Chicago Fire 1-0 DC United: beats 1-0 with a goal scored by F. Herbers

CHICAGO. Chicago Fire conquers DC United 1-0 after F. Herbers scored just 1 goal (78').


CHICAGO. Chicago Fire tops DC United 1-0 after F. Herbers scored just 1 goal (78′).

The match was played at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Nima Saghafi who was helped by Brian Poeschel and Diego Blas. The 4th official was Calin Radosav. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.4 degrees Celsius or 59.74 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 50%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Chicago Fire was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. DC United that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.

DC United was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 0 were on target. Even so, Chicago Fire was able to find the solution to win this match.​

Chicago Fire shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, DC United shot 10 times, 0 on target, 10 off target.


Chicago Fire received 2 yellow cards (F. Navarro and F. Herbers). On the opposite side, DC United received 2 yellow cards (D. Pines and A. Najar).

After this match, Chicago Fire will have 14 points like DC United to move down in the 25th place. On the other side, DC United will stay with 14 points to move up in the 27th place.

Match Events

  • 30'

    F. Navarro

  • 33'

    D. Pines

  • 65'

    F. Herbers

    S. Ivanov

  • 73'

    A. Najar

  • 73'

    R. Canouse

    D. Skundrich

  • 73'

    N. Robertha

    O. Kamara

  • 73'

    T. Alfaro

    A. Najar

  • 75'

    J. Espinoza

    B. Gutierrez

  • 78'

    F. Herbers

    K. Przybylko

  • 84'

    K. Smith

    B. Smith

  • 86'

    M. Estrada

    S. Djeffal

  • 87'

    F. Herbers

  • 90'

    C. Teran

    W. Omsberg

  • 90'

    M. Pineda

    G. Gimenez

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Chicago Fire will play away against Houston Dynamo on the 26th of June with a 11-8 head to head in favor of Houston Dynamo (8 draws).

DC United will host Nashville SC on the 25th of June with a 2-0 head to head statistic in favor of Nashville SC (1 draw).

Chicago Fire: Formation and Lineups

Chicago Fire started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Ezra Hendrickson chose to play with the following team: Gabriel Słonina (6.5), Boris Sekulić (6.8), Wyatt Omsberg (7.5), Rafael Czichos (6.7), Jonathan Bornstein (7.0), Federico Navarro (7.4), Gastón Giménez (8.1), Stanislav Ivanov (5.9), Brian Gutierrez (6.8), Chris Mueller (6.4) and Kacper Przybyłko (7.4).


Chicago Fire made 4 changes: S. Ivanov for F. Herbers (65′), B. Gutierrez for J. Espinoza (75′), W. Omsberg for C. Teran (90′) and G. Gimenez for M. Pineda (90′).

Top player: Gastón Giménez

Probably the most impressive player in Chicago Fire was Gastón Giménez even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 54 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 5. He performed 5 crosses.

DC United: Formation and Lineups

DC United started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).

On the other side, Hernán Pablo Losada played with: Rafael Romo (7.4), Julian Gressel (7.1), Andy Najar (7.0), Steve Birnbaum (6.8), Donovan Pines (6.7), Bradley Smith (6.6), Drew Skundrich (6.4), Sofiane Djeffal (7.0), Christopher Durkin (7.4), Taxiarchis Fountas (6.6) and Ola Kamara (7.1).


DC United made 5 changes: D. Skundrich for R. Canouse (73′), O. Kamara for N. Robertha (73′), A. Najar for T. Alfaro (73′), B. Smith for K. Smith (84′) and S. Djeffal for M. Estrada (86′).

Best player: Rafael Romo

The player that probably impressed the most for DC United was the goalkeeper: Rafael Romo. His rating is 7.43. He performed 6 saves.

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