On a rainy day at RFK, with less than a packed house, Chicago and DC United played a pretty entertaining match. A 2-2 draw can be considered a win for the Fire, who looked to be dead in the water after a 73rd minute goal by DC’s Perry Kitchen.
Hurtado opened the scoring in the 27th minute for Chicago; with Harrison getting the assist. It was another set piece goal for the Fire who scored 11 goals from set pieces last season. (DC gave up 15, most in MLS) DC would level in the 35th minute on a Fabian Espindola free kick from just outside the box. He rifled the shot low and under the wall, just to Sean Johnson’s left into the back of the net.
The first 30 minutes of the second half passed with chances for both sides, but nothing coming of them. DC finally broke through in the 73rd minute with Perry Kitchen. On another corner kick taken by Fabian Espindola, the ball pin-balled around in the box with Kitchen scoring on a third attempt. Finally, in the 82nd minute Chicago leveled the match on a goal from Quincy Amarikwa. It was a terrific run on the end-line that from Patrick Nyarko that set up the cross and finish from Amarikwa. And with that dagger, the streak for DC continued. They have gone winless in their last 15 games dating back to last season. Ben Olsen could now be facing a very hot seat in the Capitol, and not because of the mid-term elections coming up. (I had to say it)
Chicago will face Philadelphia next Saturday at 5:00 pm ET. DC will try to break their winless streak on Saturday when they face New England at 7:00 pm ET.