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Herron scores lone goal in Fire win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Andy Herron scored in the 24th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Sunday.

Herron dribbled down the left side and beat Matt Reis for his fifth goal of the season.

Chicago goalkeeper Zach Thornton then withstood a second-half onslaught to give the Fire (7-8-7) their second consecutive win.

New England (6-7-10), which had two second-half goals nullified because it was offside, has failed to score in the last two games and is winless in its last six.

Thornton faced one shot in the first half. But after Herron hit a post in the 46th minute, he came under siege.

First he stopped a bid by Andy Dorman. In the 53rd minute, Taylor Twellman's goal was waved off because of the offside call. Pat Noonan hit the crossbar in the 64th minute, and Thornton stopped Twellman in the 83rd. An offsides call negated another New England goal in the 89th minute.

The game was slowed by nine yellow cards, six against Chicago. Revolution coach Steve Nicol was incensed when Chicago's Chad Barrett wasn't given a red card for shoving Jay Heaps in the first half.

GALAXY 2, FC DALLAS 0: At Los Angeles, Landon Donovan and Santino Quaranta scored in the first half to lead Los Angeles over FC Dallas on Sunday night.

Donovan chased down a long pass from Troy Roberts and kicked it over the head of Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala in the 26th minute. Donovan lunged for the ball with his right foot after it bounced once and chipped it despite Dallas defender Greg Vanney leaning on his left side. Quaranta followed with his goal in the 42nd minute.

The Galaxy (7-11-5, 26 points) are still in last place in the Western Conference, five points behind fourth-place Chivas USA. Dallas (12-7-3) is in first place with 39 points.

Dallas has never defeated the Galaxy at Home Depot Center and has not beaten Los Angeles in Southern California since 2000.

Forward Carlos Ruiz, who was traded to Dallas from the Galaxy, had two shots but both missed target. He missed a bicycle kick attempt to the right in the eighth minute and his header in the 56th minute was also off to the right side of the goal.

Galaxy goalie Kevin Hartman had six saves to post his seventh shutout this season, the second-best total in the league.