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Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, Dwayne De Rosario, Philadelphia Union, Sonny Silooy, Women’s World Cup, Copa America

*In a wide-open MLS Eastern Conference race, D.C. United believes the acquistion of Dwayne De Rosario will help propel the club to the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

*Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer takes an amusing look at the big move and offers keys to United’s match against the first-place Philadelphia Union tonight at RFK Stadium.

*Former Dutch international Sonny Silooy has joined United’s coaching staff.

*Early kickoff tonight at RFK: 7 p.m., to accommodate national TV coverage on Fox Soccer Channel.

*The Capital Weather Gang’s game-time forecast.

*At the Women’s World Cup in Germany, the United States continues group play against Colombia at noon in Sinsheim (ESPN, Galavision, Read the Associated Press’ profile of Coach Pia Sundhage.

*In case you haven’t discovered it yet, all Copa America matches are available live on the tournament’s YouTube channel, with English commentary.

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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