United will look to make it three straight wins on the road when Ben Olsen's side faces struggling San Jose.After failing to win a single road game in 2014, D.C. United will be looking for its third straight victory away from RFK Stadium when it visits the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday (11 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
After going into the World Cup break with a 4-2 win in Montreal, United last weekend notched a 2-1 triumph at Toronto FC. Ironically, first-place D.C. (8-5-4) dropped its only home game during this stretch, a 1-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders coming out of the hiatus.
The Earthquakes (4-7-4), meanwhile, are struggling, with three straight losses dropping them to last place in the Western Conference.
United will again be without Fabian Espindola (knee), with Jeff Parke (foot) a question mark. For the Earthquakes, midfielder Shea Salinas (abdomen) is questionable.