Ahead of tonight’s match between D.C. United and league-best FC Dallas, I traced Fabian Espindola’s roots in north-central Argentina and his path from Boca Juniors to MLS seven years ago.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.
Pay packages: Direct Kick, MLS Live.
Live stream: dcunited.com with Dallas announcers (available in Washington area only).
Broadcasting updates: Comcast SportsNet makes its season debut next Saturday night when United visits Portland. Still no radio announcement, despite CBS local outlets carrying two matches early this season.
Referee: Fotis Bazakos.
DCU lineup: Hamid, Franklin, Parke, Boswell, Fernandez; DeLeon, Arnaud, Kitchen, Rolfe; Espindola, Johnson. Subs: Dykstra, Birnbaum, Korb, Caskey, Neal, Silva, Doyle.
FCD lineup: Seitz; Loyd, Hedges, Keel, Benitez; Michel, Diaz, Watson, Thomas, Castillo; Perez. Subs: Fernandez, Zimmerman, Ulloa, Jacobson, Moffat, Hollingshead, Texeira.
Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome in the comments section.