We’ve had raccoons, rats, cats and squirrels mosey through RFK Stadium over the years. (Not to mention Tony “Big Cat” Sanneh.) Today, wasps have formed an attack squadron in the press box. Maintenance is spraying.
We’ll see if D.C. United shows any sting against the San Jose Earthquakes.
United is carrying a 13-game winless streak in league play, which is tied for sixth longest in MLS history. DCU is also winless at RFK in seven straight, and with another loss or draw, would have the fifth-longest home rut since the league formed 17 years ago.
With a more important match coming Wednesday — U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal against the New England Revolution at Maryland SoccerPlex — Ben Olsen will probably manage playing time carefully and hold out players who are at risk of aggravating injuries.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.
Local TV: Comcast SportsNet.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Weather: 84 degrees, 53 percent humidity, 0 percent chance of rain.
DCU: Hamid; Korb, White, Woolard, Rochat; DeLeon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Porter; Pontius, Townsend. Subs: Willis, De Rosario, Ruiz, Pajoy, Nyassi, Shanosky, Kemp.
SJ: Busch; Beitashour, Attakora, Hernandez, Morrow; Salinas, Baca, Cronin, Chavez; Jahn, Gordon. Subs: Bingham, Ballouchy, Gargan, Ring, Corrrales, Tracy, Martinez.
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