Beating the Chicago Fire for the first time in two years meant a lot more to MetroStars Coach Bob Bradley than his 100th MLS win.
"It's been a long time coming," Bradley said after the MetroStars' 2-1 win over the Fire last night in East Rutherford, N.J. "We've had a lot of tough games with these guys."
Bradley had posted an 0-4-3 record in seven league games against the Fire since leaving Chicago to become the MetroStars' coach last season.
John Wolyniec scored early in the second half and Amado Guevara scored on a penalty kick late in the first half to help Bradley reach his milestone.
Bradley, the winningest coach in MLS history, is 100-70-29. He won 82 games as coach of the Fire.
Chris Armas scored for the Fire, which had its winless streak extended to a club-record eight games. It was Chicago's first game since transferring star midfielder DaMarcus Beasley to PSV Eindhoven of the Dutch First Division.
"This is a win against a longtime rival who we've had trouble beating. It's a step in the right direction," said Wolyniec.
* EARTHQUAKES 2, REVOLUTION 2: Landon Donovan and Brian Ching scored in injury time, rallying San Jose to a tie at home.
Donovan, a U.S. national team forward, scored his fourth goal of the season in the opening minute of extra time. Ching assisted on the goal and followed it with his own three minutes later, converting a pass from Dwayne De Rosario moments before the final whistle.
Pat Noonan and Jose Cancela scored early goals for the Revolution, which couldn't capitalize after San Jose defender Troy Dayak was ejected in the 62nd minute for a serious foul on Shalrie Joseph.
The defending MLS champion Earthquakes rallied to stay unbeaten in their three-game homestand, while the Revolution extended its unbeaten streak to four games.
* RAPIDS 0, CREW 0: Colorado extended its scoreless streak to 415 minutes in the tie in Denver. Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon and Columbus keeper Jon Busch each recorded their sixth shutout.
* GALAXY 2, WIZARDS 2: Tyrone Marshall scored in second-half stoppage time to lift visiting Los Angeles to a tie. The tie kept the Galaxy (9-5-6) in first place in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the Wizards (9-4-5). Kansas City extended its unbeaten streak to nine.