Fire win­less in last 3

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Teal Bun­bury scored twice in the Rev­o­lu­tion’s 2-1 vic­tory over the Fire on Sun­day night at Sol­dier Field.

The Rev­o­lu­tion (3-2-5) re­bounded from a 2-0 loss to New York City FC on Wed­nes­day night. The Revs have given up just 10 goals in the last 11 games. The Fire (2-6-2) is win­less in three games.

Bun­bury scored to­ward the near post in the third minute, shoot­ing be­tween goalie Bobby Shut­tle­worth’s legs.

“I’m talk­ing all year about the same things, that 1-0 is a goal we shouldn’t con­cede,” Fire coach Raphael Wicky said. “The first ball, Fran­cisco [Calvo] has to clear [it] away, and then noth­ing hap­pens there.

“How­ever, the team re­sponded re­ally, re­ally well, played re­ally well, cre­ated chances, scored, but we should have won at half­time, that’s a fact.”

Fabian Her­bers scored his sec­ond goal of the sea­son in the 22nd minute for the Fire, tap­ping a right-footed shot to the near post that beat goalie Matt Turner.

But Bun­bury fired a shot just un­der the cross­bar from dis­tance in the 54th for his fourth goal of the sea­son.

Boris Sekulic and Fran­cisco Calvo missed on head­ers in the sec­ond half as the Fire out­shot the Revs 17-9 and won the pos­ses­sion bat­tle 62%-38%. Turner fin­ished with six saves.

“The frus­tra­tion level is pretty high, I would say,” Her­bers said when asked about the Fire not be­ing able to cap­i­tal­ize on sev­eral chances. “Again, we played good, we played a very solid game here at home. But I mean we con­cede an early goal, which is al­ways tough, but I thought the team re­sponded pretty well to that.

“And then you con­cede a goal like that from Teal Bun­bury where he tries to cross the ball and it ends up in the back of the net. Yeah, un­ex­plain­able at this point. You keep push­ing all game and have the ma­jor­ity of the pos­ses­sion and try to cre­ate some chances. But if you con­cede a goal like that, it’s al­ways hard to come back.”


For­ward Fabian Her­bers (21), who scored the lone Fire goal, looks to pass into the box.

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