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  • Rookie Shipp keys Fire rally in victory

  • HARRISON, N.J. — Rookie midfielder Harry Shipp scored three goals, his first in Major League Soccer, to rally the Chicago Fire to a 5-4 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
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  • HARRISON, N.J. — Rookie midfielder Harry Shipp scored three goals, his first in Major League Soccer, to rally the Chicago Fire to a 5-4 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
    Shipp, who led Notre Dame to last year's NCAA title, gave Chicago the lead in the fourth minute and then added goals in the 54th and 58th minutes to earn the Fire their first victory of the year. Chicago (1-2-6), which came into the game as the only remaining team in MLS to not have won a game this season, withstood a late surge to end New York's four-game unbeaten streak.
    Bradley Wright-Phillips scored three goals for New York (3-3-5), which rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second half. It was Wright-Phillips' second hat trick in four games and gave him eight goals in that stretch.
    Chicago went ahead on Shipp's disputed goal in the fourth minute. Shipp sent a right-footed ball from just outside the penalty area that bounced once in front of Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles and settled inside the right post.
    Whitecaps 1, Crew 0
    At Columbus, Ohio, Vancouver goalkeeper David Ousted made two saves and assisted on the goal by Erik Hurtado and the Whitecaps defeated Columbus.
    The Whitecaps (4-2-4) have two wins and two ties in the past four games and won on the road for the first time in five road matches.
    Playing in his 22nd game, Hurtado scored his first career goal in the 37th minute with a rising shot to the upper left corner after a long pass from Ousted.
    Earthquakes 2, FC Dallas 1
    At Santa Clara, Calif., Cordell Cato scored his first goal of the season and San Jose survived a full half playing a man down to beat FC Dallas.
    San Jose (2-3-4) stretched its unbeaten streak at home to three matches despite losing winger Shea Salinas to a straight red card after a studs-up tackle on Dallas defender Zach Loyd just before halftime.
    United 1, Union 0
    At Chester, Pa., Chris Rolfe scored in the sixth minute to help D.C. United beat Philadelphia for its fourth victory of the season.
    D.C. United improved to 4-3-2, winning for the second time in three games. The Washington club's first three victories came at home.
    Sporting Kansas City 3, Impact 0
    At Montreal, Dom Dwyer scored twice to give first-place Sporting Kansas City a victory against Montreal.
    Dwyer scored the winner in the 18th minute to give Sporting (5-2-2) the lead after the Impact's Collen Warner was ejected for handling the ball with his arm in the 6-yard box.
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