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Played
July 20, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Park — Bridgeview, Illinois
Referee:‬ F. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 17190‎
 
Luis Silva 59′
 
45+1′ Chris Rolfe
 
56′ (PG) Mike Magee
 

Chicago Fire 4-1 D.C. United: Joel Lindpere dismantles DCU

Joel Lindpere had a hand in three first-half goals as Chicago picked apart bottom-of-the-league D.C. United.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chris Rolfe, Chicago Fire, MLS
Jonathan Daniel
D.C. United, bottom of the league with 10 points from 20 games, whimpered to a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

D.C. had conceded five goals in the last six league games. Then it got torched by the Fire. In only the second minute, Joel Lindpere played a teasing cross ahead of the D.C. defense. Joe Willis got drawn off his line, and Chris Rolfe finished a delicate lob with the goal empty.

A few minutes later, Lindpere scored himself, finishing off a chance created by a long Jeff Larentowicz run with a sliding shot. Then in first-half stoppage time, Lindpere chipped the United back line with a one-time scoop and Rolfe finished casually with the outside of his left foot.

In the second half, Daniel Woolard brought down Quincy Amarikwa from behind in the box. Mike Magee finished the penalty for his 12th goal of the season, tying Camilo Sanvezzo for the league lead.

Shortly before the hour mark, Luis Silva scored a gorgeous, swerving ball from distance on his D.C. debut. Before that goal, United last scored from open play on May 19, nine games ago.



Chicago Fire

70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Bakary Soumare
Defender
 - 
4
Jalil Anibaba
Defender
 - 
13
Gonzalo Segares
Defender
 - 
4
Austin Berry
Defender
91′
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
47′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Striker
56′ 82′
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20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
 - 
-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
11′
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
77′
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-
Chris Rolfe
Striker
2′ 46′ 81′
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D.C. United

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31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
46′
 - 
24
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
 - 
11
 - 
14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
75′
 - 
-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
61′
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
59′
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker

Substitutes

1
Alec Kann
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
77′
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-
 - 
15
 - 
24
 - 
-
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Substitutes

 - 
50
Andrew Dykstra
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
75′
 - 
-
 - 
25
Jared Jeffrey
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
61′ 70′

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  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2