The Fire lose to D.C. United and lose their fourth straight game originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
after Christian Benteke register to put D.C. United Advance 1-0 ahead Chicago fireA graphic appeared on the screen showing the Fire team’s failure to win their last 16 matches when they conceded first.
That figure is now 17 after the Fire lost 4-0 to Wayne Rooney’s DC United.
Not only was this the Fire’s fourth straight defeat, it also meant the Fire dropped out of last place in the playoffs against D.C. United.
Benteke was D.C. United’s best player making short work of fire defense time and time again. In addition to the two goals, Benteke also provided an assist to set up Ted Co Dipietro’s second goal.
The third goal summed up perfectly how things have gone for the Fire side since returning from the League Cup. Carlos Teran Ku-DiPietro brought down a penalty kick. But when Tiran fell, the ball hit his foot before hitting the other for an own goal.
It looked as if D.C. United had to settle for just the three goals in the first half, but Benteke ended the night with his brace in the final minutes of the game as the fire was once again put out.
Ki Kamara He continued his search for the 145th goal to tie Landon Donovan for second on the MLS all-time leading scorer list. Kamara hit a shot close to the penalty spot in the 38th minute, which was saved by the goalkeeper. Alex Bono. Moments later, Kamara hit a header that went wide of the goal.
The next shot opportunity will not come until the 54th minute Ousmane Doumbia Brian Gutierrez flicked the ball into the goal, but his shot went wide. The next goal came in the 78th minute Gaston Jimenez which also saw his shot go wide.
It was simply that night for the fire.
With the loss, the Fire can no longer count on themselves if they want to reach the MLS playoffs. The game against D.C. United could have seen the Fire put some breathing space between them. Instead, they were overtaken by D.C. United.
The Fire need to turn things around and luckily for manager Frank Klopas he’ll get some time to do so because the Fire’s next game isn’t until September 16th when they face CF Montreal.