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
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Chabala; Najar, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pajoy, Pontius.
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.||
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.
Top 3 Predictions
D.C. United 1-0 Philadelphia Union
- 50 %
D.C. United 4-0 Philadelphia Union
- 12.5 %
D.C. United 3-1 Philadelphia Union
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 10, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 21, 2013||D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 20, 2012||Philadelphia Union 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 19, 2012||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 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|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
|3||Carlos Enrique Valdes||Defender|
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Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed