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  • August 19, 2012
  • • 5:20 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: M. Geiger
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MLS Preview: D.C. United - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: D.C. United - Philadelphia Union

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The former and current capital city of the United States meet in an Eastern Conference showdown intensified by a recent trade.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Chabala; Najar, Kitchen, De Rosario, DeLeon; Pajoy, Pontius.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

DC United

Philadelphia Union

Wins
3
0
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

DC United DCU
DC United DC United
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
75%
25%

Top 3 Predictions

DC United DCU
1 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI
DC United DCU
4 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI
DC United DCU
3 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI

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