Fire end 10-game winless streak, beat DC 1-0 on Herbers goal

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire ended a 10-game league winless streak, beating D.C. United 1-0 Saturday night on a 78th-minute goal by second-half substitute Fabian Herbers.

Chicago had lost seven league games and tied three since beating Sporting Kansas City 3-1 at home on March 19. The skid was one shy of the team record, set from April to June 2011 and matched from October 2020 to May 2021.

Herbers entered in the 65th minute and scored off an assist from Kacper Przybylko.

The Fire (3-7-5) outshot United (4-8-2) 15-7, with seven shots on goal to zero for United.

Rafael Romo had six saves for United.

Both teams are in action again on Saturday. The Fire visit the Houston Dynamo and United hosts Nashville.

To recognize the Juneteenth holiday players from both teams wore specially designed jersey numbers. All MLS teams are wearing the “Freedom to Be” jersey numbers this weekend in a collaboration among MLS, the league’s 28 clubs and Black Players for Change, an independent organization of Black MLS players, coaches, and staff working to bridge the racial equality gap in soccer and society.

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