Fabian Herbers

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Fabian Herbers
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Herbers with Bethlehem Steel in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-17) 17 August 1993 (age 29)
Place of birth Ahaus, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward, attacking Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 21
Youth career
FC Ottenstein
SuS Stadtlohn
FC Twente
Preußen Münster
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Creighton Bluejays 62 (28)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 VfL Rhede 31 (7)
2016–2018 Philadelphia Union 53 (4)
2016–2018Bethlehem Steel (loan) 23 (8)
2019– Chicago Fire 91 (9)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 4 March 2023

Fabian Herbers (born 17 August 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Prior to playing in the United States, Herbers competed for both FC Twente, SC Preußen Münster and VfL Rhede at youth level. He then went to play three years of college soccer in the United States at Creighton University between 2013 and 2015 before signing a Generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer.[2]

Philadelphia Union[edit]

Herbers was selected sixth overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[3] He made his Union debut on 6 March 2016, as an 83rd-minute substitute during a 2–0 loss against FC Dallas.[4] He began his career playing between the Union and Bethlehem Steel FC, making a total of six Steel appearances and scoring two goals in 2016, including the franchise’s first-ever goal in a 1–0 win on 25 March in their first match against FC Montreal. He scored his first goal for the Union during a 3–2 win vs. Columbus Crew SC on 1 June 2016 in the 83rd minute after being subbed on 8 minutes prior. In 2016, he totaled 32 league appearances, scoring three goals and leading all league rookies with seven helpers. He also scored one goal and one assist in two U.S. Open Cup appearances.

2017 was a frustrating year for Herbers as he totalled only 15 appearances. He scored his first goal of the season during a substitute appearance in a 4–0 win at D.C. United. Herbers suffered a groin injury vs. Colorado Rapids on 20 May 2017 and missed a month before returning to practice and suffering a sports hernia, ending his 2017 season.

Chicago Fire[edit]

On 9 December 2018, Herbers was traded to Chicago Fire in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Herbers earned his U.S. green card in July 2017.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 November 2020
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
VfL Rhede 2012–13[7] Oberliga Niederrhein 31 7 31 7
Philadelphia Union 2016[8] Major League Soccer 32 3 2 1 1[a] 0 35 4
2017[8] Major League Soccer 12 1 12 1
2018[8] Major League Soccer 9 0 1 0 10 0
Total 53 4 3 1 1 0 0 0 57 5
Bethlehem Steel FC (loan) 2016[9] United Soccer League 6 2 6 2
2017[9] United Soccer League 3 1 3 1
2018[9] United Soccer League 14 5 14 5
Total 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 8
Chicago Fire 2019[8] Major League Soccer 17 3 1 0 0 0 18 3
2020[8] Major League Soccer 21 4 21 4
Total 38 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 39 7
Career total 145 26 4 1 1 0 0 0 150 27
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in MLS Cup Playoffs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fabian Herbers". Chicago Fire FC. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Fabian Herbers - 2015 Men's Soccer". gocreighton.com. Creighton University Athletics. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Union wheel and deal to land Yaro, Rosenberry, Herbers at SuperDraft". delcotimes.com. The Delaware County Daily Times. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "FC Dallas 2, Philadelphia Union 0 - 2016 MLS Match Recap". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer. 6 March 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Chicago Fire Soccer Club Acquires Forward Fabian Herbers". chicagofirefc.com. Chicago Fire. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  6. ^ Jacob Born (13 July 2017). "Toyota Story Behind: Josh Yaro's Green Card". philadelphiaunion.com. Philadelphia Union. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Fabian Herbers » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Fabian Herbers - MLS Soccer".
  9. ^ a b c "Fabian Herbers | uslchampionship.com". www.uslchampionship.com. Retrieved 4 January 2021.

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