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  • May 16, 2012
  • • 19:38
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: M. Foerster
  • • Attendance: 11593

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Colorado Rapids

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Colorado Rapids

D.C. returns home after a three-game road trip, hosting the well rested Colorado Rapids with both teams in midtable form.

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, Russell, McDonald, Woolard; Cruz, King, De Rosario, Najar; Maicon Santos, Salihi.


OUT: MF Lance Rozeboom (L knee ACL tear); DF Emiliano Dudar (L hamstring strain)

DOUBTFUL: MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain)

PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (L foot neurectomy); FW Josh Wolff (L hamstring strain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Kimura, Marshall, Moore, Zapata; Mullan, Larentowicz, Rivero, Castrillon; Casey, Cascio.


OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches); MF Ross LaBauex (sports hernia); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain); FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear)

PROBABLE: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)

  • D.C. United has two more points and has played two more games than Colorado. D.C. (18 points from 12 games) is third in the East. The Rapids (15 points from 10 games) are fifth in the West.
  • United hasn't beaten the Rapids in RFK Stadium since 2009. However, D.C. edges the all-time (16-13-7) and home (10-3-5) records against Colorado.
  • Dwayne De Rosario leads MLS with seven assists. Maicon Santos is fourth with six goals.
  • D.C. lost the two games heading into this matchup. The most recent was a 1-0 defeat to open Houston's new BBVA Compass Stadium.
  • The Rapids come into this match following a 10-day rest after beating nine-man FC Dallas 2-0.


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28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
3Robbie RussellDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Joe WillisGoalkeeper
-Dejan JakovicDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
-Josh WolffStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
-Hunter FreemanDefender
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
5Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
-Scott PalgutaDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
8H. HenaoMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker

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