Chris Pontius back on the scoresheet

After missing most of 2014, Pontius nets his first for the year
Pontius back on the scoresheet

D.C. United (17-9-7) clinched first place in the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire (5-10-18) at RFK Stadium. With one more Regular Season game remaining, United has gained that ever-important momentum heading into the MLS Cup Playoffs as well as crucial home field advantage for the post season.

Post-Match Quotes: October 18, 2014

"But tonight is a special night for the club and our players," Ben Olsen
Post-Match Quotes

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October 18 Recap: D.C. United 2 - Chicago Fire 1

United clinches the top spot in the Eastern Conference ahead of Playoff play
Recap: DCU 2 - CHI 1

Needing just a point to secure a first-place conference finish, D.C. United met the Chicago Fire on a brisk Saturday evening at RFK Stadium.

United did that and more, securing a 2-1 win over the Fire and pulling six points ahead of the second-place New England Revolution with only one game remaining. D.C. will finish atop the Eastern Conference for the first time since their Supporters’ Shield-winning 2007 campaign. 

GOAL: Eddie Johnson capitalizes on Chicago mistake

Johnson takes it himself, makes it 2-0
GOAL: EJ makes it 2-0

SAVE: Bill Hamid denies Sinama-Pongolle

Hamid does it again, comes up big for DCU
SAVE: Hamid denies Sinama-Pongolle

GOAL: Chris Pontius nets his first of the year

Pontius heads home a pin-point Eddie Johnson cross
GOAL: Pontius gets the first

Chris Pontius heads home his first MLS goal of 2014 and his first league goal since 9/14/13 in a 2-2 draw against the LA Galaxy. Buy a Pontius jersey here.

D.C. United vs Chicago Fire Match Preview: October 18, 2014

With a chance to clinch first in the East, United hosts the Fire, presented by CareFirst
Match Preview: DCU v CHI

Talking Strategy: D.C. United vs Chicago Fire

Taylor Kemp on DCU's strategy in its final home game of the Regular Season
Talking Strategy: DCU v CHI

Taylor Kemp vs. Chicago - 2014

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With two Regular Season games remaining, D.C. United needs only one more point to clinch first place in the Eastern Conference. After a 3-1 win over Houston—United’s first-ever win at BBVA Compass Stadium—the Black-and-Red host a Chicago Fire side eliminated from Playoff contention but looking to play spoiler.

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