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August 13, 2011 7:35 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 11738‎
48′ A. Najar
81′ Stephen King

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Vancouver Whitecaps

Dwayne De Rosario looks for his third-straight multi-goal game as Vancouver visits RFK Stadium for the first time.

By Seth Vertelney

D.C. United
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D.C. United (4-4-2): Cronin; Kitchen, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Najar, De Rosario, Simms, Pontius; Wolff, Davies. 


OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain);

PROBABLE: MF Kurt Morsink (R ankle sprain); GK Joe Willis (L little finger fracture)

Vancouver Whitecaps (4-4-2): Nolly; Leathers, Boxall, Rochat, Harvey; Koffie, Camilo, Vagenas, Chiumiento; Hassli, Jarju.


OUT: FW Atiba Harris (R knee surgery);

QUESTIONABLE: DF Alain Rochat (L adductor strain)

  • Dwayne De Rosario has earned back-to-back MLS Player of the Week honors, the most recent of which came after he scored a hat-trick in last week's 3-3 home draw against Toronto FC.

  • Vancouver won its first game since June on Sunday, defeating Chicago 4-2 at home. Eric Hassli had a brace and now has 10 goals on the season, one off the Golden Boot lead.
  • D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid will miss the match after receiving a red card against Toronto in the seventh minute of action.
  • The Whitecaps announced this week that Carolina RailHawks coach Martin Rennie will be the team's head coach starting in 2012. Current coach Tom Soehn will return to the front office.
  • United is two points outside of a playoff spot, and is looking for its first postseason berth since 2007.
  • D.C. United has just two home wins this season (2-3-5), tied for second-fewest in MLS.

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31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
-Dejan JakovicDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
-Santino QuarantaStriker
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
9Charlie DaviesStriker
1Steve CroninGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
-Stephen KingMidfielder
13Austin da LuzMidfielder
-Josh WolffStriker
-Blake BrettschneiderStriker
18Jay NollyGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
2Michael BoxallDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
25Jonathon LeathersDefender
33Peter VagenasMidfielder
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
6Shea SalinasMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
3Bilal DucketDefender
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
-Davide ChiumientoMidfielder
17Michael NanchoffMidfielder
36Mustapha Alasan JarjuStriker
23Long TanStriker
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