Before I depart to Chicago for tonight’s D.C. United match against the Fire, you should know.....
*FC Dallas became the first MLS club in league history to win a tournament match in Mexico, defeating Pumas, 1-0, late last night in a CONCACAF Champions League group match in Mexico City.
*Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was hit in the head by a piece of an Omar Bravo bobblehead giveaway ... at his home stadium.
*With an almost full roster, D.C. United looks to win consecutive league matches for the first time in more than two years tonight (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
*U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra is moving from Saint-Etienne in France to Rangers, the third American to join the Scottish side (Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya).
*Brazil and Portugal will clash for the Under-20 World Cup title after respective 2-0 semifinal victories.
*Abby Wambach scored twice as MagicJack advanced to the WPS semifinals with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Breakers.