Dynamo edge Fire 3-2

August 10, 2009 4:46:56 AM PDT
Houston's Stuart Holden converted a penalty kick in the 83rd minute, and the Houston Dynamo held off Chicago 3-2 on Sunday night to end the Fire's five-match unbeaten streak. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

Houston (11-6-5) extended its lead in the Western Conference to seven points over Los Angeles, which has two games in hand. Chicago (8-4-8) missed a chance to draw within three points of Columbus in the East.

The Fire trailed 2-0 at halftime, but cut the lead in the 46th minute on a goal by Chris Rolfe. Rolfe took a pass from Patrick Nyarko and cut to the left, then right and fired from 30 yards into the right side of the net.

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