The Swiss international, who recently started against both England and Kosovo in a pair of international friendlies, exited the match after just 19 minutes after seemingly picking up a knock.
Boris Sekulic threatened to break the scoreless stalemate in the 55th minute. But after a devastating cutback in the box to create space from the sliding Marco Farfan, the Slovakian right back put his shot off the outside of the netting.
- THE BIG PICTURE: That’s now five matches out of the gate without a defeat for Chicago, and four clean sheets to boot. That’s the first time since 2009. Making that accomplishment even more impressive was that star center back Rafael Czichos was a late scratch because of health & safety protocols. FC Dallas, meanwhile, picked up their first road point of the young season, extending their own unbeaten streak to three matches.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Seeing Shaqiri sub out early is unnerving for Fire fans, to say the least. Here’s hoping it was minor.