Celebration... Chicago's goalscoring trio Segares, Rolfe and Nyarko (Getty)
New York Red Bulls missed the chance to go second in the Eastern
Conference when it suffered a 3-1 defeat at Chicago Fire.
Patrick Nyarko put the Fire ahead in the fourth minute, before Dax McCarty levelled 10 minutes into the second half.
Gonzalo Segares re-established the lead in the 68th minute and substitute Chris Rolfe added a third nine minutes before the end.
In the day's other game, Los Angeles Galaxy lifted itself off the bottom of the Western Conference with a 1-0 win over Portland Timbers thanks to Todd Dunivant's goal in the 61st minute.