D.C. United vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

September 13, 2013
D.C. United vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Where: RFK Stadium.

When: 4 p.m.

TV: Comcast SportsNet, UniMas.

Records: United 3-19-5, 14 points; Galaxy 13-10-4, 43.

D.C. probable starters: GK Bill Hamid; Ds Chris Korb, Ethan White, Dejan Jakovic, Dennis Iapichino; MFs Nick DeLeon, Perry Kitchen, Lewis Neal, Collin Martin, Luis Silva; F Dwayne De Rosario.

L.A. probable starters: GK Jaime Penedo; Ds A.J. DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Omar Gonzalez, Todd Dunivant; MFs Sean Franklin, Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Gyasi Zardes; Fs Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane.

Outlook: De Rosario, Jakovic and Kyle Porter have returned from the Canadian national team after missing last weekend’s loss at Chivas USA. Donovan and Gonzalez rejoined the Galaxy after helping the United States clinch a World Cup berth Tuesday. Keane (12 goals, 10 assists) is back from Irish national team duty and Penedo returned from Panama’s qualifiers. United (1-8-2 in the past 11 matches) is without D Daniel Woolard (hamstring) and MF Jared Jeffrey (ankle). MF John Thorrington (quadriceps) is questionable. Galaxy MF Robbie Rogers (hamstring) is out. United aims to provide more minutes to MF-F Chris Pontius, who returned from an eight-game injury absence last weekend with a second-half appearance. Los Angeles, a two-time MLS Cup champion, is third in the Western Conference behind Real Salt Lake and Seattle. In a halftime ceremony on the field, United will induct club legend Jaime Moreno into the Hall of Tradition.

— Steven Goff

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