Match Analysis: D.C. United at Chicago Fire

Assistant Coach Chad Ashton breaks down the Black-and-Red's performance
Match Analysis: DCU v CHI

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D.C. United shows resolve and determination

I give a lot of credit to the boys for that, for sticking together and coming back from 2-0
DCU shows resolve

Chris Pontius and Luis Silva celebrate 9-20-14

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Things certainly didn’t unfold the way D.C. United had planned in Chicago, but it didn’t stop the team from satisfying one objective and getting the important benefit of another.

The wild 3-3 draw at Toyota Park provided one more crucial point to keep separation from rest of the Eastern Conference. It also was a successful test of the team’s resolve, a trait the players know will be required if they are to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Goal Celebrations from D.C. United's 3-3 tie with Chicago Fire

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Goal Celebrations: DCU v CHI

Luis Silva nets his penalty kick, opens D.C. United's scoring.

The comeback begins.

Post-Match Quotes: September 20, 2014

You don’t always play at your best, and you find ways to keep inching along
Post-Match Quotes

Perry Kitchen and Sean Johnson 9-20-14

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D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen:

Overall thoughts:
Down 2-0, we were travel-weary early in the game, just a little bit out of sync in the first half, and I thought our subs came in and really changed the game. Their energy was good, and the entire team just raised it a level in the second half. It’s not always perfect, you don’t always play at your best, and you find ways to keep inching along. We did that tonight.

September 20 Highlights: D.C. United 3 - Chicago Fire 3

Silva's brace and DCU's resilience earn the Black-and-Red a come-from-behind road point
Highlights: DCU 3 - CHI 3

September 20 Recap: D.C. United 3 - Chicago Fire 3

United battles back from 2-0 to earn a point on the road
Recap: DCU 3 - CHI 3

Draw specialists the Chicago Fire had to dig deep to earn a record-equaling 16th tie of the season as they held Eastern Conference pacesetters D.C. United 3-3 in a rip-roaring contest at Toyota Park on Saturday evening.

GOAL: Bobby Boswell puts United ahead, finishing a corner kick

Kitchen's shot is deflected and Boswell battles to poke it in
GOAL: Boswell gets DCU's 3rd

GOAL: Silva buries a free kick, ties it up for D.C. United

Silva bends it in, Johnson never has a chance
GOAL: Silva ties it up

GOAL: Luis Silva nets a PK, gets D.C. United on the board

A foul on Birnbaum in the box sees Silva score United's first
GOAL: Silva nets a PK

D.C. United vs. Chicago Fire Match Preview: September 20, 2014

Conference-leading DCU visits the Chicago Fire
Match Preview: DCU v CHI

The Black-and-Red needs 3 Eastern Conference points this weekend from Chicago, and will play host to the Philadelphia Union next weekend (Saturday, September 27, 3:00 p.m.). BUY TICKETS

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