The Fire hope to put their scoring woes behind it with the addition of Mike Magee, but face a team they haven't beaten in Chicago for seven years.
|Chicago Fire (4-5-1): Johson;
Pause, Berry, Soumare, Segares; Duka, Larentowicz, Lindpere, Magee; Nyarko, Rolfe.
OUT: Arne Friedrich (L hamstring tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Daniel Paladini (L calf inflammation), Maicon Santos (L shoulder sparin)
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Willis; Korb, McDonald, White, Riley; DeLeon, Kitchen, Augusto, Porter; Ruiz, Pontius.||
OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), Marcelo Saragosa (R knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Dejan Jakovic (L groin strain), John Thorrington (L calf strain), Ethan White (L adductor strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Fire haven't beaten D.C. in Chicago since 2006.
- United has not won for 10 games, matching a club record. It has the worst record in MLS with only five points.
- In a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake last week, Chicago scored for the first time in 361 minutes. Quincy Amarikwa notched the equalizer.
- The Fire beat lower-league Charlotte Eagles in the U.S. Open Cup midweek. Mike Magee, who joined in a trade for the rights to Robbie Rogers with the LA Galaxy, scored the opening goal.
- Nine-man D.C. United beat the Richmond Kickers 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless 90 minutes to advance in the Open Cup.