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Matchnight #27: D.C. United vs. Chivas USA

After four away matches, a postponement and a bye week, D.C. United has returned to RFK Stadium for its first home affair in almost six weeks. (Remember that 4-0 pummeling of Vancouver?)

United is just 3-3-6 at East Capitol Street and urgently needs three points tonight against a Chivas USA side that has lost four straight and is 0-4-2 in its past six MLS outings.

The other two league matches tonight will have implications on United’s playoff push: New York hosting Real Salt Lake and Portland welcoming San Jose. (United is rooting for RSL and San Jose victories.)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet in Washington-Baltimore area, Direct Kick.

DCU: Hamid; Kitchen, McDonald, White, Woolard; Najar, Simms, De Rosario, Quaranta; Davies, Wolff.

Subs: Willis, Burch, Barklage, Korb, King, da Luz, Ngwenya.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame observations are warmly 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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