Kids celebrate goal during U.S. Open Cup match at Maryland SoccerPlex on Wednesday. (By Tony Quinn)

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Greetings tonight not from RFK Stadium. I am taking the weekend off and heading to the Bay Area for a few days before meeting back up with D.C. United in Seattle on Wednesday and then Denver next Sunday. WP colleague Brandon Parker will handle tonight’s formal game story for online and print.

Local TV: Comcast SportsNet.

Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET.

DCU lineup: Hamid; Rochat, Woolard, White, Korb; Nyassi, Kitchen, Thorrington, Porter; De Rosario, Pontius. Subs: Willis, Riley, Shanosky, Kemp, Townsend, Ruiz, Pajoy. (DeLeon is sidelined with a sprained ankle.)

VAN lineup: Knighton; Reo-Coker, Mitchell, Leveron, Harvey; Davidson, Kobayaski, Watson; Teibert, Miller, Sanvesso.

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