Nikolic, Fire beat Sounders 4-1 to snap winless streak
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) – Nemanja Nikolic scored two goals and the Chicago Fire beat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Saturday night to snap a three-game winless streak.
Nikolic has eight goals this season, tied with Houston’s Erick Torres for most in MLS.
David Accam’s goal in the 60th minute put Chicago (3-3-3) in the lead for good. Bastian Schweinsteiger tapped it to Michael de Leeuw, on the right side of the box, whose entry was trapped by Accam just outside the 6-yard box and fired into the back of the net to make it 2-1.
Nikolic converted from the spot in the 25th minute to open the scoring but, moments later, Seattle’s Clint Dempsey blasted a left footer – from outside the box – into the top-right corner of the net to tie it.
Luis Solignac added a goal in the 73rd and Nikolic scored his second in the 76th minute to cap the scoring.
The Sounders (2-4-5) are winless in their last three matches and have just one win in their last seven.