BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) - Kei Kamara scored his MLS-leading 13th goal of the season in the first half and Columbus beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Wednesday night, the Crew's first road victory of the season.
Columbus (7-7-6) won at Chicago (5-10-3) for the first time since 2006.
Kamara scored in the 41st minute for his third goal against the Fire this season. He elevated over a defender to head home Ethan Finlay's breakaway cross.
Chicago's Sean Johnson denied Kamara's close-range shot in the 15th minute and got a hand on Kamara's long shot in the 34th. He won a one-on-one breakaway battle with Finlay in the 61st and dived to block Federico Higuain's free kick in the 64th that had slipped through the wall.
Chicago's Harry Shipp narrowly missed a free kick in the 76th and Jason Johnson sent a header wide in the 90th.
The Fire will play at Columbus on Sunday.
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