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#DCvCHI Starting XI presented by AT&T | May 29, 2019

The Chicago Fire visit Eastern Conference leaders D.C. United on Wednesday night, in what will be the Club's second-ever visit to Audi Field.

Get a look at how the team will lineup ahead of the 7 p.m. CT kickoff (ESPN+) with tonight's starting XI and bench, presented by AT&T:

  • Midfielder Nicolás Gaitán returns to the starting lineup after missing the Fire's previous two outings with a thigh injury. It will be his 10th appearance for the Men In Red since debuting on March 30.
  • Gaitán replaces Brandt Bronico in the first XI, representing the only change from Saturday's starting lineup against New York City FC. Bronico is available off the bench this evening.
  • Goalkeeper Kenneth Kronholm gets his second MLS start in net after debuting on Saturday against NYCFC.
  • Defender Raheem Edwards scored the lone Fire goal in the Club's first-ever visit to Audi Field last October. He gets a second-consecutive start following his return from injury on Saturday.
  • CJ Sapong leads the line in attack after netting the Club's 1000th regular season goal in the first half against NYCFC.
  • After the announcement of his call-up to the Serbia Men's National Team this afternoon, Aleksandar Katai makes his 40th Fire start in midfield.
  • Captain Dax McCarty gets his 15th start, the only Fire player to start each of the Fire's matches in 2019.
  • Defender Francisco Calvo earns his fifth Fire start along the backline.

View the full Starting XI and bench for both sides in the graphics below: