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Aug 27, 2011 10:52 PM by Jordan Mason

Oduro, Gibbs lead Fire to 2-0 win over Rapids

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - Dominic Oduro and Cory Gibbs scored in the first half and the Chicago Fire beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 Saturday night.

Oduro scored his ninth goal of the season after winning fight for the ball following a 60-yard pass from Pavel Pardo in the 17th minute. Oduro beat Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens with a low shot for his fourth goal in five matches.

The Fire (4-7-15) made it 2-0 at the 35-minute mark when Gibbs snuck into the box and redirected midfielder Sebastian Grazzini's deep-angle pass from the left side behind Pickens.

Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson stopped four shots in scoring his sixth shutout of the season.

Defending MLS champion Colorado (10-7-11) snapped its six-game unbeaten streak (4-0-2).

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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