Fabian Herbers closeup - CHI preseason
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Charleston Battery 0, Chicago Fire 1 | 2019 MLS Preseason Recap

Fabian Herbers left things for late in the Chicago Fire’s final 2019 MLS Preseason presented by Advocare match, scoring the winner five minutes from full time in a 1-0 win over the Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup finale Saturday night.

Herbers, one of five substitutes in the 74th minute, took a pass from Amando Moreno and finished clinically from just inside the 18-yard box.

The goal gave the Fire the victory and awarded Columbus Crew SC, who beat FC Cincinnati, 3-0, earlier in the evening the Carolina Challenge Cup title for a third consecutive year.

#MLSisBack for the Fire as they head to Carson to take on the LA Galaxy March 2 (8 pm ET | FS1, Fox Deportes).


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Chicago Fire lineup
GK: David Ousted — Nicolas Hasler (Jeremiah Gutjahr — 74’), Marcelo, Johan Kappelhof, Diego Corrales — Bastian Schweinsteiger (Mo Adams— 74’), Dax McCarty (Brandt Bronico — 74’) — Aleksandar Katai (Amando Moreno — 74’), Djordje Mihailovic (Cristian Martinez — 64’), Przemyslaw Frankowski (Fabian Herbers — 74’) — Nemanja Nikolic