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Matchday #3: D.C. United at Colorado

On the concourse level of Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the advertisement board above a pizza concessions stand reads: ”I like it ... Hot, Hot, Hot” with searing flames in the background. Pizza might be the only warm item tonight for D.C. United’s match against the Colorado Rapids. From 84 and sunny here Saturday to mid-30s, brisk wind and swirling snow Sunday, it’s going to be an ad­ven­ture in Commerce City. Ninety minutes before kickoff, a small plow was clearing the heavy snow/slush from the pitch. Game on!

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

TV: Galavision.

United absences: F Charlie Davies (groin), D Jed Zayner (hamstring), MF Clyde Simms (calf), D Dejan Jakovic (red card suspension), D Perry Kitchen (U.S. under-20s).

DCU LINEUP: Onstad; Korb, Brasesco, Woolard, Burch; Quaranta, Morsink, McCarty, Boskovic; Pontius, Brettschneider. Subs: Hamid, White, King, Fred, Najar, Ngwenya, Wolff.

As usual, your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome in our 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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