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Chicago Fire sail past Philadelphia

Chicago's Sean Johnson (L) grabs the ball away from Bakary Soumare (R).
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CHESTER, Pa. (AP)

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Chris Rolfe scored two goals and Arne Friedrich added one to lead the Chicago Fire past the Philadelphia Union 3-1 on Sunday night.

The Fire (11-7-5) moved past D.C. United and into fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 38 points. Chicago has won two straight and is 2-0-1 in its last three matches.

Philadelphia took a short-lived lead with an own goal in the 34th minute, but Rolfe tied it the 43rd minute, and Friedrich gave the Fire a 2-1 advantage with a goal in stoppage time. Rolfe's second goal in the 56th minute gave Chicago a two-goal cushion.

The Union (7-12-2) had won a franchise record four consecutive matches at PPL Park. They played without forward Jack McInerney, who received a red card in their last match, Aug. 4 at Montreal.

Philadelphia also was missing captain and defender Carlos Valdes and midfielder Gabriel Gomez. Both players were called up for international duty, Valdes with Colombia, and Gomez with Panama.

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