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)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- 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.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 3-0 Toronto FC
- 35.71 %
D.C. United 3-1 Toronto FC
- 28.57 %
D.C. United 2-0 Toronto FC
- 14.29 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 28, 2013||Toronto FC 4 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 24, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Toronto FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 15, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Toronto FC 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 6, 2012||Toronto FC 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2012||D.C. United 3 - Toronto FC 1|
|Oct 27, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Oct 18, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - D.C. United 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 4, 2013||D.C. United 0 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 1, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||OC|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
|-||Julian De Guzman||Defender|
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