D.C. United vs. Sporting Kansas City

D.C. United carries a club-record seven-game losing streak into Sunday’s MLS match against Sporting Kansas City at RFK Stadium.

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.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts 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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