Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his first goal since April to help the Chicago Fire beat the 10-man Montreal Impact on Saturday night.
The Fire went up a man in the 53rd minute when Deian Boldor was shown a red card following a video review for a late, studs-up challenge on Schweinsteiger.
And the former Germany star got his revenge six minutes when he slammed home a first-timed shot from Matt Polster’s cross.
However, Schweinsteiger later limped out of the game while grabbing his quad with an apparent injury.
Montreal’s Ignacio Piatti hit the post in the 80th minute, but there was to be no equalizer for the Impact, who were playing without six players away on international duty.
The Fire moved into third place in the Eastern Conference The Impact stayed just outside the playoffs, level on points with Atlanta United, who have two games in hand.
Kei Kamara scored his first career hat trick to lead the New England Revolution to a 4-0 win over Orlando City.
After Kamara volleyed in Scott Caldwell’s cross from close range in the first half, the Revolution thought they had a second goal from Lee Nguyen, but the goal was correctly ruled out after video review for offside in the buildup.
Kamara added a second goal in the 75th minute, and five minutes later Orlando were reduced to 10 men as Jose Aja picked up his second booking.
The hat trick was complete in the 89th minute as Kamara ran in on goal and slotted in his 11th of the season.
He was then replaced by new signing Krisztian Nemeth, who marked his Revs debut by sliding a pass across for Teal Bunbury to add a fourth in stoppage time.
The Revolution moved up to eighth in the East, though they are still four points out of the playoff places.
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