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Chicago Fire 3, DC United 0: Man of the Match

Fear The Beard

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago had a plethora of chances in this one. The scoreline could have easily been emblematic of that fateful Fourth of July game against Kansas City, but lone behold, the final score was only 3-0. And I wasn’t completely convinced by the performances of the Fire front four tonight. Sure, Bill Hamid was lights out between the sticks for D.C., but I expect more out of the likes of Accam, Nikolic and Solignac when they find so much space inside the technical area.

And, well, because of this, I’m going with Jonathan Campbell as my Man of the Match. The Beard was lights out for the Fire in the defensive third, and he came up big with some well-timed tackles to help Matt Lampson earn a clean sheet. It was only the North Carolina product’s 6th start of the season, but after tonight, head coach Veljko Paunovic may want to reflect upon who’s playing in his back four. Well done to The Beard, who was a linchpin in Chicago’s dominant performance tonight.

Now let us know how you saw it. Vote for your choice for MOTM in the poll below. The poll will be open for two days, after which we’ll publicize the results. (Note: if you’re viewing this post from AMP or Apple News, you won’t see the poll below. Feel free to tell us your pick in the comments.)

Poll

MOTM: Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Nemanja Nikolic
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    David Accam
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Luis Solignac
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Arturo Alvarez
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Dax McCarty
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Drew Conner
    (0 votes)
  • 12%
    Brandon Vincent
    (2 votes)
  • 25%
    Jonathan Campbell
    (4 votes)
  • 6%
    Johan Kappelhof
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Matt Polster
    (0 votes)
  • 25%
    Matt Lampson
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Joao Meira
    (0 votes)
  • 6%
    David Arshakyan
    (1 vote)
16 votes total Vote Now