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October 12, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 14087‎
 
63′ Kenny Cooper
75′ (PG) Kenny Cooper
Mike Magee 42′
 

FC Dallas 2-3 Chicago Fire: Dallas eliminated from playoffs as Fire sieze final spot

The Hoops showed too little, too late as Chicago won to take control of a vital playoff spot and keep Schellas Hyndman out of the postseason.

By Keith Hickey

Mike Magee, Chicago Fire, MLS
Brian Kersey
The Chicago Fire sprinted out to a big lead but had to ride out a late FC Dallas fightback to win 3-2, a result that eliminates Dallas from playoff contention.

Chicago took the lead in the 25th minute, as Mike Magee's corner was headed in by Juan Luis Anangono. Magee "scored" his team's second a few minutes before the interval, when Alex's effort deflected off the forward's face to give him a 19th goal of the year, tying him for the MLS Golden Boot lead.

Jalil Anibaba scored a spectacular third for the visitors in the 52st minute, turning to unleash a 25-yard dive to flew across the fact of the goal and beat Chris Seitz.

Dallas pulled one back in the 63rd minute. David Ferreira whipped in a cross and Kenny Cooper used his strength to hold off Gonzalo Segares, turn and put a shot past Sean Johnson for his fifth goal of the season.

Cooper scored a second in the 75th minute. Jackson and Segares became entangled in the box, and Dallas was awarded a penalty by referee Kevin Stott. Cooper stepped up and put his shot right down the middle to bring the Hoops within a goal.

Chicago (13-12-7) goes to fifth in the East with the win, tied with fourth-place Montreal and sixth-place Philadelphia on 46 points but ahead of the Union via the wins tiebreaker. Dallas (10-11-11) is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with two games remaining.

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FC Dallas

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
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5
Jair Benítez
Defender
73′
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11
Jackson
Defender
22′
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
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22
Stephen Keel
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
46′
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4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
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-
D. Ferreira
Striker
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10
M. Diaz
Midfielder
12′
 - 
11
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Chicago Fire

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25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
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4
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4
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13
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4
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11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
68′
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9
Mike Magee
Striker
42′ 82′
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20
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
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33
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14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
80′

Substitutes

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Kyle Zobeck
Goalkeeper
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25
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8
Peter Luccin
Midfielder
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Ramón Nuñez
Midfielder
46′
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Erick
Midfielder
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23
 - 
33
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Substitutes

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70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
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3
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11
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12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
82′
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W. Thompson
Midfielder
68′
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-
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24

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