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D.C. United vs. Portland Timbers

Maybe Arjen Robben could drop by RFK tonight. D.C. United needs a goal scorer — stat!

United, which has gone nine straight without a win, welcomes the Portland Timbers, who have gone 10 straight without a loss.

My print/online story introduces Canadian midfielder Kyle Porter, who scored his first career MLS goal last weekend.

Dejan Jakovic (groin strain) was undergoing a fitness test a few hours before kickoff but doesn’t seem likely to play.

The Capital Weather Gang has the game-time forecast.

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

TV: Comcast SportsNet, Univision Deportes.

Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.

Homegrown forward Michael Seaton, 17, scored his second goal of the season while on loan with the third-division Richmond Kickers, a 66th-minute finish Friday night to cap a 2-0 victory over the Harrisburg City Islanders. Richmond (5-0-3) will host United on Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. Skip ahead to the 2:50 mark to see Seaton’s goal:

United and Timbers lineups and subs to come about an hour before kickoff…..

DCU: Hamid; Riley, McDonald, White, Korb; Sanchez, DeLeon, Kitchen, Porter; Ruiz, Pontius. Subs: Willis, Augusto, Shanosky, Kemp, De Rosario, Woolard, Pajoy.

POR: Ricketts; Jewsbury, Jean-Baptiste, Kah, Harrington; Nagbe, Chara, W. Johnson; Wallace, Piquionne, R. Johnson. Subs: Kocic, McKenzie, Miller, Alhassan, Zemanski, Zizzo, Valencia.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome in our comments section.

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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