Jul 7, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Sporting KC forward Kei Kamara (23) and Chicago Fire defender Bakary Soumare (4) battle for the ball during the first half at Toyota Park. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire unbeaten streak snapped at six in 2-1 defeat


Mike Magee netted his fifth goal with the Fire in Major League Soccer competition at the 38 minute for the lone score in a 2-1 Sporting Kansas City victory over the Fire at Toyota Park on Sunday afternoon.

The defeat marks the first time since May 18, 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union, the Fire have not come away with a victory across all competition and snapping a six-game unbeaten streak in MLS action.

Magee’s goal came from a lop pass over the Sporting Kansas City defense from forward Chris Rolfe. The Sporting Kansas City defense thought Magee was offside leaving him with a one-on-one with Sporting goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen to send a shot pass his right side.

Sporting Kansas City started the match quickly recording two goals in the first eight minutes.

In the sixth minute midfielder Benny Feilhaber knocked in a goal off the right post past Fire goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi 18-yards out to give Sporting the 1-0 lead.

Fellow midfielder Graham Zusi netted the eventual game-winner two minutes later pass a leaping Tornaghi for his fourth on the season.

Tornaghi saw MLS action again on Sunday while starting Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson his away on U.S. National Team Gold Cup duties. In Tornaghi’s first start he recorded a 3-2 victory over San Jose.

The Fire will host the 2012-13 Mexican league (Liga MX) champion Club America in a Wednesday friendly (7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN Deportes/ESPN2) before returning to MLS play in Vancouver on Sunday, July 14 (6:00 p.m., My 50 Chicago/107.9 FM).

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