D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

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Venue: RFK Stadium (which, by the way, was destroyed).

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

Local TV: Comcast SportsNet.

Pay package: Direct Kick, MLS Live (subject to blackout).

Radio: WJFK 1580 AM, (English) WLZL 107.9 FM (Spanish).

Referee: Alan Kelly.

Game-time forecast: Capital Weather Gang calls for possible thunderstorms.

DCU injuries: Chris Pontius (hamstring) is out.

Suspension: Eddie Johnson is serving a one-game MLS ban.

Attendance: Mid-week? During rush hour? With a storm threat? Grim. At an 11,909 average entering the evening, United is 18th out of 20 in attendance, ahead of Chivas USA (8,709) and San Jose (10,336, which is almost capacity). The league average is 18,449. Without Seattle’s 40,212, the figure is 16,877.

DCU LINEUP: Hamid, Korb, Parke, Boswell, Fernandez; Neal, Kitchen, Arnaud, DeLeon; Espindola, Rolfe. Subs: Dykstra, Franklin, Silva, Caskey, Birnbaum, Jeffrey, Doyle.

HOU LINEUP: Hall; Sarkodie, Taylor, Horst, Ashe; Cummings, Creavalle, Barnes, Driver; Sherrod, Bruin. Subs: Deric, Cochran, Lopez, Carrasco, Johnson, Ownby.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome in the 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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