nikolic made it 2-0 early in the second half, poking Luis Solignac's deflected entry past Cody Cropper from point-blank range, and capped the scoring in the 73rd minute. Schweinsteiger fed David Accam, streaking down the left sideline, who placed perfectly a cross to the spot where Nikolic tapped it into the net.

New England (2-3-1) played most of the match a man down after Je-Vaughn Watson was sent off in the 27th after receiving a pair of yellow cards just minutes apart. The Revolution had just four total shots and had a three-game unbeaten streak snapped.

Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney announces retirement after 11 seasons with Revs

Chris Tierney discusses the injury that forced him to retire and looks back at his 11-year career with the Revolution.

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New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

New England Revolution's Chris Tierney retires after 11 seasons

After 11 seasons with the New England Revolution, Chris Tierney announced his retirement on Thursday.  It marks the end of a special career in club history.  The Wellesley native played his entire MLS career for his hometown team and is the Revs' longest-tenured field player. In franchise history, he ranks third in league appearances, fourth in assists, and second in game-winning helpers.    

The fullback started at least 20 matches for eight straight seasons (2010-2017).  2018 might have been another season of 20-plus starts, but a torn ACL cut his season short on May 30.  

His left foot was lethal.  Over the course of his career, he delivered quite a few highlight reel free kicks.  Brad Friedel will remember the last one he made. Tierney's stoppage-time goal against Colorado helped the first year head coach earn his first win in the second game of the season.  

His most memorable goal may have come in 2014 MLS Cup.  His 79th-minute equalizer pushed the championship match to extra time before Robbie Keane scored the game-winner.   

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