MLS Cup at home comes with risk

The weather outlook is fine for Saturday's MLS Cup in Los Angeles, but by abandoning the pre-selected venue policy for the championship match, the league is risking wintry conditions and logistical issues.

D.C. United 1, Houston Dynamo 1

A 1-1 draw wasn't good enough for D.C. United, which lost to the Houston Dynamo on a 4-2 aggregate in the MLS Eastern Conference finals. Houston will meet the Los Angeles Galaxy in an MLS Cup rematch.

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

A draw or one-goal loss won't do it. D.C. United needs to defeat the Houston Dynamo by two today at RFK Stadium to force extra time in the MLS Eastern Conference finals. The Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders will vie for the Western title tonight.

Sunday kickaround

D.C. United matchday primer: Links to stories about the player-supporter bond, profiles of Raphael Augusto and Bobby Boswell, injury report, TV information, weather outlook, tickets, parking, Galaxy-Sounders. Plus, a preview of today's local NCAA tournament matches.

D.C. United news & notes

The head of the U.S. referee organization says Houston's Andre Hainault should have been red-carded for his tackle on D.C. United's Raphael Augusto in Game 1 of MLS's Eastern Conference finals.

De Rosario likely to play Sunday

Sidelined for two months with a knee injury, Dwayne De Rosario appears on pace to play in a limited capacity in the second leg of MLS's Eastern Conference finals.

Houston Dynamo 3, D.C. United 1

D.C. United suffered a 3-1 loss -- and three injuries -- against the Houston Dynamo in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference finals. Match report, video, poll:

D.C. United vs. Houston Dynamo

D.C. United begins the MLS Eastern Conference finals today against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium. TV information, kickoff time, notes, lineups, subs: