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By the Numbers: June 2 at Chicago

Numbers from the loss in the Windy City

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While Washington DC was experiencing summer-like conditions, the Black-and-Red were in chilly Chicago for a rare Sunday night match. The match ended with a disappointing result for the squad, but there were a few key stats to take away.

63.2

D.C. United dominated 63.2% of the possession on the night, allowing Chicago to control a mere 36.8%. On possession, Head Coach Ben Olsen explained, "We had a lot of the ball, and a lot of passes that connected. We talked about going into our forwards, back and wide, exploiting some of their weakness."

2

Two members of the Black-and-Red saw their first MLS minutes on Sunday. Conor Shanosky, the homegrown defender earned a start and played 64 minutes. Newly signed midfielder Sainey Nyassi was a late sub and played 27 minutes. Both Shanosky and Nyassi played last Tuesday in D.C. United's Open Cup victory at Richmond.

480

Along with a 63.2% possession rate, D.C. United completed 480 total passes. This is almost double the number of completed passes that the Fire had.