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Ljungberg scores first Fire goal in 3-0 win

Ljungberg scores first Fire goal in 3-0 win

Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010
12:56 AM

Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)Freddie Ljungberg scored his first goal with Chicago and added two assists to help the Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 Wednesday night.

Rookie defender Steven Kinney scored his first MLS goal, and Patrick Nyarko added another score in second-half injury time.

Kinney headed home a neatly curled corner from Ljungberg in the 40th minute to end Chicagos franchise-record scoreless streak at 401 minutes. The stretch dated to Sept. 4 and topped the previous mark of 395 minutes set last season.

San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch, playing for the first time against the team that unceremoniously dumped him just before the season opener, got his right hand to Kinneys shot but couldnt stop it.

Ljungberg added an insurance goal in the 72nd minute.

The loss broke San Joses streak of four consecutive home shutouts, three of which had been wins. It also dropped San Jose to seventh in the overall MLS standings, behind Colorado, which beat Philadelphia 4-1 Wednesday.

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Zack Burdi is pitching off a mound again

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Zack Burdi is pitching off a mound again

Zack Burdi was thought of as a college pitcher who could make the major leagues quickly after he was drafted in 2016.

The White Sox drafted him 26th overall that year and it appeared his quick rise through the minors was going to come true. Burdi reached Triple-A Charlotte by the end of 2016 and had a 2.25 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 16 innings with the Knights.

However, he had Tommy John surgery in July and hasn't pitched in more than 11 months. The 23-year-old from Downers Grove is nearing his return and had video proof.

That's Burdi throwing off a mound, which means a rehab stint might not be far behind. Burdi may not getting into the full swing of things before the minor league season ends in early September, but this is a good sign for him being ready to go for spring training in 2019.

Before going on the disabled list, Burdi had a 4.05 ERA with 51 strikeouts and 17 walks in 33 1/3 innings with the Knights in 2017.

Which NL team is the biggest threat to the Cubs, José Abreu (still) consistently playing well

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Which NL team is the biggest threat to the Cubs, José Abreu (still) consistently playing well

Ozzie Guillen and Doug Glanville join Leila Rahimi to discuss what National League team is the biggest threat for the Cubs, possible minor league moves for the White Sox and if Addison Russell should be 'always ready' versus expecting an off day.

Plus, we go pregaming with Siera Santos.

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