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D.C. United Come from Behind to Beat Chicago 2-1 at Audi Field

October 7, 2018 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

D.C. United 2 (11-11-8, 41 points) v. Chicago Fire 1 (8-17-7, 31 points)

2018 MLS Regular Season

October 7, 2018 - Audi Field, Washington, DC

Attendance: 20,064

Player Notes

United defender Nick DeLeon made his first appearance since returning from injury as an 87th-minute substitute; it was DeLeon's first appearance since starting in the 1-1 draw against LAFC on May 26.

United captain Wayne Rooney scored his third brace of the season when he scored in the 62nd and 81st minutes.

Rooney's third brace tied him with Atlanta's Josef Martinez for the most in MLS this season.

Rooney's goals brought United's goal total to 56 in the 2018 campaign; it is highest scoring total since 2007 when the Black-and-Red scored 57.

#DCvCHI Notes

United are 23-20-15 against Chicago all-time.

The Black-and-Red are 16-9-5 at home against the Fire all time.

United welcomed the Fire to Audi Field for the first time in fixture history.

Match Notes

The Black-and-Red are 10-2-2 at home this season.

United are 9-2-1 at Audi Field since opening the venue on July 14.

The win extended United's point streak to six games; it is the Black-and-Red's longest point streak of the season and their longest since 2016.

United are 5-0-1 when Rooney scores a goal.

D.C. United lineup:

Bill Hamid; Paul Arriola, Frédéric Billant, Steven Birnbaum, Joseph Mora; Júnior Moreno, Russell Canouse; Ulises Segura (Zoltán Stieber 62'), Luciano Acosta (Chris Durkin 90'), Yamil Asad (Nick DeLeon 87'); Wayne Rooney

Unused Substitutes: Travis Worra, Kevin Ellis, Jalen Robinson, Darren Mattocks

Chicago Fire lineup:

Stefan Cleveland; Jorge Corrales, Johan Kappelhof, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Brandon Vincent; Dax McCarty, Brandt Bronico; Alexsandar Katai, Djordje Mihailovic (Michael de Leeuw HT), Raheem Edwards (Nicolas Hasler 77'); Nemanja Nikolic (Yura Movsisyan 72')

Unused Substitutes: Richard Sánchez, Jonathan Campbell, Daniel Johnson, Alan Gordon

Referee: Ismail Elfath

Assistant Referees: Eduardo Mariscal, Corey Parker

Fourth Official: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: Mark Geiger


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