Fire vs United 2015


The Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two MLS clubs: the Chicago Fire and D.C. United. The winner of the Heineken Designated Driver Challenge will be the MLS club with the most total points at the end of the 2015 regular season. Points are earned when supporters pledge to be designated drivers – at MLS games and when supporters engage with the program on social media. 

The Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is proof, once again, that Responsibility Really Does Have Its Rewards!

Rivalry games are those games when either competing club hosts the other. The competing clubs are the Chicago Fire and D.C. United.

At these games, special promotions will be in place to encourage supporters to pledge to be designated drivers for their friends and family that day. Each designated driver will help their favorite club earn points in the HEINEKEN USA Designated Driver Challenge.

Date Home Away
June 24, 2015 Chicago Fire D.C. United
October 18, 2015 D.C. United Chicago Fire
Fire 7952 Points
United 810 Points
DDs Points Hashtags Total
Chicago Fire 2,639 x 3 35 7,952
D.C. United 270 x 3 0 810
Club Stadium Concessions
ChicagoFire_blk Toyota Park Levy Restaurants
DCUnited_blk RFK Stadium Centerplate


TEAM (Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management) Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts, and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities.

TEAM Coalition offers designated drivers a chance to win tickets to MLS Cup with the Responsibility Has Its Rewards campaign.

The 2015 Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two MLS clubs: the Chicago Fire and D.C. United. The Chicago Fire won the Designated Driver Challenge by earning the most total points at the end of the 2015 regular season.

In addition to bragging rights, the Fire will earn a pretty cool trophy and supporters of both clubs will enjoy a safe and family-friendly experience at the stadium. The Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is proof, once again, that Responsibility really does have its Rewards!

The clubs need help from their supporters in order to earn points in the Designated Driver Challenge. For every supporter who makes a pledge to be a designated driver at the stadium during regular season home games, that club will score a win and earn three points. Clubs can earn an extra point for each supporter who likes the Designated Driver Challenge posts on the clubs’ Facebook pages, retweets or likes tweets on Twitter and likes posts on Instagram. Extra points will be added to the designated driver point total to determine each club’s total score. The club with the greatest total score wins!

Designated drivers must meet the following critera:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Promise not to drink alcohol at the game
  • Provide safe and sober transportation for their group

Supporters may only pledge to be designated drivers once per game.