If Robert Berić, the 29-year-old Slovenian forward, scores a goal in tonight's the Chicago Fire's visit to Sporting Kansas City, he will score a goal for the sixth consecutive game and surpass Ghanaian David Accam, with whom he shares the franchise record of more consecutive goals scored for Chicago Fire until the moment.
Berić's streak began on September 12, when he scored the Chicago Fire's second goal against the Columbus Crew in a 2-2 draw.Soon after, he also scored against Orlando City, Houston Dynamo, Atlanta United and Montreal Impact. Despite the forward's great shape, the team isn't on playoff positions.
The forward arrived this year from Belgium league's Anderlecht. Lead by head coach Raphäel Wicky, he has already scored 7 goals, being the top scorer of his team. Also, he is international with the Slovenian national team, with whom he debuted in 2012. Internationally, he has scored two goals.
The record for more consecutive goals in MLS is held by the Venezuelan forward Josef Martínez, who in 2019 managed to score 21 goals in 17 straight games. Martínez's record is only behind worldwide record set by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, who scored 33 goals in 21 consecutive games during the 2013-14 season.