- Christian Benteke (9', 90'+1')
- Theodore Ku-Dipietro (20')
- Carlos Terán (41' OG)
Benteke also assisted Ted Ku-Dipietro's first-half goal after opening the scoring in a win that vaulted D.C. (9-12-6, 33 points) above Chicago (8-11-8, 32 points) and into possession of the ninth and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Those two also combined on the sequence that resulted in defender Carlos Teran scoring an unusual own-goal to push D.C.'s lead to three a few minutes before halftime.
Alex Bono made two saves to keep the clean sheet for the hosts, who snapped a three-match losing skid while handing Chicago its fourth consecutive league defeat.
D.C. scored its most goals in a match this season while Chicago conceded their most despite relatively even shot totals. The Fire led 13-11 in overall shots while trailing 4-2 in efforts on target.
Benteke had gone scoreless in his last 12 appearances dating to early June before breaking through after nine minutes Saturday.
Left back Eric Davis won a loose ball and found Mateusz Klich, who turned and drove a ball over the top. Benteke ran onto it and brought it down with his chest, then cut back to elude the backtracking Rafael Czichos before hammering his finish past Chris Brady.
Benteke's excellent hold-up play set up Ku-DiPietro's fifth of the season 11 minutes later, when he chested down another long ball, turned and found his teammate in stride for a one-on-one finish past Brady.
Teran inadvertently put the ball in his own net a few minutes before halftime while taking down Ku-DiPietro in a sequence that would've resulted in a penalty kick and likely a red card to Teran if the ball hadn't gone in.
Benteke added his second on a back-post tap-in from Chris Durkin's cross in second-half stoppage time.
- Sergii Boiko
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