Grazzini, Pappa rally Fire past FC Dallas



BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Sebastian Grazzini and Marco Pappa scored and goalkeeper Sean Johnson stopped a penalty kick as the Chicago Fire rallied for a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night.

The Fire (5-3-3) won for the third time in five matches to remain in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Defender Matt Hedges scored in the 41st minute to put FC Dallas (3-7-4) on the board first. Dallas extended its winless streak to eight matches (0-5-3) and remained winless on the road (0-5-1).

Grazzini tied the score in the 45th minute, lofting a 25-yard left-footed shot over Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman’s right shoulder.

Johnson stopped Blas Perez’s penalty kick in the 52nd minute, and Pappa got the tiebreaker in the 63rd on rebound off a penalty kick by Grazzini.