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MLS round-up: Chicago Fire beat San Jose Earthquakes to secure play-off place

on Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:40 pm

The Chicago FireSBOBET completed a remarkable turnaround in the space of a year by following up last season's bottom-placed finish with a play-off clinching triumph over the San Jose Earthquakes.

Wednesday's 4-1 victory at Avaya Stadium, which saw Nemanja Nikolic close in on 20 goals for the MLS campaign with a brace to bolster early strikes from Djordje Mihailovic and Luis Solignac, guaranteed the Fire a ticket to the post-season. Chris Wondolowski replied for struggling San Jose.

Expansion franchise Atlanta United secured a play-off place at the first time of asking by cruising past the Philadelphia Union 3-0 with efforts from Julian Gressel, Josef Martinez and Jacob Peterson.Clint Dempsey completed the scoring as the Seattle Sounders registered a thumping 3-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, who had Tony Tchani sentSBOBET off at the death.

New York City FC squeezed into the top two in the Eastern Conference as Jack Harrison's first-half goal secured a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact, while FC Dallas ran out 2-0 victors against the Colorado Rapids thanks to strikes from Maynor Figueroa and Roland Lamah.

Elsewhere, Orlando City sent the New England Revolution packing following a 6-1 rout.

Brazilian starSBOBET Kaka was on target twice in Florida, where his former AC Milan team-mate Antonio Nocerino and Middlesbrough academy graduate Seb Hines also got among the goals.

Honduran forward Alberth Elis scored twice late on to rescue a 3-3 draw for the Houston Dynamo, who were set to lose at home to the Los Angeles Galaxy.

It was the same scoreline in Harrison, New Jersey. The New York Red Bulls thought they had done enough to see off DC United, with Tyler Adams bagging a brace, but Fidel Escobar's last-gasp own goal gave a share of the points to the lowly capital club.SBOBET
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