First-choice goalkeeper appears to have recovered from an aggravated back injury. Markus Halsti, however, remains out with a sprained knee.
As sides in impasse remain locked in negotiations, D.C. United union rep Bobby Boswell says the players have made concessions on key issues.
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Fabian Johnson scored for Moenchengladbach, but many other U.S. players were inactive.
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United will need to win 3-0 or 4-1 in the second leg next Wednesday at RFK Stadium.
With season scheduled to begin next Friday, players' union and league will meet with federal mediator in efforts to reach collective bargaining agreement.
Lionel Messi and Argentina would play El Salvador at FedEx Field, a few hours before United's MLS match at RFK Stadium.
Six weeks of preseason will have to suffice for United against an Alajuelense squad in mid-season form.
Video of the Montreal Impact's 2-2 draw at Pachuca, Hope Solo's appearance on "Good Morning America" and Herculez Gomez's two goals in Mexico.