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Matchnight #10: D.C. United vs. Rapids

Greetings from RFK Stadium: D.C. United vs. Colorado Rapids.

It’s a big night for the local club: 10th league match of the season, final match of a three-game MLS homestand, chance to claim a 4-4-2 record after an unstable start, defending MLS Cup champions in town, U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley observing.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet/DC, Direct Kick.

Announcers: Tony Limarzi, Thomas Rongen.

Of note: United has not scored on a header in league play and conceded seven (of 17) on headers. United is 3-0-0 when scoring first, 0-4-1 when trailing at the half.

DCU LINEUP: Hamid; Kitchen, White, Jakovic, Woolard; Najar, Simms, McCarty, Pontius; Wolff, Davies. Subs: Cronin, Korb, Burch, Fred, Quaranta, Ngwenya, Brettschneider.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are encouraged 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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