Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Maicon Santos scored twice in the final seven minutes of play to help give the Chicago Fire their first win of the season with a 3-1 defeat of Red Bull New York at Toyota Park on Sunday.
Jamison Olave had given the Red Bulls the lead in the 17th minute, but the Fire answered just before halftime with Daniel Paladini equalizing.
The two sides traded scoring opportunities in the second period, but it was the home side that emerged victorious as Santos struck late to produce his first goals in the red kit of Chicago.
The result sees Chicago (1-3-1) improve to four points to go level with D.C. United and the New England Revolution. The Fire remain bottom of the Eastern Conference through goal differential.
New York (1-3-2) remains in search of its first road win of the season. The Red Bulls sit level with Toronto FC on five points.