Atlanta, Georgia 2021-05-12 21:05:07 –
Both DC United and Chicago Fire are aiming to reverse the recent downtrend when they meet Thursday night in Washington, DC.
The atmosphere of each camp may be quite different.
United (1-3-0, 3 points) defeated New York City FC 2-1 in the opening round at home, surprised some and then lost three games in a row.
However, expectations for this early part of the season were naturally low under first-year coach Hernan Losada, who has installed a high-risk, high-rewards press style. And they were complicated by an injury list that included 13 players entering the clash on Thursday night.
Nonetheless, DC continues to create aggressive opportunities, matching all four opponents with advanced indicators of expected goals. This is the number of times a team is considered likely to score based on the chances created.
“Even in difficult situations in this little storm, we’ve improved in the last few weeks,” Rosada said. “We have a lot of positive aspects and positive things to build for the future.”
And United’s injury list may be shrinking. Striker Ola Kamara has recovered from the injury and scored as a substitute for the second half in a 3-1 defeat at DC in Columbus. Paul Arriola, Kevin Parades, Griffin Yow and Joseph Mora are all suspicious on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Fire (0-3-1, 1 point) still has his first win of all sorts in 2021 in a year when he is expected to take a step forward under his second-year boss Raphaël Wicky. I’m looking for.
Chicago also has an injury problem, with six players in the official report. Midfielder Fabian Helbers is suspicious of making his first appearance of the season after playing in the previous four games due to a right knee injury.
Tue has also not scored with Luka Stoyanovich’s goal to start the second half with a 3-1 defeat in Atlanta in the second week since April 24th. The match started a three-game losing skid.
After losing to Philadelphia 2-0 on Saturday, Wicky said, “We have to go there with the best ideas we have and the positive idea that we can always beat these teams. It won’t be. ” “That’s the only way. That’s the only way I want to work.”
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