The Fire will be looking to start their first win streak of the season against D.C. United at home.
The Fire will host D.C. United at Soldier Field this Saturday. With a game in hand, the Fire sit one place and one point ahead of the visitors. D.C. are winless since their season opener against Toronto FC, whereas the Fire will be looking to win back-to-back matches.
Although the Fire managed to pull off the win in Miami last weekend, it was the second consecutive match in which the team had blown a 2-0 lead. Especially with former Liverpool and Crystal Palace forward, Christian Benteke, up front for the visitors, it is crucial that the Fire can tighten up defensively and keep themselves in the match. The former Belgian international will certainly be D.C. United’s player to watch as he leads the team with 3 goals in 5 matches.
Both sides are suffering from injury problems early on in the season. The Fire’s midfield remains heavily wounded as Jairo Torres and Federico Navarro are still unavailable, while Xherdan Shaqiri is a question mark for tonight. Victor Bezerra is also ruled out of tonight’s match.
For D.C. United, the most notable omissions will be starting defenders Andy Najar and Mohanad Jeahze. In terms of other injuries, Brendan Hines-Ike, Matai Akinmboni, and Martin Rodriguez are all ruled out while Pedro Santos and Nigel Robertha are questionable.
The match will be streamed exclusively on Apple TV via the MLS Season Pass. Tyler Terens will be once again calling the game.
Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United
MLS Matchday 6 | Saturday, April 1 | Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
Kickoff: 7:30 PM CST
Watch: Apple TV (MLS Season Pass)
Commentators: Tyler Terens (play-by-play) / Devon Kerr (analyst)