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  • July 2, 2011
  • • 7:07 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: A. Okujala
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Philadelphia Union

Charlie Davies, D.C. United (Getty Images)

Philadelphia travels just south to meet its Eastern Conference rival, which bolstered its squad with two new additions this week.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

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


INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L ACL tear); DF Dejan Jakovic (L hamstring strain); DF Devon McTavish (concussion); MF Santino Quaranta (concussion);

DOUBTFUL: DF Marc Burch (R hamstring strain);

QUESTIONABLE: FW Charlie Davies (R ankle sprain); MF Kurt Morsink (R ankle sprain); FW Joseph Ngwenya (R MCL sprain); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain)

Philadelphia Union (4-1-3-2): Mondragon; Harvey, Valdes, Califf, Williams; Carroll; Mapp, Le Toux, Paunovic; Ruiz, Mwanga.


INJURY REPORT

QUESTIONABLE: FW Veljko Paunovic (L hip strain);

PROBABLE: DF Danny Califf (clavicle contusion); FW Carlos Ruiz (rib contusion)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Newly acquired Brandon McDonald and Dwayne De Rosario are both eligible for this match for D.C., and could each start.

  • The Union ended a 294-minute goal drought last week in its 3-2 home victory against Chivas USA.
  • Danny Mwanga scored his fifth goal in that Union victory, and now leads the team in that category.
  • The Union has taken over first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4-5 record.
  • D.C. United went unbeaten in May, but then only took three out of 12 possible points in June.
  • United forward Charlie Davies is tied for the MLS lead in goals with eight, though four of those have come from the penalty spot.

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Available Squads
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
15Ethan WhiteDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
14A. NajarMidfielder
-Clyde SimmsMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
13Chris PontiusMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
9Charlie DaviesStriker
-Josh WolffStriker
1Steve CroninGoalkeeper
-Pat OnstadGoalkeeper
22Chris KorbDefender
-Stephen KingMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
7FredMidfielder
-Joseph Ngwenya
-Blake BrettschneiderStriker
1F. MondragónGoalkeeper
-Dan CaliffDefender
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Carlos Enrique ValdesDefender
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
21Justin MappMidfielder
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
11C. RuízStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
-Veljko PaunovicStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
-Keon DanielMidfielder
20Roger TorresMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
9Jack McInerneyStriker
-Kyle NakazawaMidfielder

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