D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers

dculogoMaybe Arjen Robben could drop by RFK tonight. D.C. United needs a goal scorer — stat!

United, which has gone nine straight without a win, welcomes the Portland Timbers, who have gone 10 straight without a loss.

My print/online story introduces Canadian midfielder Kyle Porter, who scored his first career MLS goal last weekend.

timbers-logoDejan Jakovic (groin strain) was undergoing a fitness test a few hours before kickoff but doesn’t seem likely to play.

The Capital Weather Gang has the game-time forecast.

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet, Univision Deportes.

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.

Homegrown forward Michael Seaton, 17, scored his second goal of the season while on loan with the third-division Richmond Kickers, a 66th-minute finish Friday night to cap a 2-0 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders. Richmond (5-0-3) will host United on Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Skip ahead to the 2:50 mark to see Seaton’s goal:

United and Timbers lineups and subs to come about an hour before kickoff…..

DCU: Hamid; Riley, McDonald, White, Korb; Sanchez, DeLeon, Kitchen, Porter; Ruiz, Pontius. Subs: Willis, Augusto, Shanosky, Kemp, De Rosario, Woolard, Pajoy.

POR: Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Nagbe, Chara, W. Johnson; Wallace, Piquionne, R. Johnson. Subs: Kocic, McKenzie, Miller, Alhassan, Zemanski, Zizzo, Valencia.

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