*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, ESPN3.com). 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.