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DC United at Chicago Fire: Match Preview, How to Watch

The Fire seek to end a season-long 10-game winless streak when they host fellow league cellar-dweller DC United.

Chicago Fire DC United Preview

The Chicago Fire return to MLS competition from the three-week FIFA international break when they host DC United on Saturday at Soldier Field.

The Fire (2-7-5) hold the worst record in MLS and are winless in 10 matches in league play. Chicago hasn’t played since a 3-2 road loss against Toronto FC on May 29 at BMO Field in Toronto. After some time off, the Fire returned for two weeks of training ahead of this weekend’s clash.

Fire head coach Ezra Hendrickson said midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri (hamstring) and winger Jairo Torres (left hip) are each day-to-day. Shaqiri left Switzerland’s final match – a 1-0 win over Portugal on June 12 – in the 21st minute with the injury. Torres has been nursing his injury for some time but is progressing, according to Hendrickson.

DC United (4-7-2) is one spot ahead of the Fire from the basement of the Eastern Conference. United has gone 2-3-2 since it fired Hernán Losada as head coach and promoted assistant coach Chad Ashton to interim head coach in April. DC has seen Designated Player Taxiarchis “Taxi” Fountas break out during that stretch with five goals and three assists in seven games.

Season History

The Fire defeated DC United 2-0 on March 12 at Audi Field. Stanislav Ivanov and Jonathan Bornstein each scored for Chicago in the victory.

How to Watch

What: DC United at Chicago Fire

When: 7 PM, Saturday

Where: Soldier Field, Chicago

Stream: UniMás, TUDN, Twitter (English audio), MLS LIVE on ESPN+

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Brandon is a contributor for On Tap Sports Net covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Steel. He also covers the Blackhawks as an independent correspondent for NHL.com. Follow Brandon on Twitter @brandonmcain.

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