Greetings from Crew Stadium.
The last time I was here for an MLS match, this happened.
The last time I was here for any reason, this happened.
Tonight, United seeks a fourth consecutive match without a defeat after opening the campaign with a pair of losses. The Crew, a 3-0 winner in Washington last month, is 3-1-1.
Central Ohio has not been kind to the D.C. boys: 0-5-1 since winning here in August 2007.
United’s last league away victory: October 2012 at Toronto. (The streak is 18 games.)
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET.
D.C. area TV: none.
Pay packages: Direct Kick, MLS Live.
Live stream: D.C. United website with Crew announcers (available in the Washington area only).
Referee: Juan Guzman (bio).
Game-time weather: 62 degrees, clear skies, 12-mph wind.
DCU injuries: Bill Hamid (toe), Chris Pontius (hamstring), Luis Silva (ankle), Chris Korb (knee) are out.
DCU lineup: Dykstra; Franklin, Parke, Boswell, Fernandez; DeLeon, Kitchen, Arnaud, Rolfe; Espindola, Johnson. Subs: Willis, Attakora, Birnbaum, Caskey, Martin, Neal, Doyle.
CLM lineup: Clark; Williams, Gonzalez, Parkhurst, Francis; Jimenez, Trapp, Tchani, Anor; Higuain, Oduro. Subs: Lampson, Barson, Wahl, Viana, Finlay, Meram, Arrieta.
Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome in the comments section.