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Paredes, Kamara spark late rally, DC United ties Fire 2-2

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CHICAGO (AP) — Kevin Paredes and Ola Kamara scored about five minutes apart to help D.C. United rally for a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night.

Paredes put away a pass from Yordy Reyna, bouncing a one-touch shot off the post to trim D.C. United’s deficit to 2-1 in the 82nd minute, and Kamara converted from the penalty spot in the 87th to cap the scoring.

The 18-year-old Paredes, in his second MLS season, has scored in back-to-back games, including his first career goal in a 7-1 win over Toronto FC on July 3.

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Gastón Giménez opened the scoring for Chicago (3-8-3) in the 32nd minute and the Fire took a 2-0 lead in the 61st on Andy Najar’s own goal.

D.C. United (5-7-2) has just five points from its last nine away matches (one win, two ties), losing the last two.

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The Fire (3-8-3) have lost only one — with nine ties — of their last 14 home matches against D.C. United and are unbeaten in the last six meetings in Chicago.

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