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May 19, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium — Washington, District of Columbia
Referee:‬ G. Gamble‎
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Toronto FC

Toronto continues its search for its first points of 2012, but the Reds will have their work cut out for them against free-scoring United.

By Keith Hickey

D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Russell, McDonald, Woolard, Korb; Cruz, Boskovic, Kitchen, Najar; De Rosario, Wolff.


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

QUESTIONABLE: FW Chris Pontius (gluteus minimus strain); DF Perry Kitchen (R knee pain); FW Maicon Santos (L calf strain); MF Marcelo Saragosa (R soleus strain); MF Nick DeLeon (L hamstring strain);

PROBABLE: DF Dejan Jakovic (L ankle sprain); DF Ethan White (R knee surgery)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Kocic; Eckersley, Cann, Henry, Morgan; Dunfield, De Guzman, Avila; Lambe, Johnson, Plata.


OUT: FW Nicholas Lindsay (L knee surgery recovery); GK Stefan Frei (L lower leg)

DOUBTFUL: DF Miguel Aceval (L quadriceps strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Dicoy Williams (R knee surgery recovery); FW Danny Koevermans (R adductor strain); DF Torsten Frings (shoulder sprain)

  • This is the second meeting between these two teams this season. D.C. took the first contest, running out 2-0 winners on May 5.
  • With 22 goals through 13 league matches, D.C. United is off to its most productive start since 2007, when the Black and Red scored 23 in the same span. That year, United finished with 56 regular-season goals and lifted the Supporters’ Shield.
  • Toronto FC is still completely pointless this season. Through eight games, the Reds have scored six goals, conceded a league-worst 18, and amassed zero points.
  • D.C.'s Chris Pontius and TFC's Eric Avila won the 2006 NCAA Championship together while teammates at UC Santa Barbara.
  • With seven assists, D.C. United playmaker and former TFC star Dwayne De Rosario is the league's most effective provider.

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Available Squads
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
44Danny CruzMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
27Branko BoškovićMidfielder
14A. NajarMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Hamdi SalihiStriker
-Josh WolffStriker
50Andrew DykstraGoalkeeper
-Dejan JakovicDefender
55Marcelo SaragosaMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
-Stephen KingMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
-Maicon SantosStriker
-Milos KocicGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
-Adrian CannDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
-Julian De GuzmanDefender
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
-Terry DunfieldMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
-Ryan JohnsonDefender
40Quillan RobertsGoalkeeper
-Logan EmoryDefender
2Ty HardenDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
10Danny KoevermansStriker
-Nick SoolsmaStriker
Players to Watch
Dwayne De Rosario
Dwayne De Rosario
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 14
Games Goals YC RC
5 0 0 0
Julian De Guzman
Julian De Guzman
Position: Defender
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
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