Chicago Fire FC Falls 4-0 against D.C. United at Audi Field

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 2, 2023) – Chicago Fire FC (8-11-8, 32 points) fell 4-0 against D.C. United (9-12-6, 33 points) at Audi Field on Saturday night.

D.C. scored three goals in the first half, with Designated Player Christian Benteke opening the score in the eighth minute. Benteke then assisted on a goal from Ted Ku-Pietro in the 20th minute and created the play that ended with the third of the match in the 40th minute, which bounced off Chicago defender Carlos Terán’s foot and into the goal. Benteke scored a second goal in the closing moments of the match to seal the win for the home side.

With the result, Chicago moved into 10th place in the Eastern Conference, one point below the playoff line, while D.C. United climbed into ninth place. After playing three matches in the last seven days, Chicago will now have a two-week break in League play due to the upcoming FIFA international window.

NEXT MATCH: Coming out of the international break, Chicago will return to MLS action with a road match north of the border against CF Montréal. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Stade Saputo and fans can follow all the action live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. The match will also be transmitted locally in English on and in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.

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  • Striker Kei Kamara played in his 415th MLS career match, placing him in fourth place on the all-time appearance list.
  • Defender Jonathan Dean (left upper leg), midfielders Chris Mueller (right upper leg) and Javier Casas Jr. (right lower leg), and forward Victor Bezerra (right lower leg) were not available for tonight’s match due to injury.

Box Score:
D.C. United 4:0 Chicago Fire FC

DC - Benteke (9) (Klich, 8) (WATCH) 9’
DC - Ku-DiPietro (5) (Benteke, 4) (WATCH) 21’
DC - Terán (Own Goal) (WATCH) 41’
DC - Benteke (10) (Durkin, 2) (WATCH) 90+1’ 

CHI - F. Navarro (Yellow Card) 20’

Chicago Fire FC: GK Brady, D Souquet, D Terán, D Czichos (capt.), D Aceves (M. Navarro, 59’), M F. Navarro (Doumbia, 27’), M Giménez, M Herbers (Torres, 58’), M Gutiérrez, M Haile-Selassie (Shaqiri, 46’), F Kamara (Koutsias, 65’)

Subs not used: GK Richey, D Pineda, D Omsberg, F Przybyłko

D.C. United: GK Bono, D Najar, D Birnbaum (capt.), D Williams (Hines-Ike, 24’), D Davis (Santos, 78’), M Ku-DiPietro Fajardo, 73’), M Pirani, M Klich, M Canouse (Durkin, 78’), F Benteke, F Dájome (Ruan, 78’)

Subs not used: GK Zamudio, D Pines, M Asad, F Hurtado

Stats Summary: DCU / CHI
Shots: 11 / 13
Shots on Goal: 4 / 2
Saves: 3 / 1
Passing Accuracy: 84.7% / 85.8%
Corners:  2 / 5
Fouls:  13 / 13
Offsides:  2 / 0
Possession:  49.3% / 50.7%

Attendance: 16,075

Referee: Sergii Boiko
Assistant Referees: Jeffrey Greeson, Kevin Klinger
Fourth Official: Brandon Stevis
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
Assistant VAR: Jeff Muschik