Flores scores first MLS goal, DC United keeps Fire winless

WASHINGTON (AP) — Edison Flores scored his first MLS goal in the seventh minute and D.C. United beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 on Thursday night.

D.C. United (2-3-0) snapped a three-game losing streak. Chicago (0-4-1) is winless through five matches for the second time in club history — starting 0-2-6 in 2014. The Fire have not scored in three consecutive games.

Flores, a designated player from Peru in his second season with D.C. United, heading home Adrien Pérez’s pass to the top of the six-yard box.

Julian Gressel nearly gave D.C. United a 2-0 lead in the 21st minute but his shot hit the crossbar.

D.C. United goalkeeper Jon Kempin made his first MLS start since June 29, 2019. Chicago goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth did not concede multiple goals for the first time in five starts this season.

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