Chicago Fire out past Dc United 3-0 at the Toyota Stadium. Chicago used goals from Ian Harkes (23' own goal), Brandon Vincent (62'), and Nemanja Nikolic (90') to earn three points at home and handed DC United their second consecutive defeat. Despite playing the encounter without their star player Bastian Schweinsteiger, Chicago Fire dominated possession and was able to come out triumphant. Chicago Fire is third, with forty-eight points, while DC United is at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with twenty-eight points. Here's the Match Report in details.

Chicago Fire outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Matt Lampson (7.20). Defender - Matt Polster (6.52), Johan Kappelhof (7.21), Jonathan Campbell (7.28), Brandon Vincent (7.53). Midfielder - Drew Conner (6.47), Dax McCarty (6.82), Arturo Alvarez (8.15), Luis Solignac (7.29), David Accam (8.54). Forward - Nemanja Nikolic (eight points). Used substitutes - David Arshakyan (six points), Joao Meira (6.34).

Team's strength and weakness: Veljko Paunovic's men created lots of opportunities relative to their possession. They were solid at setting up goal bound chances from the sides and were strong in front of goal.

Team Style of play: Chicago Fire launched attacks through the middle and had high shot frequency when in possession.

DC United outlook

Starting XI and individual performance points: Goalkeeper - Bill Hamid (seven points). Defender - Chris Odoi-Atsem (6.14), Steve Birnbaum (six points), Kofi Opare (6.23), Nick DeLeon (six points). Midfielder - Ian Harkes (5.62), Russell Canouse (5.88), Paul Arriola (6.09), Luciano Acosta (6.74), Lloyd Sam (6.59).

Forward - Deshorn Brown (5.71). Used substitutes - Bruno Miranda (5.74), Zoltán Stieber (6.15), Patrick Mullins (six points).

Team's strength and weakness: DC United committed several individual stumbles, and they were weak at finishing.

Team style of play: Ben Olsen's men favored long shots, launched attacks down the left flank, and gained more possession on Chicago's half.

Man of the Match

David Accam's impressive performance apparently led to Chicago Fire's triumph over DC United. He made six key vital passes and completed a total of sixty-two touches.

Chicago Fire will hit the road to face Philadelphia Union on Sunday 24 September, while DC United welcomes San Jose Earthquakes the same day at StubHub Center.