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  • June 23, 2012
  • • 8:30 PM
  • • Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 17144
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Chicago Fire 2-1 Columbus Crew: Pappa and Oduro put the Fire past the Crew

Chicago Fire 2-1 Columbus Crew: Pappa and Oduro put the Fire past the Crew

David Banks

Marco Pappa's early strike, a sizzler on his weaker foot, led the way to a win for Chicago over Columbus.

Marco Pappa got the Chicago Fire off to a brilliant start inside two minutes. That and a second from Dominic Oduro helped the hosts run past the Columbus Crew 2-1.

Pappa's solo effort in the second minute of the match was a screaming hit that seemed to shock the Columbus defense and put the Fire out to a very early lead.

Oduro netted in the 26th after picking up a Sebastián Grazzini through ball and using pace and power to hold off a defender before slotting it home.

Tony Tchani pulled a goal back for the Crew in the 36th with a nice finish of his own, but in the second half neither side could find hte mark and the Fire walked away with a win, despite going down a man when Gonzalo Segares was ejected after half an hour.


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