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MLS Today: Fire extends unbeaten steak to eight games
by Paul Kennedy, June 18th, 2017 4:54AM
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The Chicago Fire ran its unbeaten streak in MLS competitions to eight games with a 2-1 victory at the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium. The win kept Chicago just one point back of Toronto FC in the Eastern Conference and Supporters' Shield race. Both Orlando City and the LA Galaxy earned draws at home on goals late in stoppage time.

MLS STREAKS:
UNBEATEN
8 Chicago (6 wins, 2 ties)
7 LA Galaxy (3 wins, 4 ties)
4 Montreal (2 wins, 2 ties)
3 Colorado (3 wins)
3 NYCFC (2 wins, 1 tie)
3 NY Red Bulls (2 wins, 1 tie)
3 FC Dallas (1 win, 2 ties)
3 Orlando City (1 win, 2 ties)
3 Sporting KC (1 win, 2 ties)

WINLESS
3 Philadelphia (3 losses)
3 San Jose (2 losses, 1 tie)
3 D.C. United (2 losses, 1 tie)

MLS WEEK 16, RESULTS:
Saturday, June 17
NYCFC 2 Seattle 1.
SEA: Cristian Roldan 40
NYC: David Villa pen. 52
NYC: David Villa (Jack Harrison) 77
NYCFC -- Johnson; Allen, Sweat (White 66), Callens, Chanot; Ring, Herrera, Harrison, McNamara (Okoli 76), Wallace, Villa (Brillant 90+2).
Seattle -- Frei; Fisher (Wingo 82), Marshall, Svensson, Jones (Tolo 81); Alonso, Roldan, Shipp (Bruin 67), Dempsey, Lodeiro; Morris.
Att.: 25,073.



Saturday, June 17
Atlanta United 3 Columbus 1.
ATL: Hector Villalba (Yamil Asad) 16
CLB: Federico Higuain (Ola Kamara, Harrison Afful) 26
ATL: Miguel Almiron (Leandro Gonzalez Pirez) 67
ATL: Josef Martinez (Kevin Kratz) 88
Columbus -- Steffen; Afful, Williams, Mensah, Raitala; Artur (Abu 77), Trapp; Finlay (Hansen 61), Higuain (Jahn 78), Meram; Kamara.
Atlanta United -- Kann; Mears, Parkhurst, Gonzalez Pirez, Garza; Larentowicz, Carmona; Gressel (Martinez 63), Almiron (McCann 78), Asad; Villalba (Kratz 72).
Att.: 44,922.



Saturday, June 17
New England 1 Chicago 2.
CHI: Nemanja Nikolic 18
CHI: Luis Solignac (Michael de Leeuw, Nemanja Nikolic) 61
NE: Antonio Mlinar Delamea (Juan Agudelo) 70
New England -- Cropper, Farrell, Delamea, Angoua, Tierney (Kobayashi 19), Fagundez, Koffie, Rowe, Nguyen, Caldwell (Agudelo 46), Kamara (Bunbury 10).
Chicago -- Lampson, Polster, Meira, Kappelhof, Vincent, McCarty, Schweinsteiger, Solignac (Campbell 73), Juninho, de Leeuw (Alvarez 83), Nikolic (Conner 89).
Att.: 21,548.



Saturday, June 17
Orlando City 3 Montreal 3.
ORL: Matias Perez García (Kaka, Giles Barnes) 8
MTL: Blerim Dzemaili (Ignacio Piatti) 16
ORL: Carlos Rivas 23
MTL: Ignacio Piatti (Blerim Dzemaili, Matteo Mancosu) 58
MTL: Ignacio Piatti 59
ORL: Jonathan Spector (Matías Perez Garcia) 90+4
Orlando City -- Bendik, Toia, Aja (Redding 72), Spector, Sutter, Kaka, Johnson (Gil 88), Higuita, Perez Garcia, Barnes, Rivas. 
Montreal -- Bush, Lovitz, Fisher, Ciman, Cabrera, Camara, Dzemaili (Mallace 89), Donadel, Bernier (Bernadello 62), Piatti, Mancosu (Jackson-Hamel 72)
Att.: 25,527.



Saturday, June 17
Toronto FC 2 D.C. United 0.

TOR: Jozy Altidore (Sebastian Giovinco) 60
TOR: Jordan Hamilton (Sebastian Giovinco) 85
Toronto FC -- Bono; Mavinga, Moor, Zavaleta; Morrow, Vazquez, Bradley, Delgado (Osorio 85), Beitashour (Edwards 75); Giovinco, Altidore (Hamilton 75).
D.C. United -- Hamid; Kemp, Opare, Birnbaum, Korb; Harkes, Jeffrey (Buescher 82); Nyarko (Ortiz 79), Acosta, Sam (Le Toux 85); Neagle.



Saturday, June 17
San Jose 0 Sporting KC 0.
San Jose -- Bingham; Lima, Bernardez, Imperiale, Sarkodie; Cato (Salinas 70), Godoy, Thompson (Yueill 75), Hyka; Wondolowski, Hoesen.
Sporting KC -- Melia; Zusi, Opara, Besler, Sinovic; Espinoza, Ilie, Feilhaber; Gerso, Dwyer (Rubio 76), Blessing (Medranda 69).
Att.: 18,000.



Saturday, June 17
Colorado 2 Portland 1.

