Revs comeback falls short in 3-2 loss to Fire

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Revs comeback falls short in 3-2 loss to Fire

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.

Chicago Fires Sebastian Grazzini, center, gets congratulated by teammates Marco Pappa, left, and Logan Pause, right, after scoring a penalty kick against the New England Revolution during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

New England Revolutions goalkeeper Matt Reis, right, makes a save as Chicago Fires Jalil Anibaba, top left, comes in high during the first half of a MLS soccer game in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Chicago Fires Dominic Oduro celebrates with his shoe after kicking a goal against the New England Revolution during the first half of anl MLS soccer game in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Chicago Fires Dominic Oduro watches his shot go into the goal for a score against the New England Revolution during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

Chicago Fires Sebastian Grazzini, center, gets congratulated by teammates Marco Pappa, left, and Logan Pause, right, after scoring a penalty kick against the New England Revolution during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011.

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 Grazzinis penalty kick score.

The Fire made it 2-0 in the ninth minute. Oduro broke through the defense, took Grazzinis 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.

--Associated Press

Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco score, Toronto FC beats Revolution, 2-0

Drew Moor, Sebastian Giovinco score, Toronto FC beats Revolution, 2-0

TORONTO - Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night.

Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since a 2-1 home loss to Chicago on Saturday.

Moor's 11th-minute goal looked to be enough, with Toronto goalkeeper Alex Bono preserving the win with a save on Teal Bunbury's header in the 88th minute. But Giovinco added an insurance goal deep into stoppage time, bringing down a high ball before beating a defender and banging a left-footed shot home for his 50th goal in MLS regular-season and playoff action.

MLS leading Toronto (10-2-5) has won seven straight at home. New England (5-7-5) is 0-6-3 on the road.

Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

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Nikolic, Solignac score in Fire's 2-1 win over Revolution

Nemanja Nikolic and Luis Solignac scored and the Chicago Fire handed the New England Revolution their first home loss of the season, 2-1 on Saturday night.

Nikolic scored his MLS-leading 13th goal in the 18th minute, beating an offside trap and, after having his initial shot blocked by goalie Cody Cropper, firing in the rebound.

Three quick passes found Solignac in front of the goal as he finished from close range in the 61st for his fourth goal.

New England scored in the 70th when Juan Agudelo kept the ball alive with a header off a cross with Antonio Mlinar Delamea then heading in the ball for his first MLS goal.

New England, which outshot Chicago 24-8, spent the remaining minutes on the attack but failed to get the equalizer despite several frantic moments in front of Chicago's net.

New England (5-6-5) had five wins and two draws at home before the loss. Chicago (9-3-4) is unbeaten in eight matches.