Fabian Herbers

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Fabian Herbers
Personal information
Date of birth (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Ahaus, Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chicago Fire
Number 21
Youth career
FC Ottenstein
SuS Stadtlohn
FC Twente
SC Preußen Münster
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Creighton Bluejays 62 (28)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 VfL Rhede 25 (7)
2016–2018 Philadelphia Union 53 (4)
2016–2018Bethlehem Steel (loan) 23 (8)
2019– Chicago Fire 8 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 July 2019

Fabian Herbers (born 17 August 1993) is a German footballer who currently plays for Chicago Fire in MLS.

Career[edit]

Youth and college[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.[1]

Professional[edit]

Herbers was selected 6th overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union.[2] He made his Union debut on March 6, 2016, as an 83rd-minute substitute during a 0–2 loss against FC Dallas.[3] 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 March 25 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 June 1, 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 totaled only 15 total 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 May 20, 2017 and missed a month before returning to practice and suffering a sports hernia, ending his 2017 season.

On 9 December 2018, Herbers was traded to Chicago Fire in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of March 16, 2019

Club Season Division League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Cup Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Assists
VfL Rhede 2012–13 Oberliga Niederrhein 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 25 7 0
Total 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 7 0
Philadelphia Union 2016 MLS 32 3 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 35 4 7
2017 MLS 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 1 2
2018 MLS 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
Total 53 4 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 56 5 9
Bethlehem Steel FC (Loan) 2016 USL 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0
2017 USL 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
2018 USL 14 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 5 4
Total 23 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 8 4
Chicago Fire 2019 MLS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
Career total 103 20 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 106 21 13

Personal[edit]

Herbers earned his U.S. green card in July 2017.[5] This status also qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Site of Creighton University Athletics".
  2. ^ "Union wheel and deal to land Yaro, Rosenberry, Herbers at SuperDraft".
  3. ^ "FC Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union – MatchCenter". MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter.
  4. ^ https://www.chicago-fire.com/post/2018/12/09/chicago-fire-soccer-club-acquires-forward-fabian-herbers
  5. ^ Jacob Born (13 July 2017). "Toyota Story Behind: Josh Yaro's Green Card". PhiladelphiaUnion.com. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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