To get you in a feisty mood for D.C. United’s match against the Philadelphia Union today at RFK Stadium, my preview explores the short yet ornery history between the clubs.

Injury update: United midfielder Marcos Sanchez is sidelined with a sprained ankle.

Climate: Capital Weather Gang has the game-time forecast.

Attendance forecast: not large.

Referee: Hilario Grajeda.


Kickoff: 5:08 p.m. ET

DCU: Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Porter, Kitchen, Saragosa, Pontius; De Rosario, Pajoy. Subs: Willis, Russell, Riley, Augusto, Rafael, Ruiz, Townsend.

PHL: MacMath; Gaddis, Parke, Okugo, Williams; Carroll, M. Farfan, Daniel, Cruz; McInerney, Casey. Subs: Konopka, Lahoud, Torres, Kleberson, Hoppenot, Le Toux, G. Farfan.

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