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A look into the D.C. United-Chicago Fire matchup

D.C. United will play one of its most important matchups of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Fire. Having already secured a spot in the 2012 MLS Cup Playoffs with its win against the Columbus Crew last weekend, the Black-and-Red is now playing for positioning.

A quick look into the history of the matchup between the two sides:

  • D.C. United is undefeated at Toyota Park since 2006, its last loss coming in a 1-0 defeat on September 17, 2006.
  • Through the long history between the two clubs, dating back to May 2, 1998 when the clubs first met (a 3-1 D.C. United win at Soldier Field), the Black-and-Red has only lost eight times in the Windy City.
  • United holds the all-time advantage in matchups with the Fire at 17-15-10.
  • D.C. United has scored four goals, on three occasions in the two clubs' history. The last time United put up four goals on the Fire was this season, in a 4-1 defeat at RFK Stadium. Coincidentally, D.C. is the only team to score four goals on the Fire through the 2012 campaign.

D.C. United and the Chicago Fire go head-to-head on Saturday at 4:00 PM. Watch the match live on NBC Sports Network, or join us at the Public Tenley for the Official Viewing Party. Immediately following the match, D.C. United’s playoff positioning will be set, and date and time information for the first home match of the playoffs will be made available. Playoff tickets are available online now