United has not won in 70 days after going 0-for-April.
Will the fortunes change today? Chris Pontius should return in some capacity and Nick DeLeon is nearing full fitness. Meantime, Sporting is without two suspended starters: center back Aurelien Collin and central midfielder Oriol Rosell.
In the first meeting, April 5 in Kansas, United was moments from sneaking off with a point with a giveaway deep in its end led to Claudio Bieler‘s goal.
Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET.
TV: Comcast SportsNet (DC), Univision Deportes.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
DCU: Hamid; Korb, White, Jakovic, Woolard; Porter, Kitchen, DeLeon, Kemp; De Rosario, Townsend. Subs: Willis, Shanosky, Ruiz, Riley, McDonald, Pontius, Pajoy.
SKC: Nielsen; Jerome, Opara, Besler, Sinovic; Joseph, Nagamura, Feilhaber; Zusi, Bieler, Peterson. Subs: Kronberg, Olum, Sapong, Kamara, Lopez, Myers, Gardner.
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