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MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Chicago



(Saturday, June 23, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Chicago 2, Columbus 1

Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - The Chicago Fire are so good at Toyota Park, they only need 10 men.

Marco Pappa and Dominic Oduro scored inside 26 minutes and, despite a red card to Gonzalo Segares in the 29th, Chicago edged the Columbus Crew, 2-1, in Major League Soccer on Saturday night.

The Fire (7-5-3) won their fourth straight home match and are unbeaten in five straight in their stadium on the outskirts of the Windy City.

Tony Tchani scored for the Crew (5-5-4), who had their six-game undefeated run snapped. Columbus last lost in April.

Pappa opened the scoring inside 2 minutes when he sent a shot from outside the box to the top-right corner for his fourth goal this season. Oduro took a pass from Sebastian Grazzini to notch his fifth of the year in the 26th.

Segares was sent off minutes later, and Columbus took advantage in the 36th as Tchani turned a Chris Birchall pass into the net.

The Crew could not build on the goal as it failed to take advantage of the man advantage. Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson finished with eight saves, the best in the 56th when he turned a header from Josh Williams wide of the left post.

Chicago improved to 5-1-2 at home, and climbed within three points of Red Bull New York for third place in the Eastern Conference in fourth place.

Columbus remained on 19 points and sits in sixth place - just one points ahead of the expansion Montreal Impact and the New England Revolution.

06/23 22:54:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
Final
PHI 103
MIN 94
Final
BOS 87
HOU 93
Final
ATL 105
POR 99
Final
CLE 101
SAC 90
Final
BRK 122
TOR 127
Final
MIA 72
DAL 93
Final
NOP 108
LAC 103
4th
UTA 90
GSW 77
 
1st
PHO 12
CHI 15
 
Final
PRIN 72
HARV 75
 
Final
CORN 57
BRO 49
 
Final
PENN 58
DART 51
 
Final
NIAG 61
MAR 65
 
Final
CAN 63
QUIN 57
 
Final
MAN 87
SIENA 79
 
Final
WILL 63
IUPUI 59
 
Final
FAIR 59
MON 60
 
Final
ARST 67
OREG 68
Final
CLMB 59
YALE 63
 
Half
BUF 45
KSU 25
 
1st
ARZ 24
ORST 13
 
Final
NJD 1
PIT 2
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
2nd Intermission
COL 1
NAS 0
 
1st Intermission
ANA 0
CHI 1