*D.C. United hasn’t won two league matches in a row since June 2009. This would be a good week to accomplish it. With games in hand and two dates at RFK Stadium this week, including tonight against fading Chivas USA (7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet/DC), United is in need of three-point performances to strengthen its playoff standing.
*The Capital Weather Gang offers the game-time forecast.
*Before looking ahead, Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer looks back at United’s 3-0 loss at Seattle and shares his player ratings.
*After winning the first three CONCACAF Champions League matches, the Seattle Sounders stumbled at home against previously winless Herediano. Meantime, Danny Koevermans scored again as Toronto FC defeated Tauro.
*Former USA coach Bob Bradley has arrived in Cairo for final negotiations to become Egypt’s national team coach.
*Despite a 23-6 advantage in shots and 13-0 on corner kicks, top-ranked Maryland settled for a 0-0 draw at Seton Hall, the Terrapins’ first blemish after seven victories. On Saturday, they’ll visit Virginia Tech. The Hokies (3-4-0) are an unpredictable bunch, having beaten then-No. 1 North Carolina and taken once-beaten Boston College to overtime but lost to Howard.
*Will Bates scored four goals — one shy of the program record set 69 years ago — in the first 19 1/2 minutes and Virginia held off Radford, 4-3.
For the long list of matches available on TV and online.....
*Soccer on TV:
France, Caen-Lyon 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Marseille-Evian 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Lorient-Auxerre 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, PSG-Nice 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Sochaux-Rennes 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Nancy-Valenciennes 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Ajaccio-Montpellier 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
France, Dijon-Brest 1 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
Spain, Atletico Madrid-Gijon 2 p.m. GolTV
Spain, Real Madrid-Santander 2 p.m. ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com
English League Cup, Brighton & Hove Albion-Liverpool 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus, foxsoccer.tv
English League Cup, Chelsea-Fulham 2:30 p.m. foxsoccer.tv (tape at 5 p.m. on Fox Soccer Plus)
Italy, AC Milan-Udinese 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer, Fox Deportes, ESPN3.com
Italy, Chievo-Napoli 2:30 p.m. ESPN3.com
France, Saint Etienne-Toulouse 3 p.m. foxsoccer.tv
Spain, Valencia-Barcelona 4 p.m. GolTV
Copa Sundamericana, Nacional-U de Chile 6 p.m. Fox Deportes
MLS, D.C. United-Chivas USA 7:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet/DC, Direct Kick
CONCACAF, Dallas-Pumas 8 p.m. Fox Soccer, Galavision
MLS, New York-Real Salt Lake 8 p.m. Direct Kick
Brazil, Sao Paulo-Corinthians 8:45 p.m. GolTV
CONCACAF, Alajuela-Los Angeles 10 p.m. Fox Soccer, Galavision
MLS, Portland-San Jose 10:30 p.m. Direct Kick