BRIDGEVILLE, Ill. - The Union played the Chicago Fire to a 1-1 tie in a Major League Soccer game at Toyota Park last night.
Midfielder Veljko Paunovic scored for the Union on a 30-yard shot in the 34th minute.
The leftfooted shot went low past goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who was screened by Chicago defender Josip Mikulic.
Midfielder Pavel Pardo, making his debut with the Fire, tied the game about 9 minutes into the second half.
Pardo took a feed from forward Dominic Oduro on the goal line, and beat goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon with a 17-yard kick.