D.C. United’s response since Dwayne De Rosario’s knee inury serves as the theme of my preview. Chivas arrives with an eight-game winless streak and just 21 goals scored; San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski has 22.
United hasn’t lost at home since the season opener March 10, a club-record 14-game streak. With a victory over the Goats, DCU would draw level with the third-place New York Red Bulls at 50 points with four matches remaining apiece.
It’s been a good weekend for United thus far: Kansas City and New York settled for a point apiece against non-contenders, Columbus lost at Chicago, and Houston lost at Philadelphia this afternoon.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.
TV: Comcast SportsNet (DC), Galavision.
Local announcers: Dave Johnson and John Harkes.
The Capital Weather Gang has the delightful game-time forecast.
DCU: Hamid; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Saragosa, Pontius; Pajoy, Santos. Subs: Willis, White, Russell, Salihi, Boskovic, Neal, Tan.
CHV: Kennedy; Villafana, Califf, Valencia, Zemanski; LaBrocca, Joseph, Vagenas, Bolanos; Smith, Townsend. Subs: McLain, Burling, Jazic, Agudelo, Bowen, Correa, Moreno.
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