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Jason Johnson scores in extra time as Chicago Fire beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 for 1st time

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BRIDGEVIEW, ILL. — drove a left-footed shot into the far corner of the net in the second minute of stoppage time, lifting the Chicago Fire to an unlikely 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night.

The decisive sequence started when Johnson and raced down the right side on a counterattack. Johnson ran ahead of Stephens, who delivered a sharp pass to the top right corner of the box. Johnson juked two defenders and beat Seattle goalie into the left corner.

The Fire (5-9-3), last in the Eastern Conference, beat the Sounders (10-8-2), co-leaders of the Western Conference, for the first time.

Chicago outshot Seattle 16-9 and attacked aggressively in the final minutes.

Seattle's , set up at the left goalpost in the 68th minute, fired a point-blank shot that Chicago goalie chested away.

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