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Chicago gets past West-leading Chivas, 3-2

Fascinating game in a lot of ways. Three of the goals came on penalty kicks, including the game-winner in stoppage time. Chivas played a man down for the last half hour. The LA crowd seemed as eager to cheer Blanco -- who scored two goals, both on PKs -- than to cheer the home team. The Fire remains the only unbeaten team in MLS.

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But for all that, the bottom line is that the Sounders have a chance to pick up three points in the standings if they take care of business at home Saturday against Columbus.