The Chicago Fire defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1 on Sunday, picking up three important points in the process. The Fire now stand alone in third place in the Eastern Conference, two points ahead of Houston and the Columbus Crew.
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The Fire got the scoring started quickly against the Dynamo -- Patrick Nyarko pushed Chicago ahead 1-0 with a goal in the first minute. Dan Paladini extended Chicago's lead to 2-0 with a goal in the 19th minute, and the Fire would hold that edge until the Dynamo got on the board with a goal in the 90th minute. Houston's odds were still long at that point, and Chicago's Alex put the Dynamo away for good with a goal in the 93rd minute.
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