Fire 2, United 1

Diego Chaves and Sebastian Grazzini scored in stoppage time and

the Chicago Fire beat DC United 2-1 on Saturday night to preserve

their slim playoff hopes.

Chaves and Grazzini scored just minutes after Dwayne De Rosario

put United in position for the win with a 90th-minute penalty


Chicago (8-9-16) still must win in its last game, and have New

York lose, plus make up a five-goal differential in the process to

catch the Red Bulls for the 10th and final spot. D.C. United

(9-12-11) and Portland also remain in contention.

Grazzini sparked the rally, taking a layoff feed from Gonzalo

Segares and finishing past a diving Bill Hamid from about 15


Segares then set up the game winner, beating the offsides trap

to reach a ball on the left and cross to Chaves, who finished past

a stranded Hamid.

United inducted former midfielder Richie Williams, who won MLS

Cups with the team in 1996, 1997 and 1999, into its Hall of

Tradition during an on-field halftime ceremony.