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Chicago Fire’s Sean Johnson: Early choice for MLS Player of the Week? (Video)

New York Red Bulls v Chicago Fire

BRIDGEVIEW, IL - JUNE 17: Sean Johnson #25 of the Chicago Fire throws the ball up the field after making a save against the New York Red Bulls during an MLS match at Toyota Park on June 17, 2012 in Bridgeview, Illinois. The Fire defeated the Red Bulls 3-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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A 3-0 final score makes the Chicago Fire win at D.C. United on Friday look like a run-away. Which would hardly be surprising since United was playing just three nights after winning the U.S. Open Cup final. Not only was there a short turn-around (plus travel), but United could be forgiven for having a big of a success hangover.

But the match played out much different than a 3-0 final score would indicate, with United creating numerous chances.

Watch the highlights below as Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson made nine saves, well above the MLS average. The win saw Chicago move all the way from 8th to 5th place in the standings.

Here are the NBC highlights from Friday: