Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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MLS Preview: Chicago Fire (8-10-8) at D. C. United (8-12-6)

The Chicago Fire has kept a clean sheet in each of its last three meetings with D. C. United including a 0-0 draw in April. it is the first time either team has gone three straight matches without conceding in the match in all competitions since the Chicago Fire had a four-game streak that ended in 2004.

D. C. United has lost consecutive home matches in all competitions after losing only one of its previous eight at Audi Field (W4 D3). D. C. United has only one three-match home losing streak in all competitions over the last six years, in March-April 2022, which included a defeat to the Chicago Fire.

The Chicago Fire have lost four straight matches in all competitions for the first time since April-May 2022. The Chicago Fire have lost five or more consecutive matches in all competitions once since the start of the 2016 season with a six-game drought in July-August 2018.

Theodore Ku-DiPietro, who is 21 years old, scored D. C. United’s lone goal in its loss to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday. It was the 100th regular-season goal scored by a D. C. united player under the age of 22, the fourth team in league history to reach that milestone (FC Dallas, New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew SC).

Brian Gutierrez was directly involved in eight of the Chicago Fire’s 14 shots on Wednesday (5 shots 3 chances created). Gutierrez has 60 direct shot involvements this regular season (32 shots, 28 chances created), eight more than any other Chicago Fire player in 2023.

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