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MLS: Chicago 2, Montreal 1

Aug. 11, 2013 at 1:16 AM

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Joel Lindpere and Dilly Duka each scored in the first half Saturday and the Chicago Fire rode their goals to a 2-1 win over Montreal.

Lindpere gave the Fire a quick lead in the 6th minute when his shot bounded off defender Daniele Paponi and into the net.

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Duka doubled the advantage in the 23rd minute when he lost the ball but got it back on a deflection and put it into the lower corner of the net for Chicago (9-9-4), which reached the .500 mark for the first time this season.

Felipe Martins scored for the Impact (10-7-5), who fell into fourth place the Eastern Conference.

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