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October 4, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
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D.C United 0-3 Chicago Fire: Playoff contender pulls out big win

Two goals in quick succession in the first half helped propel the Chicago Fire back into a coveted playoff berth.

By Keith Hickey

Bakary Soumare
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The afterglow of a U.S. Open Cup triumph was not enough to secure a result for the home side as D.C. United fell 3-0 to the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

Chicago struck twice in three minutes to tale a first-half lead. Jeff Larentowicz scored the first, beating Joe Willis from a tight angle in the 24th minute to finish off a run by Juan Luis Anongono which carved open the United back line.

The Fire then doubled their lead in the 26th. Mike Magee's long free kick hit a body in front of keeped Joe Willis and fell into a dangerous area, and central defender Bakary Soumare was there, ready to blast home a low shot.

Quincy Amarikwa ended any hopes of a miracle comeback with a goal in the 89th minute, heading home a Dilly Duka cross following a short corner..

The win puts the Windy City side (12-12-7) back into the fifth and final playoff spot, but only just - on a one-point lead over Philadelphia, which has a game in hand.

D.C. United (3-22-6) remains in last place in Major League Soccer and the Eastern Conference.


D.C. United

31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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24
Daniel Woolard
Defender
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26
James Riley
Defender
36′
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
84′
 - 
-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
34′
 - 
11
John Thorrington
Midfielder
43′
 - 
12
Luis Silva
Midfielder
 - 
14
Nick DeLeon
Midfielder
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25
Jared Jeffrey
Midfielder
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27
Collin Martin
Midfielder
59′
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30
Conor Doyle
Striker
71′
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Chicago Fire

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25
Sean Johnson
Goalkeeper
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4
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4
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13
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4
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20
E. Arévalo
Midfielder
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9
Mike Magee
Striker
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20
 - 
14
Patrick Nyarko
Midfielder
61′
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-
 - 
33

Substitutes

50
Andrew Dykstra
Goalkeeper
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3
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-
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14
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
43′
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17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
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24
Lewis Neal
Midfielder
71′
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19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
 - 

Substitutes

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70
Paolo Tornaghi
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
11
Dilly Duka
Midfielder
71′
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12
Logan Pause
Midfielder
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-
Joel Lindpere
Midfielder
 - 
7
Alex
Midfielder
61′
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24

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