Reid scores first MLS goal as Sporting KC blanks Chicago 1-0

Winston Reid (center) scored his first goal as Sporting KC defeated Chicago Fire FC on Wednesday night.
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Winston Reid scored his first MLS goal in the 67th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Chicago Fire FC 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Sporting Kansas City (8-5-2) has won two straight matches. The Fire (4-8-4) have lost two in a row.

Johnny Russell lofted a corner kick to Reid, whose header from close range froze goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.

The Fire’s Robert Beric, who had scored a goal in five straight matches, missed wide on a right-footed shot from close range in the 88th minute.

Goalkeeper Tim Melia dove to his left to deflect a penalty kick by Beric in the 2nd minute. Beric shot again off the deflection, but Russell cleared the ball away. Fabian Herbers also missed a possible goal on a header for the Fire in the first half.

Shuttleworth and Melia each made two saves.