Chicago Fire vs. DC United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 21
Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United
SeatGeek Stadium - Bridgeview
July 27 - 8:00 PM ET


The Chicago Fire will look to pump the brakes on a four-match winless streak when they host Eastern Conference rivals D.C. United Saturday night at SeatGeek Stadium. 

The Fire (5-10-8) suffered a third loss in their last four games, last Saturday, falling 2-0 to the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. Marco Fabian and Anthony Fontana scored a goal in each half to lead the Eastern Conference-leading Union. 

After a blowout win at FC Cincinnati in midweek, United (9-6-8) fell to Atlanta United 2-0 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Sunday. Moments from securing an important road point, the Black-and-Red conceded twice late as Pity Martinez scored the 89th-minute winner and Josef Martinez tacked on an insurance goal in stoppage time. 

This is the second meeting this season, with the Fire and D.C. playing to a 3-3 draw at Audi Field May 29 with Ulises Segura scoring a brace for the hosts and Francisco Calvo netting the stoppage-time equalizer for the Fire. 

Chicago vs. D.C. United

Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 PM ET
SeatGeek Stadium

D.C. United

Chicago Fire

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jorge Corrales (D) - calf injury
    • OUT: Fabian Herbers (M) - shoulder injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Aleksandar Katai (M) - thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Nico Gaitan (M) - thigh injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jorge Corrales (D)
  • International duty:  None

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Frederic Brillant (D), Paul Arriola (M), Russell Canouse (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Fire

  • Fire: 11 wins, 46 goals
  • D.C. United: 7 wins, 33 goals
  • 11 draws


  • Referee: Kevin Stott
  • Assistant Referees: Jeff Hosking, Apolinar Mariscal
  • 4th Official: Silviu Petrescu
  • VAR: Alejandro Mariscal