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  • August 22, 2012
  • • 7:40 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Chicago Fire

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Chicago Fire

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After a contentious draw on Sunday, D.C. United looks to regain its footing against the visiting Chicago Fire.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Jakovic, McDonald, Chabala, Korb; Najar, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pajoy, Pontius.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L plantar fasciitis); DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: FW Maicon Santos (R toe soreness)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Lewis Neal (L adductor strain)
Chicago Fire (4-2-3-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Friedrich, Berry, Segares; Paladini, Pardo; Fernandez, Rolfe, Nyarko; MacDonald.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Cory Gibbs (R knee meniscus repair); MF Logan Pause (L pneumothorax)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • United will have to play without Branko Boskovic and Emiliano Dudar, both of whom were shown red cards in the final minutes of D.C.'s 1-1 draw against Philadelphia.
  • These two teams currently occupy the final two playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. Chicago is in fourth, with 41 points from 24 games. D.C. is four points back with a game in hand.
  • After challenging for the top spot in the East for much of the year, D.C. has slipped, posting a 2-4-1 record since ending a four-game winning streak in June.
  • Chicago's newest designated player, Sherjill MacDonald, has made an immediate impact since joining the Fire at the end of July, picking up a goal and an assist in just 212 minutes of play.
  • Chicago's Austin Berry leads all MLS rookies in minutes played, with 1620.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

DC United

Chicago Fire

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

DC United DCU
DC United DC United
Draw
Chicago Fire FIR
Chicago Fire Chicago Fire
36%
18%
46%

Top 3 Predictions

DC United DCU
3 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
DC United DCU
2 - 1
Chicago Fire FIR
DC United DCU
1 - 2
Chicago Fire FIR

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