The Houston Dynamo continued their late season surge for the fifth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire.

Matt Watson helps Fire salvage draw with D.C. United

September, 20, 2014
Sep 20
10:20
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Matt Watson scored in the 78th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 3-3 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

Chicago (5-7-16) tied the MLS record, set in 2011, with its 16th draw of the season.

Quincy Amarikwa gave Chicago the lead in the 16th minute. He settled a cross with his chest, took two touches to elude the defense and bent in a shot. Amarikwa was clipped inside the box in the 30th minute and Jeff Larentowicz converted the penalty kick for a 2-0 lead.

Luis Silva's penalty kick put D.C. (14-9-6) on the board in the 39th minute to snap United's two-game scoreless streak. Silva evened the match at 2 in the 54th minute when he sent a free kick from distance. D.C. took its first lead at 3-2 in the 68th minute.

Watson's game-tying shot from distance ricocheted off a defender and landed in the back of the net.


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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 89th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

De Rosario tipped in the tying score from a yard out after Gilberto knocked a header down in front of the goal. De Rosario's 104th career goal helped Toronto FC (9-11-7) avoid a third consecutive scoreless shutout.

Lovel Palmer opened the scoring for Chicago (5-7-15) with a header off Sanna Nyassi's short corner in the 11th minute. It was his first goal as a member of the Fire.


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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Charlie Davies scored the go-ahead goal in the 60th minute in the New England Revolution's 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire on Sunday night.

Jermaine Jones maneuvered through a seam up the middle of the Chicago (5-7-14) defense and passed forward to Davies to create the opportunity for New England (12-12-3).

Davies smashed it home just 2 minutes after he entered the game as a substitute for Patrick Mullins. Diego Fagundez pulled the Revs even at one on a header in the 41st minute.

Sanna Nyassi gave the Fire a 1-0 lead on a header in the 28th minute off Quincy Amarikwa's cross.

Sean Johnson made back-to-back diving saves in the 58th minute for the Fire.


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Major League Soccer

Earnshaw lifts Fire over Dallas

August, 31, 2014
Aug 31
12:11
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BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- Robert Earnshaw scored on a late header and the Chicago Fire snapped Dallas FC's 10-game unbeaten streak, beating the Texas team 1-0 on Saturday night.

Jeff Larentowicz's cross found Earnshaw in the center of the box, and Earnshaw's twisting header in the 83rd minute deflected past goalkeeper Raul Fernandez for the difference-maker.

A quiet first half saw Chicago's Grant Ward earn a yellow card in the 10th minute for a dangerous tackle. In the 39th minute, Dallas' Fabian Castillo broke free down the left off a long feed and fired, but goalkeeper Sean Johnson turned away the left-footed attempt with a sprawling save.


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MLS

Jermaine Jones to join New England

August, 24, 2014
Aug 24
5:16
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United States international midfielder Jermaine Jones has signed with Major League Soccer and will join the New England Revolution.

The Revs landed Jones after MLS conducted a blind draw, and he signed a designated player contract on Sunday, the team announced.


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Quincy Amarikwa ties it late for Fire

August, 23, 2014
Aug 23
9:05
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TORONTO -- Toronto FC settled for a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday.

Gilberto gave Toronto a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute, but the home side was unable to hold on as Quincy Amarikwa tied it at 2-2 in the 90th minute.

A Fire own goal in the first half accounted for Toronto's other goal while former TFC forward Robert Earnshaw had the lone goal for Chicago (4-6-14).

TFC (9-8-6) forward Luke Moore sprung Gilberto, who stepped around Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson before scoring his fourth goal of the season.


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Impact end 7-match losing streak

August, 16, 2014
Aug 16
8:13
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MONTREAL -- Marco Di Vaio scored in the 84th minute and the Montreal Impact ended a seven-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

The Impact (4-14-5) won for the first time since June 29 in Houston. They remained 10th and last in the MLS Eastern Conference behind the ninth-place Fire (4-6-13).


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