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Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United 9/15/2021 Major League Soccer Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Chicago Fire challenges D.C. United on 9/15/2021.

D.C. United challenges Chicago Fire in a Major League Soccer match. Chicago Fire with a record of 6-5-12 this season comes into this game with a 1.0-1.0-8.0 record on the road. D.C. United is 9-4-10 this season and is 7.0-0.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Chicago Fire and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for D.C. United than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for D.C. United and it is an opportunity to get rolling. D.C. United played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

The Chicago Fire Roster

The Players to Watch for the Chicago Fire

Boris Sekulić DF

As a shooter, Boris Sekulić had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Boris Sekulić had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Boris Sekulić has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Boris Sekulić had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Boris Sekulić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Boris Sekulić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Mauricio Pineda DF,MF

Mauricio Pineda has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Mauricio Pineda has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Mauricio Pineda has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Mauricio Pineda had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Mauricio Pineda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Mauricio Pineda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Robert Berić FW

As a shooter, Robert Berić had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Robert Berić has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Robert Berić had 17 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Robert Berić has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Robert Berić has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Robert Berić has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Francisco Calvo DF

Francisco Calvo has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Francisco Calvo has nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Francisco Calvo has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Chicago Fire teammates, Francisco Calvo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Francisco Calvo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Francisco Calvo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Álvaro Medrán MF

Álvaro Medrán has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Álvaro Medrán had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Álvaro Medrán has 16 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Álvaro Medrán has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Álvaro Medrán has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Álvaro Medrán has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

The D.C. United Roster

The Players to Watch for the D.C. United

Julian Gressel DF

As a shooter, Julian Gressel had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Julian Gressel had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Julian Gressel has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Julian Gressel had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Julian Gressel has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Julian Gressel has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Tony Alfaro DF

Tony Alfaro has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tony Alfaro had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Tony Alfaro has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Tony Alfaro had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Tony Alfaro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tony Alfaro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Junior Moreno MF

Junior Moreno has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Junior Moreno had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Junior Moreno has 15 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Junior Moreno has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Junior Moreno has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Junior Moreno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Andy Najar DF

Andy Najar has nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andy Najar had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Andy Najar has 15 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Andy Najar has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andy Najar has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andy Najar has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Frédéric Brillant DF

As a shooter, Frédéric Brillant had nan shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Frédéric Brillant had nan shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Frédéric Brillant has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his D.C. United teammates, Frédéric Brillant had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Frédéric Brillant has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Frédéric Brillant has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed None fouls this season. He has drawn None fouls this season in Major League Soccer action.

Chicago Fire Team Stats

The Chicago Fire Offensive Stats and Metrics

Chicago Fire scored 0.96 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Chicago Fire scored those goals off assists 81.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.78 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Chicago Fire converted on 0.23 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Chicago Fire attempts 4.13 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Chicago Fire is able to get 30.5% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shots are not reaching the goalkeeper enough, they must improve.

Chicago Fire Defensive Stats and Metrics

Chicago Fire gave up 1.39 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Chicago Fire plays below-average defense and puts a lot of pressure on their offense to score to make up for it. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.78 shots were saved by Chicago Fire goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Chicago Fire goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 69.1% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 21.7% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Chicago Fire. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Chicago Fire Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire had 12.61 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Chicago Fire is in the top 68 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire had 16.74 interceptions. Chicago Fire is in the top 7 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire commits 12.91 fouls. Chicago Fire is in the top 61 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Chicago Fire drew 12.57 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Chicago Fire in the top 38 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Chicago Fire committed an offside 1.74 times. Chicago Fire is in the top 54 percentile in offside calls against them.

D.C. United Team Stats

The D.C. United Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to score 1.26 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. D.C. United scored those goals off assists 87.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.09 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

D.C. United converted on 0.29 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, D.C. United attempts 4.35 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, D.C. United is able to get 32.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

D.C. United Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, D.C. United was able to hold opponents to 1.17 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. D.C. United goalkeepers fended off 3.22 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. D.C. United truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

D.C. United goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 56.8% of the time. Shots on goal tend to become goals against this porous defense and goalkeeping unit. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 26.1% of games resulted in a clean sheet for D.C. United. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

D.C. United Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, D.C. United had 11.91 crosses of the ball on the pitch. D.C. United is in the top 73 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, D.C. United had 17.96 interceptions. D.C. United is in the top 5 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, D.C. United commits 14.57 fouls. This puts D.C. United in the top 78 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, D.C. United drew 12.04 fouls. D.C. United is in the top 48 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, D.C. United committed an offside 1.35 times. D.C. United is in the top 32 percentile in offside calls against them.

Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Chicago Fire 1 D.C. United 2

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