Fire outlast Dallas, move into fourth place in East

Mike Magee turned in a goal in the 42nd minute to help Chicago keep pace in the MLS playoff race.
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Mike Magee tied for the MLS goal-scoring lead and added an assist to help the Chicago Fire hold off FC Dallas 3-2 Saturday night.

The victory moved the Fire (13-12-7) into a three-way tie with Montreal and Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference with two matches remaining. The top five teams in each conference advance to the playoffs.

Dallas (10-11-11) rallied from a 3-0 deficit on Kenny Cooper's two second-half goals, but remained eighth in the Western Conference.

Chicago opened the scoring in the 25th minute when Magee sent a corner kick from the left side to about 10 yards in front of the goal and Juan Luis Anangono headed it in.

Magee scored his 19th goal in the 42nd minute when Alex's shot deflected off Magee's right shoulder. Magee is tied with Montreal's Marco Di Vaio for the lead in goals.

Defender Jalil Anibaba put Chicago ahead 3-0 in the 52nd minute with his first goal since May 2012.


MONTREAL (AP) -- Jose Goncalves scored in the 31st minute and New England kept its playoff hopes alive with a victory that extended Montreal's winless streak to five games.

The Revolution (12-11-9) stretched their unbeaten string to four games and moved within a point of the Impact (13-11-7), Chicago and Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, but the win was tempered by the loss of forward Saer Sene to a broken leg.

Sene was taken off on a stretcher after getting injured in the 19th minute when his foot got caught between Davy Arnaud's legs while going for a ball in the Montreal penalty area.

The crowd of 18,917 went silent when Sene went down and lay on the pitch in agony with his foot pointing the wrong way.

The Revolution announced Sene's status on Twitter after the game, saying he dislocated his left ankle and broke his left fibula.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Substitute Jack McInerney scored in the 90th minute to salvage a 1-1 draw with D.C. United and move Philadelphia into a three-way tie with Chicago and Montreal for fourth place in the Eastern conference.

Nick DeLeon scored in the 36th minute for United (3-23-6), which had ample opportunities to build on its lead but went its 10th straight match without a victory.

McInerney scored his first goal since June 1 on a clear header from inside the 6-yard box after reaching Kleberson's cross from the left.

DeLeon scored his second goal of the season on a swerving strike from 30 yards after reaching Lewis Neal's pass from deeper in midfield.

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