Fabian Herbers Selected to MLS Team of the Matchday

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CHICAGO (March 6, 2023) – Chicago Fire FC midfielder Fabian Herbers was named to the MLS Team of the Matchday for Matchday 2 after scoring the equalizing goal in a 1-1 tie against New York City FC during the Club’s home opener on Saturday night at Soldier Field.

Herbers came in for an injured Jairo Torres just before halftime and provided the heroics in the 75th minute.The goal occurred after midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri served a lofted free kick inside the 18-yard box to forward Kei Kamara, who headed it back toward the goal. When Kamara’s header wasn’t cleared properly by the NYCFC defense, Herbers pounced on the loose ball and fired a powerful volley to notch his eighth career Chicago Fire goal, and his sixth at Soldier Field.

For the team’s second match of the season, Chicago will travel to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, March 11, at Subaru Park at 6:30 p.m. CT. The match will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+ and transmitted locally in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.

* MLS Team of the Matchday – Matchday 2*

Forwards:Jesús Ferreira (DAL), Jeremy Ebobisse (SJ)

Midfielders:Lucas Zelarayán (CLB), Eduard Löwen (STL), Fabian Herbers (CHI), Rodolfo Pizarro (MIA)

Defenders:Alex Roldan (SEA), Giorgio Chiellini (LAFC), Alex Ring (ATX), Brandon Bye (NE)

Goalkeeper:William Yarbrough (COL)

Coach:Phil Neville (MIA)

Bench:Sean Johnson (TOR), Sean Nealis (RBNY), Carlos Akapo (SJ), Jean Mota (MIA), Paxton Pomykal (DAL), Dylan Borrero (NE), Kwadwo Opoku (LAFC), Jordan Morris (SEA), Maxi Urruti (ATX)