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              === Spot on: Magee's PKs lift Fire past Sporting ===
 
 Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Magee converted a pair of first-half
 penalty  kicks on Sunday  and the Chicago Fire held on for a nervy 2-1 victory
 over 10-man Sporting Kansas City at Toyota Park.
 
 It  took just  seven minutes  for  the hosts  to  open the  scoring as  Quincy
 Amarikwa broke in on goal and was clipped by a diving Eric Kronberg, resulting
 in  a penalty  kick. Magee then stepped  up and buried it into the bottom left
 corner for the early advantage.
 
 Just  eight minutes later  the home side made it 2-0. Benji Joya was shoved to
 the ground in the box and referee Jose Carlos Rivero pointed to the spot for a
 second time and Magee completed his brace with ease.
 
 Trailing by two goals early, Sporting's task became even more difficult in the
 64th minute when Eric Palmer-Brown was shown a second yellow card and sent off
 in his MLS debut, reducing the visitors to 10 men.
 
 Despite  being down a man, Sporting pulled a goal back in the 68th minute when
 Benny  Feilhaber  whipped a free kick  toward the far post where Dominic Dwyer
 nodded it home for his eighth goal of the season.
 
 The  visitors had the better of the play following the goal and went in search
 of  the equalizer  as  the fourth  official's board  showed  seven minutes  of
 stoppage  time, but  Chicago's back line held  firm to claim its second win of
 the season.
 
 05/18 17:14:31 ET

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