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Posted on July 13, 2014 at 9:03 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Quincy Amarikwa scored in the 3rd minute and Sean Johnson saved a penalty kick in the 86th to seal the Chicago Fire's 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday.

Johnson dove to the right and got his right hand on Chris Tierney's low left-footed penalty kick. The block sent the ball into the air, off the post and rested on the goal line before Johnson secured it.

Johnson's big stop helped the Fire (3-4-10) stop a six-game winless streak. It was the fifth consecutive MLS loss for New England (7-8-2).

Amarikwa's goal was Chicago's quickest score of the season. He won a long ball from Mike Magee and chipped home a shot past Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

The Revolution played without leading scorer Lee Nguyen after he was suspended for one game for endangering the safety of an opponent.

SPORTING KC 2, IMPACT 1

MONTREAL (AP) — Dom Dwyer took advantage of a defensive lapse to score his second goal of the game in the 89th minute to lift Sporting Kansas City.

Montreal defender Heath Pearce and goalkeeper Troy Perkins got their signals crossed, and neither cleared a harmless ball away from the 18-yard box. The hesitation was enough for Dwyer to pounce on the loose ball and get his 14th goal of the season to give Sporting (8-5-5) its third victory in four games.

Dwyer, who has six goals against Montreal this season, opened the scoring in the fourth minute.

Marco Di Vaio tied it for the Impact (3-9-5) with a header in the 28th for his third goal of the season.

TORONTO FC 4, DYNAMO 2

TORONTO (AP) — Jermain Defoe set up two goals and then scored two of his own for Toronto.

Toronto trailed 2-0 before Jonathan Osorio and Dominic Oduro scored in the first half. Defoe then had his goals in the 63rd and 89th minutes, helping his team stop a three-game winless streak.

Brad Davis scored twice for Houston, which has allowed a league-worst 38 goals this season.

Defoe has 10 goals in 12 league games.

RED BULLS 4, CREW 1

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Thierry Henry had three assists and the go-ahead goal to lift New York.

Henry scored in the 45th minute when he nonchalantly floated the ball just inside the far post. Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark was out of position after blocking Bradley Wright-Phillips' header, and then another shot was blocked by a defender.

The Red Bulls (5-5-8) opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Henry set up an easy tap-in for Wright-Phillips' MLS-leading 15th goal of the season.

Columbus (4-6-8) answered in the 39th minute when Adam Bedell scored his first MLS goal.

Henry then teamed with Lloyd Sam on a give-and-go in the 56th minute, and set up Eric Alexander on a breakaway in the 91st minute.

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