Major League Soccer

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New YorkNY
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ChicagoCHI
 0-1A. Katai  30'
 0-2N. Nikolic (p) 69'
B. Wright-Phillips  81' 1-2 
CHIA. Katai  30' 0-1
CHIN. Nikolic (p) 69' 0-2
NYB. Wright-Phillips  81' 1-2
HT: 0-1
Red Bull Arena (Attendance: 18,784)
Referee: Robert Sibiga
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Katai, Sanchez help Fire to 2-1 win over Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) Aleksandar Katai and Nemanja Nikolic scored and Richard Sanchez had a career-high nine saves to help the Chicago Fire beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday.

Katai gave Chicago (2-3-1) a 1-0 lead in the 31st minute. Brandon Vincent's corner kick was headed away by New York's Aaron Long, but Katai drilled a rising left-footed volley from the top corner of the box into the net.

Sanchez - a 24-year old with just two career starts coming into the season and who allowed eight total goal in the first three matches of the season - had several acrobatic stops. He kicked away a shot Daniel Royer and then made a diving save of Alejandro Romero Gamarra's put-back attempt to preserve the lead in the 35th.

Nikolic converted from the spot in the 69th minute after goalkeeper Luis Robles took down Katai inside the area.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in the 81st - his second goal in as many games and fifth this season - for New York (3-3-0).

The Red Bulls had their 11-game unbeaten streak snapped.

Updated April 21, 2018

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