WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Fans of D.C. United cheer against Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. The Fire defeated DC United 2-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
The Fire and United square off in a potential playoff preview on Wednesday night.
United is currently sitting in the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, while Chicago is tenuously in third. Both squads desperately need the points, leading to what should be a terrific showdown.
The Fire are currently on fire, winners of their last three matches to vault themselves comfortably into the thick of postseason contention. D.C. is coming off a tie against the Philadelphia Union, which saw both defender Emiliano Dudar and Branko Boskovic garner red cards.
United hasn't had the best of luck in recent times against Chicago. In their last four meetings, D.C. has only managed two draws while falling the other two times in defeat.
However that may change considering United hasn't lost at RFK since the opening home match of the season, 1-0 against Sporting KC.
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET