CINCINNATI (AP) — Jhon Durán scored twice to build a three-goal lead, and the Chicago Fire beat Cincinnati 3-2 on Saturday night in a result that clinched a playoff berth for defending champion New York City. Durán scored in the 56th and 75th minutes, both with assists from Brian Gutiérrez, who got a goal in the 59th for 12th-place Chicago (10-15-8). Luciano Acosta scored in the 78th minute for fifth-place Cincinnati (11-9-13) and Brandon Vazquez got his 17th goal of the season in the 89th. Cinc
FC Cincinnati can clinch a playoff berth with a win against Chicago Fire and a loss or draw by Columbus Crew against New York Red Bulls.
MONTREAL — CF Montreal will have it all to play for on Decision Day, sitting only two points behind first place in the Eastern Conference after a nervy 1-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday evening. A Donovan Pines own goal was the sole difference between Montreal (19-9-5) and United (7-20-6), who suffered their 20th loss of the Major Soccer League season. Montreal got on the front foot immediately, dictating the pace, dominating possession, and creating a golden opportunity inside the first 10 m