After a stirring U.S. Open Cup result Wednesday, D.C. United resumes the inconsequential portion of the campaign with a league match against the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park tonight.

The Union is in a playoff race. United is not. Consider the next six weeks training camp for the Open Cup final at Real Salt Lake.

Nonetheless, Ben Olsen would like to continue an encouraging stretch of soccer against conference rivals this month: Montreal, Chicago, Philly, Montreal, New York and Toronto.

TV: NBC Sports Network, 8 p.m.

Referee: Hilario Grajeda.

DCU: Hamid; Korb, White, Shanosky, Riley; Porter, Kitchen, Jeffrey, Kemp, Martin; Doyle. Subs: Willis, Woolard, Jakovic, Thorrington, De Rosario, Seaton.

Not available: Pontius (hamstring issues), DeLeon (minor knocks), Silva (head injury).

PHL: MacMath, Fabinho, Parke, Okugo, Williams, Le Toux, Carroll, Daniel, Cruz, McInerney, Casey. Subs: Konopka, Kassel, Lahoud, Farfan, Kleberson, Hoppenot, Wheeler.

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