Chicago Fire Soccer Club Earns 2-2 Road Draw Against D.C. United

Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Quincy Amarikwa Score in Rain-Soaked Eastern Conference Showdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 29, 2014) – The Chicago Fire (0-1-3, 3 points) played D.C. United (0-2-1, 1 point) to a 2-2 draw at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on Saturday afternoon. Jhon Kennedy Hurtado’s 27th minute header and a late, 82nd minute strike from Quincy Amarikwa earned the Fire a share of the points.
 
Next up for the Fire is a Reserve match against NASL side Indy Eleven at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. CT. Tickets for the Indy Eleven match cost $11 for general admission or $15 for reserved seating and are on sale at www.IndyEleven.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate on April 1.
 
The Fire then return home to host the Philadelphia Union presented by Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program on Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. CT (My50/TWCSC Wisconsin/La Ley). Tickets for the match are available via www.Chicago-Fire.com and Ticketmaster.
 
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Quotes:
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Notes:

- With the draw, the Fire move to 18-17-12 all-time in MLS Regular Season matches against D.C. United, and 8-11-5 in matches played at RFK Stadium.

- Jhon Kennedy Hurtado’s goal in the 27th minute was his first MLS goal since May 16, 2009.

- Harry Shipp’s assist on Hurtado’s goal marked the second consecutive match in which the Fire Homegrown midfielder earned an assist off a corner kick.

- Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who recorded six saves on the night, and Fire Goalkeeper Coach Aron Hyde will depart for Phoenix, Ariz., on Sunday to join the U.S. Men’s National Team ahead of the USA vs. Mexico match on April 2 at University of Phoenix Stadium at 10 p.m. CT (ESPN/UniMas).

Chicago Fire 2 – 2 D.C. United
 
Chicago Fire: Sean Johnson; Matt Watson, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Bakary Soumare, Greg Cochrane; Harry Shipp, Jeff Larentowicz ©, Alex (Juan Luis Anangono 80’), Benji Joya (Patrick Nyarko 56’); Mike Magee, Quincy Amarikwa (Chris Rolfe 89’)
 
Substitutes not used:
Kyle Reynish; Patrick Ianni, Logan Pause; Giuseppe Gentile
 
D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Sean Franklin, Bobby Boswell ©, Jeff Parke, Cristian Fernandez; Nick DeLeon, Perry Kitchen, Luis Silva (Davy Arnaud 38’), Lewis Neal (Jared Jeffrey 63’); Eddie Johnson, Fabian Espindola (Conor Doyle 81’)
 
Substitutes not used: Andrew Dykstra, Nana Attakora, Taylor Kemp, Alex Caskey
 
Scoring Summary
CHI – Jhon Kennedy Hurtado (Harry Shipp) 27’
DC – Fabian Espindola (Nick DeLeon) 34’
DC – Perry Kitchen (unassisted) 73’
CHI – Quincy Amarikwa (Patrick Nyarko) 82’
 
Misconduct Summary

DC – Nick DeLeon (caution) 22’
DC – Jeff Parke (caution) 56’
CHI – Greg Cochrane (caution) 58’
 
Referee: Jair Marrufo
Assistants: Eric Boria, Adam Garner
Fourth Official: Chris Penso
Attendance: 9,445