Úlfarsson, Quintero, Clark lead Houston past Chicago 2-0

June 26, 2022 GMT
Houston Dynamo's Darwin Cerén (24) controls the ball as Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller (8) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Dynamo's Darwin Cerén (24) controls the ball as Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller (8) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Dynamo's Darwin Cerén (24) controls the ball as Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller (8) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Houston Dynamo's Darwin Cerén (24) controls the ball as Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller (8) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Houston Dynamo's Darwin Cerén (24) controls the ball as Chicago Fire's Chris Mueller (8) defends during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Thorleifur Úlfarsson and Darwin Quintero scored first-half goals and Steve Clark made them stand up in the Houston Dynamo’s 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday.

Úlfarsson picked up his second goal of the season when he found the net in the 23rd minute for Houston (6-7-3). Quintero scored in the second minute of stoppage time. Adam Lundqvist assisted on Quintero’s sixth goal of the season.

Clark had four saves to finish with a clean sheet.

Chicago (3-8-5) outshot Houston 17-11, but the Dynamo had a 5-4 edge in shots on goal.

Gaga Slonina finished with three saves for the Fire.

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