Kennedy Igboananike helps Fire top Red Bulls; Kevin Doyle lifts Rapids past Dynamo
FIRE 3, RED BULLS 2
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kennedy Igboananike broke a tie in the 73rd minute with his second goal of the game and the Chicago Fire beat New York 3-2 on Wednesday night to end the Red Bulls' six-game undefeated streak.
New York (11-7-6) has not won in Chicago since 2005.
After New York's Sacha Kljestan opened the scoring on a penalty kick in the 10th minute, Igboananike tied it in the 22nd for Chicago (7-13-5). He slotted Gilberto's through ball inside the far post. Patrick Nyarko made it 2-1 in the 41st. Gilberto sent in a cross that was chested down by Michael Stephens, and Nyarko swiveled for the finish.
Ronald Zubar tied it at 2 in the 49th on a trick play. Lloyd Sam started a corner kick with a disguised touch, allowing Kljestan to dribble it out for a centering pass. The deflected ball fell to Zubar's feet for a redirection.
David Accam fed an open Igboananike on a fast break for the winner.
RAPIDS 2, DYNAMO 1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kevin Doyle headed in the winner in the 79th minute and Colorado beat Houston for its first home victory since July 11.
Colorado (7-9-9) hasn't lost to Houston (8-10-8) since 2009, winning five of the nine meetings.
Doyle climbed over a defender to head home Sean St Ledger's chipped cross. St Ledger started the sequence by running down a loose ball at the baseline and just got a foot on it before it went out of bounds.
Both teams were whistled for hand balls in the box in the first half, resulting in two penalty-kick goals.
Colorado's Vicente Sanchez started the scoring in the 20th minute after Alex touched the ball during a slide at the edge of the area. It was Colorado's first penalty kick conversion of the season.
Houston's Brad Davis tied it at 1 in the 37th after Bobby Burling deflected a cross with his hand.