Beric, Slonina help Fire beat Real Salt Lake 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) Robert Beric scored moments before halftime and the Chicago Fire held on to beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday night.

Beric stopped a cross by Miguel Angel Navarro, turned and blasted a shot inside the post in the 45th minute for Chicago.

Gabriel Slonina had five saves for the Fire and the 17-year-old rookie has four shutouts this season.

David Ochoa tied his career with eight saves for Real Salt Lake (12-11-6), which has lost three straight games, and eight of its last nine, on the road.

Chicago (9-16-7), which has been eliminated from playoff contention, has won back-to-back games and is unbeaten in its last three.

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Updated October 23, 2021