Chris Pontius had one of United’s two goals in Saturday’s win against Montreal. (Ned Dishman/GETTY IMAGES)

For an expansion team, Montreal aren’t bad. Also: for a $5 steak, the one at Denny’s isn’t bad (just putting that compliment in perspective). Earlier in the season, they came to RFK and played us to a deserved 1-1 draw. Of course, United are a much better team now than they were at that point in the season. I fully expect three points tonight. I don’t know how we got lucky enough to get two home games against an expansion team in one year, but between that and the concussion and hamstring injury fairies apparently away on summer vacation, United are enjoying some good luck right now.

Only the Sandman at the Apollo Theatre gives you the boot faster than Ben. Cruz, DeLeon, and Salihi were mediocre last game, so tonight they’re on the bench. I guess Ben is creating a competitive atmosphere the same way the Hunger Games create a competitive atmosphere (Perry Kitchen = Katniss Everdeen). I’m not criticizing, though; it’s working. Tonight’s lineup: Hamid | Woolard, McDonald, Jakovic, Russell | DeLeon, Kitchen, Najar, Boskovic | De Rosario, Santos.

Here’s kickoff from RFK Stadium, which this year seems to attract bad weather like New York attracts delusional artists.


Daniel Woolard and United put Davy Arnaud and the Impact in their place. (Ned Dishman/GETTY IMAGES)