D.C. United Head Coach Ben Olsen:
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.
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.
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
With solid positioning in the CONCACAF Champions League following a 2-1 win over Waterhouse FC in, D.C. United (14-9-5) turns its attention back to the MLS regular season and its march to the postseason, facing a Chicago Fire side (5-7-15) in desperate need of wins to make a late run at the playoffs.
D.C. United (14-9-5, 47 points)
Games remaining: 6 (9/20 at Chicago, 9/27 vs. Philadelphia, 10/3 vs. Sporting Kansas City, 10/12 at Houston, 10/18 vs. Chicago, 10/25 at Montreal)
Max points possible: 65