Fire Vs. Sporting KC Final Score: Chicago Emerges With 1-0 Win

KANSAS CITY, KS - JUNE 29: Teal Bunbury #9 of Sporting Kansas City takes a shot past Austin Berry #22 of Chicago Fire during the second half at Livestrong Sporting Park on June 29, 2012 in Kansas City, Kansas. Chicago won 1-0. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

The Chicago Fire pushed their winning streak to three by taking care of Sporting KC on Friday.

The Chicago Fire got a goal from Marco Pappa in the 58th minute and were able to hold on for a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson was a huge reason why the Fire were able to come away with the win in Kansas City:

Johnson came up huge in second-half stoppage time, diving to his right to stop Soony Saad's blast from distance in the 93rd minute and to his left to deny Kei Kamara's low shot in the 96th. Those saves, and others, helped Chicago overcome a 27-7 disadvantage in shots.

Related: Pappa gives Fire first win over Sporting KC at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park

The Fire (8-5-3) have now won three consecutive games and stand six points out of first in the East.

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