MLS: Grazzini helps Fire top Revolution 3-2
Monday, September 26, 2011
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sebastian Grazzini, Dominic Oduro and Patrick Nyarko scored to help the Chicago Fire beat the New England Revolution 3-2 on Sunday.
The Fire have won three of their last four Major League Soccer games. They face Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.
Midfielder Ryan Guy scored two goals in the final three minutes, but New England dropped its fourth match in the last nine starts (1-4-5).
Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis was whistled for tripping Nyarko in the penalty area in the fourth minute, setting up Grazzini’s penalty kick score.
The Fire made it 2-0 in the ninth minute. Oduro broke through the defense, took Grazzini’s feed and faked Reis before kicking the ball into an open net for his team-leading 11th goal of the year.
Nyarko capped the Chicago scoring in the 30th minute, giving the Fire their first 3-0 lead in three seasons.
Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson lost his shutout in the 90th minute. Guy chipped a shot over Johnson from 25 yards for his first goal of the year, then converted a hard shot in the first minute of stoppage time.
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