POR: Sebastian Blanco (Diego Valeri) 18
COL: Dominique Badji (Kevin Doyle) 51
COL: Alan Gordon (Mohammed Saied, Caleb Calvert) 89
Portland -- Gleeson, Valentin (Powell 80), Olum, Miller, Vytas (Ebobisse 90+1), Nagbe, Chara, Asprilla (Okugo 80), Valeri, Blanco, Adi.
Colorado -- Howard, Hairston, Sjoberg, Ford, da Fonte, Saeid, Azira, Watts (Serna 52), Gatt (Gordon 80), Doyle, Badji (Calvert 72).
Att.: 15,461.



Saturday, June 17
Vancouver 1 FC Dallas 1.
FCD: Maxi Urruti 52
VAN: Cristian Techera 75
Vancouver -- Ousted; Harvey, Jacobson, Parker, Nerwinski; Laba; Shea (Ibini-Isei 84), Tchani, Teibert (Davies 59), Techera; Montero.
FC Dallas -- Gonzalez; Harris, Figueroa, Hedges, Grana; Lamah (Diaz 68), Gruezo, Acosta, Barrios (Hollingshead 86); Akindele (Ulloa 87), Urruti.
Att.: 22,120.



Saturday, June 17
Real Salt Lake 1 Minn. United 0.
RSL: Yura Movsisyan 85
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando; Beltran, Glad, Maund, Acosta (Saucedo, 79), Beckerman, Mulholland; Lennon,  Savarino, Plata (Wingert 87); Silva (Movsisyan, 70)
Minnesota United -- Shuttleworth; Theisson, Calvo, Kallman, Venegas; Ibson, Ibarra, Molino, Cronin; Danladi (Schuller 79), Ramirez.
Att.: 19,256.



Saturday, June 17
LA Galaxy 2 Houston 2.
HOU: Mauro Manotas 22
LA: Emmanuel Boateng (Romain Alessandrini) 35
HOU: Alberth Elis (Boniek Garcia) 74
LA: Romain Alessandrini (Bradford Jamieson, Jose Villarreal) 90+5
LA Galaxy -- Diop; Smith, Romney, Arellano, Cole, R.Garcia (Jamieson 83), Joao Pedro; Zardes (Lassiter 66), Alessandrini, Boateng; McInerney (Jose Villarreal 61).
Houston -- Deric; DeLaGarza, Machado, Leonardo, Beasley (Remick 64); Clark, Cabezas, Alex (B.Garcia 46); Quioto (Elis 46), Torres, Manotas.
Att.: 25,667.



Sunday, June 18
Philadelphia 0 NY Red Bulls 2.
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Kemar Lawrence, Gonzalo Veron) 87
NY: Bradley Wright-Phillips (Sal Zizzo, Gonzalo Veron) 90+2
Philadelphia -- Blake; Gaddis (Simpson 89), Elliott, Onyewu, Fabinho; Jones, Medunjanin; Pontius (Epps 70), Ilsinho (Creavalle 55), Picault; Sapong.
NY Red Bulls -- Robles; Murillo, Perrinelle, Collin, Long (Lawrence 46); Adams, Felipe; Royer (Veron 84), Kljestan, Muyl (Zizzo 74); Wright-Phillips.
Att.: 17,720.

MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
32 Toronto FC 9-2-5 28/15
31 Chicago 9-3-4 27/17
27 NYCFC 8-5-3 29/20
25 Orlando City 7-5-4 19/21
23 NY Red Bulls 7-7-2 17/21
22 Columbus 7-9-1 25/29
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21 Atlanta United 6-6-3 31/23
20 New England 5-6-5 27/23
18 Montreal 4-5-5 23/22
16 Philadelphia 4-7-4 20/20
15 D.C. United 4-8-3 10/23
Western Conference
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
27 Sporting KC 7-4-6 20/11
24 Houston 7-6-3 29/24
24 Portland 7-6-3 27/23
24 FC Dallas 6-3-6 22/14
20 Vancouver 6-6-2 19/19
20 San Jose 5-6-5 16/20
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19 LA Galaxy 5-5-4 21/21
19 Seattle 5-7-4 19/24
17 Real Salt Lake 5-10-2 16/35
14 Minn. United 4-9-2 19/34
13 Colorado 4-8-1 14/19

MLS LEADING SCORERS:

G PLAYER (TEAM)
13+1 Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago)
10+2 David Villa (NYC FC)
10 Erick Torres (Houston)
8+2 Ignacio Piatti (Montreal)
8+2 Bradley Wright-Phillips (NY Red Bulls)
8+1 Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United)
8+1 Maxi Urruti (FC Dallas)
8 Fanendo Adi (Portland)
8 Diego Valeri (Portland)
8 Christian Ramirez (Minn. United)
8 C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia)
8 Ola Kamara (Columbus)
8 Cyle Larin (Orlando City)
8 Justin Meram (Columbus)

MLS WEEK 17, SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, June 21
D.C. United vs. Atlanta United 7:30 pm
Minn. United vs. Portland 8 pm
Colorado vs. LA Galaxy 9 pm
Seattle vs. Orlando City 10:30 pm
Friday, June 23
Toronto FC vs. New England 8 pm
Houston vs. FC Dallas 9 pm UniMas
Saturday, June 24
NY Red Bulls vs. NYCFC 1:30 pm FOX
Atlanta United vs. Colorado 7 pm
Philadelphia vs. D.C. United 7 pm
Columbus vs. Montreal 7:30 pm
Minn. United vs. Vancouver 8 pm
Chicago vs. Orlando City 8:30 pm
LA Galaxy vs. Sporting KC 10:30 pm
San Jose vs. Real Salt Lake 10:30 pm
Sunday, June 25
Portland vs. Seattle 4 pm ESPN
All times ET.


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