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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 15, 2021) - Chicago Fire FC (6-13-5, 23 points) fell 3-0 to D.C. United (10-10-4, 34 points) at Audi Field on Wednesday night.

The Fire conceded all three goals in the first half. D.C. United forward Ola Kamara scored a hat trick by converting two penalty kicks and heading in a cross. The Norwegian now sits atop the standings for the 2021 MLS Golden Boot presented by Audi.

Between the two penalties, the Fire’s Luka Stojanović came close to pulling Chicago level on two separate scoring opportunities. The first was a clean finish off a cross from Miguel Navarro that just missed the near post, followed by a second close-range effort that was stopped by a Bill Hamid reflex save.

NEXT GAME: Chicago Fire FC will conclude the Club’s six-game road trip on Sunday, Sept. 19 against CF Montréal at Saputo Stadium. The match will begin at 12:00 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on WGN-TV, CFFC Live and TUDN 1200AM.

NOTES:

  • The Fire outshot (13-7), out-passed (432-386) and out-possessed (53-47) D.C. United in the match.
  • Midfielder Ignacio Aliseda came on as a substitute in the 58th minute and completed 100% of his passes, including seven passes in D.C.’s half of the field. The Young Designated Player appeared in back-to-back games for the first time since the Fire’s matches on Aug. 1 and 4.

Box Score:
D.C. United 3:0 Chicago Fire FC

Goals:
DC - Kamara (14) (Penalty Kick) 9’
DC - Kamara (15) (Penalty Kick) 35’
DC - Kamara (16) (Gressel 7) 44’

Discipline:
CHI - Terán (Yellow Card) 7’
CHI - Herbers (Yellow Card) 11’
DC - Pines (Yellow Card) 12’
DC - Gressel (Yellow Card) 53’

Chicago Fire FC: GK Shuttleworth, D Terán, D Omsberg (Aliseda 58’), D Bornstein ©, M Espinoza, M M. Navarro, M Herbers (Ivanov 75’), M Medrán, M Giménez (F. Navarro 58’), M Stojanović (Collier 86’), F Offor (Berić 58’)

Subs not used: GK G. Slonina, D/M Pineda, D Kappelhof, D Sekulić

D.C. United: GK Hamid, D Najar, D Birnbaum ©, D Pines, M Moreno, M Canouse, M Arriola, M Reyna (Nyeman 79’), M Parades, M Gressel (Alfaro 54’), F Kamara (Abila 54’)

Subs not used: GK Kempin, D Brillant, D Mora, M Felipe, M Flores, M Skundrich

Stats Summary: DC / CHI
Shots: 7 / 13  
Shots on Goal: 3 / 1
Passing Accuracy: 77.2% / 82.4%
Saves: 1 / 0
Corners: 5 / 6 
Fouls: 8 / 11
Offsides: 5 / 3
Possession: 46.9% / 53.1%

Referee: David Gantar
Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Corey Parker
Fourth Official: Ismail Elfath
VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero, Eric Weisbro