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Fusion sink Crew in Orange Bowl debut, extend streak to 11

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MIAMI — Preki had a goal and three assists as the Miami Fusion extended their unbeaten streak to 11 straight games with a 4-2 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

Playing in the Orange Bowl for the first time in their four-year MSL history, the Fusion (11-1-2) gained control with three goals in a 13-minute span late in the first half.

Miami is 9-0-2 in its last 11 games.

Preki's fourth goal of the season tied it at 1-1 in the 29th minute. Preki then assisted on goals by Jim Rooney in the 36th minute, Diego Serna in the 42nd and Alex Pineda Chacon in the 55th.

Dante Washington and Brian Maisonneuve scored for the Crew (4-5-4).

FIRE 3, METROSTARS 1: At Chicago, David Hayes, Jesse Marsch and Dema Kovalenko scored as Chicago improved to 5-1-2 at Soldier Field.

The loss extended the MetroStars' road winless streak to seven games (0-5-2).

Zach Thornton's bid for his sixth shutout of the season was spoiled by New York/New Jersey's Billy Walsh in the 83rd minute.

UNITED 1, RAPIDS 1: At Washington, Abdul Thompson Conteh scored in the 58th minute to lift D.C. United to a tie with Colorado.

Imad Baba scored for the Rapids (2-8-5), whose winless streak was extended to eight games at 0-5-3. Colorado has not won since May 12.

The United (5-8-1) are 2-6-1 in their last nine games.

BURN 0, GALAXY 0: At Dallas, Dallas goalkeeper Matt Jordan earned his sixth shutout of the season, and Los Angeles goalkeeper Kevin Hartman earned his first as the Burn and Galaxy played to a scoreless tie.

Los Angeles (7-4-5) and Dallas (6-6-2) also played to a scoreless draw on May 19.

Dallas outshot Los Angeles 26-10.

WIZARDS 3, MUTINY 0: At Kansas City, Mo., Francisco Gomez and Chris Brown scored in a five-minute span in the first half as Kansas City snapped a four-match losing streak.

Matt McKeon also scored for the Wizards.

Bo Oshoniyi, Kansas City's backup goalkeeper, earned his first victory since replacing Tony Meola, who is sidelined for two months because of abdominal surgery.