Blake injured in Union’s 1-0 victory over Fire
Philadelphia has now won 13 straight home matches, dating to last season and including the playoffs.
Joaquín Torres scored in the 90th minute to rally the Philadelphia Union to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
Andre Blake made the start in goal for the Union before leaving with a leg injury in the 33rd minute. He was replaced by Joe Bendik, who completed the clean sheet. Chris Brady made one save for the Fire.
Torres’ match-winner came with an assist from José Martínez.
The Fire were forced to play a man down after Fabian Herbers received a red card in the 50th minute. Chicago’s Kei Kamara received a red card in the third minute of second-half stoppage time.
Philadelphia (2-1-0) has now won 13 straight home matches, dating to last season and including the playoffs. Only San Jose had a longer home streak. The Earthquakes won 14 straight spanning the 2001-02 seasons. The Union’s 24-match unbeaten streak at home is the fourth longest in league history.
Chicago (0-1-1) made it 14 straight seasons without winning a home opener in a 1-1 draw with NYCFC last week. The Fire have only won one of its first two matches in a season once — a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake in 2017. Chicago ended last season with a 3-2-2 record in its last seven road matches after going 3-26-9 in its previous 38.
Philadelphia outshot Chicago 14-12 with a 3-2 edge in shots on goal.
Both teams next play Saturday. Philadelphia travels to play Montreal and Chicago returns home to host Cincinnati.
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