Goossens scores first MLS goal to lift Chicago past San Jose

John Goossens scored his first MLS goal in the 58th minute and the Chicago Fire beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Friday night.

San Jose failed to clear a cross after two headers and Goossens hammered a loose ball from distance.

Chicago (3-7-5) won for the first time since May 21, and all three of its victories have been by a score of 1-0. San Jose (5-5-7) had its winless stretch extended to six games.

Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made a kick save of Alberto Quintero's close-range shot in the 60th minute. He needed just two saves to record his second shutout of the season.

Neither team has won on the road in the series since 2010. Chicago had its MLS-record road winless run extended to 32 games in its last match. San Jose's five wins this season have all come at home.