Since playing in the States, Benteke has faded somewhat from the spotlight. But he proved he still knows the goal last night at home against the Chicago Fire.
The opening goal after eight minutes was particularly well done. Benteke – with DC United since the summer of 2022 but absent in the last eight MLS matches – ran deep, checked his chest and put his man inside. Technically flawlessly executed. And with the compliments of coach Wayne Rooney, who knows how to put on a ball better than anyone. “A good piece of craftsmanship,” Rooney said. “It’s important that Benteke positions himself well. As long as he does that, Christian will keep scoring goals.
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Eventually, Benteke got in at the far post. In between, he added two favors to the bill. Here with great technical work as he made it 2-0. He chested a high ball and made two delicate tackles before perfectly dispatching team-mate Gu-DiPietro.
Benteke has scored 10 goals in 25 MLS games for DC United this season. The Red Devils are behind him for a while. His last cap starts in March 2022 with friendlies against Ireland and Burkina Faso.
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