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Recap: Fire Top Sputtering Red Bulls 1-0

HARRISON, NJ - The Chicago Fire hadn't won a single match on the road this season, and thanks to Robert Beric's goal, and a hefty defensive performance, the Fire finally won one on the road, beating the Red Bulls, 1-0 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday night.

The only goal of the match was awarded following a video review after Robert Beric was initially ruled offside. However, the ball hit a Red Bull player in the process, which kept Beric in an onside position. After a brief check by referee Victor Rivas, the goal stood, giving the visitors the lead.

The Red Bulls sensing some urgency as the match rolled on, could not capitalize on their opportunities, including one in the 65th minute as Fabio charged down the pitch and dished the ball over to Daniel Royer, just coming in as part of a double substitution, but the ball, begging to be tapped in, rolled harmlessly between his legs, letting a huge chance to even the match fall by the wayside.

The Fire nearly got an insurance goal, but Alvaro Medran's 30-yard blast rang off the post, much to the huge relief of the Red Bulls' supporters and especially, goalkeeper Carlos Coronel.

The Red Bulls gave it their all to salvage the match before the international break, but by the time the final whistle blew, it would be the visitors that finally broke the string of losses on the road, much to the charging of the home fans, who demanded a much better performance.

Starting XI:

New York Red Bulls: Carlos Coronel, Andres Reyes (Amro Tarek 77'), Andrew Gutman, Tom Edwards (Kyle Duncan 64'), Sean Nealis, John Tolkin, Wiki Carmona, Sean Davis, Caden Clark (Frankie Amaya 72'), Fabio, Patryk Klimala (Danny Royer 64')

Chicago Fire FC: Bobby Shuttleworth, Boris Sekulic, Jonathan Bornstein, Miguel Navarro, Maurico Pineda, Carlos Teran, Luka Stojanovic (Alvaro Medran 83'), Fabian Herbers, Gaston Gimenez, Brian Gutierrez (Chinoso Offor 59'), Robert Beric (Elliott Collier 83')

Scoring Summary:
32' - (Chicago Fire FC) Robert Beric, unassisted

Disciplinary Summary:
73' - (New York Red Bulls) Andres Reyes - Yellow card
78' - (New York Red Bulls) Kyle Duncan - Yellow card
81' - (Chicago Fire FC) Carlos Teran - Yellow card


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