MLS Preview: Chicago Fire - D.C. United
These two playoff-bound teams will battle it out for postseason position, with the winner taking second in the East.
By Keith Hickey
|Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Alex; Pause, Pardo; Nyarko, Rolfe, Fernandez; McDonald.
OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair)
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Saragosa, Pontius; Pajoy, Maicon Santos.
OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- D.C. is in second place in the East with 57 points. Chicago is in third, just one point behind. The winner of this match will finish in second place.
- D.C. extended its undefeated streak to six games and clinched a place in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007 with a 3-2 win against Columbus at RFK Stadium.
- In the previous meeting between these sides, D.C. topped Chicago 4-2 at RFK stadium on Aug. 22.
- That was the capital club's first win against Chicago since Aug. 29, 2009, a 1-0 win at Toyota Park. But the Fire haven’t defeated United at home since a 1-0 win in 2006.
- United brings an impressive six-game unbeaten run with a 5-0-1 record in this matchup.
Top 3 Predictions
Chicago Fire 1-2 D.C. United
- 31.58 %
Chicago Fire 2-1 D.C. United
- 21.05 %
Chicago Fire 0-2 D.C. United
- 15.79 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3|
|USA - Open Cup (OC)||Aug 7, 2013||Chicago Fire 0 - D.C. United 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 20, 2013||Chicago Fire 4 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 2, 2013||Chicago Fire 2 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 27, 2012||Chicago Fire 1 - D.C. United 1|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Chicago Fire 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Sep 28, 2013||Chicago Fire 2 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
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