Real beat the defending Supporters' Shield holders last week, and will aim to ruin D.C. United's home opener.
|D.C. United (4-5-1): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; DeLeon, Saragosa, Thorrington, Kitchen, Pontius; Pajoy.
OUT: Joe Willis (R foot injury)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Watson-Siriboe, Mansally; Gil, Beckerman, Stephenson, Velasquez; Saborio, Findley.
OUT: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy) Nat Borchers (L quad tendon) Chris Wingert (R knee soreness)
- These teams met one time last season. Real Salt Lake edged the encounter 1-0 at home at Rio Tinto Stadium on Sept. 28.
- D.C United star Dwayne De Rosario is suspended for this match.
- RSL captain Kyle Beckerman made his 300th MLS appearance last week in RSL's 2-0 win over the reigning Supporters' Shield holders, the San Jose Earthquakes.
- D.C. defender Robbie Russell spent four seasons with RSL, helping the club to the 2009 MLS Cup.
- Alvario Saborio scored both goals in Salt Lake's 2-0 win over San Jose, his seventh multiple-goal performance in his MLS career.