Chicago Fire 3, D.C. United 0

October 5, 2013
(Major League Soccer)
(Major League Soccer)

My match report from D.C. United’s 3-0 loss to the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium.

Video package:

Man of the Match: Chicago’s Sean Johnson, who made several terrific saves.

United records watch:

The club needs to win two of the last three matches to avoid setting or sharing the MLS record for fewest victories in a season.

Tonight’s 15th shutout is two shy of the league mark (set by United three years ago).

With 20 goals in 31 matches (0.65), United is on pace for the fewest per game in MLS history. (DCU averaged 0.7 in 2010.)

The club will need to score two goals to avoid the record for fewest total goals in a season (21 by DCU in 2010).

United’s 22 losses are tied for the third most in league history, three short of the record, set by the MetroStars in 1999.

DCU is averaging 0.52 points per game — tied for the second worst ever. The record is 0.47 by the MetroStars in ’99.

Next for United (3-22-6):

Oct. 12 vs. Philadelphia Union at RFK (no TV)

Oct. 18 at Sporting Kansas City (NBC Sports Network)

Oct. 27 vs. Houston Dynamo at RFK (NBC)

Season over. Thankfully …

“We are going to tinker,” Ben Olsen said of the stretch run. “We are going to show some different formations and look at some things for next year. We have that luxury. Unfortunately, we have that luxury.”

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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