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MLS Game Summary - Chicago at Seattle



(Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Seattle 2, Chicago 1

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Fredy Montero scored twice, including the game- winner in stoppage time, as Seattle Sounders FC beat the Chicago Fire, 2-1, on Saturday night in Major League Soccer at Qwest Field.

John Thorrington converted a penalty kick in the 28th minute for Chicago, but Montero equalized in the 36th and added his 10th goal of the year in the final minutes to spoil Freddie Ljungberg's return to Seattle.

Seattle (9-8-5) improved to 5-0-2 in league play since Ljungberg made his last appearance for Sounders FC in early July. Sounders FC is fourth in the Western Conference and sixth in the playoff race.

Chicago (6-7-6) had two victories and a draw in its first three matches after acquiring Ljungberg in the first trade involving a designated player, but has now dropped its last two games and sits fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Seattle handed Chicago the early lead when Jeff Parke played a cross from Fire forward Patrick Nyarko with his hand. Thorrington drove the penalty kick into the upper right for his first goal of the season.

Montero canceled out Chicago's early goal less than 10 minutes later. Patrick Ianni and Tyson Wahl got the ball to Montero, who drove through traffic in the box before easily beating Fire goalie Sean Johnson.

Ljungberg and Chicago were on the verge of escaping Seattle with a point when Montero struck again. Nathan Sturgis drove a cross from the right over a group of players in the middle of the area to Montero, who was left alone at the far post. Montero headed home from close range to seal Seattle's ninth win of the season.

Seattle plays Chivas USA on Wednesday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup, then returns to MLS play Sept. 4 at the New England Revolution. Chicago hosts the Los Angeles Galaxy, who still have the best record in the league despite going just 2-4-1 in their last seven matches, in its next match on Sept. 4.

08/29 01:26:02 ET