Grazzini, Pappa rally Fire past FC Dallas
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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.