Matchnight #22: D.C. United vs. Whitecaps

Rookie goalkeeper Joe Willis will make his MLS debut Saturday night when D.C. United faces the Vancouver Whitecaps at RFK Stadium. The 6-foot-5 keeper from the University of Denver received the nod ahead of veteran Steve Cronin, who didn’t perform well in a relief appearance last weekend.

Bill Hamid, the No. 1 goalie on the roster, is serving a one-game suspension after receiving a red card in the seventh minute against Toronto FC.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet/DC, Direct Kick.

DCU LINEUP: Willis; Kitchen, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Najar, Simms, Quaranta, Pontius; De Rosario, Davies. Subs: Cronin, White, Burch, King, da Luz, Wolff, Brettschneider.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame observations are welcome in our comments section.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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