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Fire score 3 goals in first 13 minutes, beat Atlanta 5-1

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) Francisco Calvo, C.J. Sapong and Nicolas Gaitan each scored a goal in the opening 13 minutes and the Chicago Fire cruised past Atlanta United 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Chicago (5-7-7) snapped a six-game winless streak. Atlanta (9-7-2) had won the previous three meetings in the series.

Calvo opened the scoring in the fourth minute by heading in Gaitan's corner kick, Sapong scored three minutes later on a counter attack and Gaitan converted a penalty kick for a 3-0 lead after Atlanta defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez was given a straight red card.

Chicago made it 4-0 in the 37th when Sapong calmly slid it inside the far post on a breakaway and Fabian Herbers sneaked it inside the near post just before halftime for a 5-0 lead.

Brandon Vazquez scored on a penalty kick in the 58th for Atlanta, which played the final 10 minutes with just nine men because of an injury to Dion Pereira.

Updated July 3, 2019

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