Tuesday kickaround: MLS, U.S. Open Cup, D.C. United, Americans abroad, Maryland Terrapins, Georgetown Hoyas

*It’s a big night in MLS as the league’s highest-profile clubs meet in a regular season match and two of its own clash in the U.S. Open Cup final:

The Los Angeles Galaxy, closing in on the Supporters’ Shield, is without Landon Donovan (quadriceps) and Robbie Keane (Ireland duty) for the away match against the New York Red Bulls, who need a point or three to enhance their playoff chances (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

In Seattle, more than 35,000 are expected for the Open Cup final betwee the two-time reigning champion Sounders and the Chicago Fire (10 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer). The last club to win three straight: New York Greek Americans in 1967-69. Open Cup information and history is available here.

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*Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer reviews D.C. United’s 2-1 loss at Columbus and assigns his player ratings.

*A Colombian report suggests that U.S. goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, who is from Miami and starred at the University of Virginia, might move to Pachuca in Mexico from America de Cali in Colombia. He began his pro career at America last winter.

*NCAA soccer: Maryland seeks to extend its unbeaten streak to 12 with a non-conference home match against Rutgers and Georgetown, which hasn’t lost since the season opener, hosts American.

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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