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Adailton scores, Fire beat short-handed Union 1-0 for first win of season

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BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois — Adailton scored and the Chicago Fire won for the first time this season, 1-0 over the short-handed Philadelphia Union on Sunday.

Chicago (1-3-0) scored in the 37th minute when Adailton slipped the defense, deftly cut in front of goalkeeper Rais M'bolhi and flicked a header into the open goal off a set piece from the left wing by Harrison Shipp.

Philadelphia (0-2-2) played the final 20 minutes down a man after Fred was shown a red card for throwing a punch at Shipp after a tackle at midfield. The Union were already missing four regulars for the game, with Cristian Maidana, C.J. Sapong and Conor Casey out with injury, and Zach Pfeffer sitting out a suspension.

Sean Johnson wasn't forced to make a save in the shutout. The Union managed just seven shots, none on goal.

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