Two of MLS’s original clubs meet for the 59th time in regular season play tonight at RFK Stadium.

The all-time series: D.C. United 27 victories, New England Revolution 23 wins, plus eight draws. At RFK, United is 17-8-4 against the Revs.

United begins a stretch of five matches against teams that will not advance to the MLS playoffs — critical affairs during a six-week, seven-game playoff push.

My print edition story is available here. The Capital Weather Gang’s gorgeous game-time forecast is here.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: No local coverage. The match is available on Comcast SportsNet (New England), Direct Kick and MLS Live.

DCU: Hamid; Najar, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Boskovic, Pontius; Pajoy, Santos. Subs: Willis, Russell, Dudar, Augusto, Tan, Salihi, Neal.

NE: Reis; Lechner, McCarthy, Barnes, Alston; Rowe, Simms, Guy, Nguyen; Fagundez, Bengtson. Subs: Shuttleworth, Soares, Tierney, Feilhaber, Toja, Cardenas, Imbongo.

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