*Seeking to avoid a repeat of 2010, D.C. United (2-4-1) opens a critical three-game homestand tonight at 7:30 p.m. against the Seattle Sounders (3-2-3) at RFK Stadium. Read my take on the team vibe.
*”We’re as good as anybody else in this league,” says Sounders Coach Sigi Schmid.
*The Capital Weather Gang offers the game-time forecast.
*No local TV coverage. Direct Kick subscription service only. I’ll have more on this issue later.
*Other MLS match tonight: Colorado Rapids (3-3-1) at Houston Dynamo (3-1-3), 8:30 p.m. ET (Direct Kick)
*Pachuca has tossed its entire first team, including American World Cup players Jose Torres and Herculez Gomez, into the transfer market.
*UEFA Champions League semifinals, second leg: Schalke at Manchester United 2:30 p.m. ET on FX, Fox Deportes and foxsoccer.tv (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Channel, tape at 8 on FSC). With a massive Premier League approaching, Man U is home at Old Trafford seeking to secure passage to the May 28 final against Barcelona at Wembley Stadium.