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Played
August 19, 2012 5:20 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 12312‎
 
72′ (OG) Amobi Okugo

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Philadelphia Union

The former and current capital city of the United States meet in an Eastern Conference showdown intensified by a recent trade.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chris Pontius, Danny Cruz, D.C. United, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Chabala; Najar, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pajoy, Pontius.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Robbie Russell (L plantar fasciitis); DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms)

DOUBTFUL: FW Dwayne De Rosario (L shoulder soreness)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Maicon Santos (R toe soreness)

PROBABLE: FW Hamdi Salihi (viral infection)
Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): MacMath; Williams, Soumare, Valdes, Gaddis; G. Farfan, Carroll; Cruz, M. Farfan, Adu; McInerney.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Krystian Witkowski (concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Jorge Perlaza (low back strain); DF Gabriel Farfan (L ankle sprain); MF Michael Farfan (L foot contusion)

PROBABLE: MF Jimmy McLaughlin (L shoulder labral tear); FW Antoine Hoppenot (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • D.C. hasn't lost at home since the first match of the season in RFK Stadium, on March 10.
  • Philly has the fewest amount of goals in the first half hour of games of any team in the league, with one. No other club has fewer than four.
  • This is the second meeting between these sides this season. On June 16, Chris Pontius scored the only goal of the game in PPL Park.
  • Dwayne De Rosario is in a three-way tie for second in the league with 10 assists this season.
  • United is fifth in the Eastern Conference, with 36 points. Thirteen points back are the Union, ninth in the East.


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Head to Head
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-10-12 D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-08-10 Philadelphia Union 2 - D.C. United 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-04-21 D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 3
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-20 Philadelphia Union 0 - D.C. United 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-19 D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1
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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
-Emiliano Ariel DudarDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-L. PajoyStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
-Mike ChabalaDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
23Long TanStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
22Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
30Freddy AduStriker
13Michael LahoudMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
9Jack McInerneyStriker
-C. HarrisonGoalkeeper
3Chris AlbrightDefender
28Raymon GaddisDefender
20Roger TorresMidfielder
26Keon DanielMidfielder
30Chandler HoffmanStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting Kansas City
4 1