Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United – 2017

The Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two MLS clubs: 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 2017 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 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 Designated Driver Challenge.

Date Home Away
May 20, 2017 D.C. United Chicago Fire
September 16, 2017 Chicago Fire D.C. United
Fire 1188 Points
United 297 Points
DDs Points Hashtags Total
Chicago Fire 396 x 3 0 1,188
D.C. United 99 x 3 0 297
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 2017 Heineken Designated Driver Challenge is a competition between two MLS clubs: Chicago Fire and D.C. United. The Chicago Fire won the Designated Driver Challenge last season by earning the most total points at the end of the 2016 regular season.

In addition to bragging rights, the winning club this year 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.