Chicago Fire: Robert Beric turning up the heat with five-match goal streak

Chicago Fire, Robert Beric #27 (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Chicago Fire, Robert Beric #27 (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Fire’s Robert Beric has been heating up as of late

In January, the Chicago Fire made a key signing by bringing in Robert Beric from Saint-Etienne. The Slovenian striker had a long career in the French top division and appeared to be a player capable of producing goals in Major League Soccer. He got off to a great start by scoring two goals in his first three matches in MLS but then fell silent for seven consecutive appearances.

Recently, Beric has regained his early-season form and has been scoring goals on a consistent basis for the Fire. In his last five appearances, he’s scored in every single match. This has been a big contribution to the Fire who are vying for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Entering this week, they are just one point adrift from the top 10 places in the conference.

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Scoring at the right time for Chicago Fire

The Fire’s season has looked bleak at times this year as they have struggled to record victories. With their Designated Player Beric not scoring it added to the difficulty the club found themselves in.

Now that Beric is scoring on a consistent basis the results are beginning to come for the Fire as they eye a playoff spot. During the five-match goal streak for Beric, the Fire have taken eight points from a possible 15. This has helped them immensely to stay in the hunt for the postseason.

Although Beric may have had a dry spell midseason, it’s always better late than never. He is a player who is showing himself capable of recording double-digit goals in his first year in MLS. As a Designated Player, he is expected to be one of the top players for the Fire and he is doing just that at the moment.

Another prolific goal scorer in Chicago?

The Fire saw one of their best players in recent memory depart at the end of the 2019 season. Nemanja Nikolic had been a consistent goal scorer in MLS and scored 12 goals or more in every single season he played in. His absence seemed it would be hard to fill but it appears Beric may be the answer moving forward.

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As mentioned, it appears Beric is headed toward a double-digit goal season and possibly being a difference-maker when it comes to qualifying for the playoffs. After losing Nikolic, Beric is poised to be the next great goal scorer the Fire has available. He’s produced big numbers before in his career such as the 2014-15 season in Austria when he scored 27 goals for Rapid Wien. Keep an eye on Beric as the MLS regular season continues. He might just be in for one of the best seasons of his career.