United goalkeepers David Ousted, left, and Steve Clark, right (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

D.C. United will open the 2018 MLS season on Saturday with a rebuilt roster and higher expectations, all pointed toward the long-awaited opening of Audi Field in July.  

D.C. United at Orlando City

Where: Orlando City Stadium.

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

TV: NewsChannel 8.

D.C. probable starters: GK David Ousted; Ds Nick DeLeon, Steve Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Oniel Fisher; MFs Junior Moreno, Paul Arriola, Ulises Segura, Zoltan Stieber, Yamil Asad; F Darren Mattocks.

Orlando probable starters: GK Joe Bendik; Ds Scott Sutter, Jonathan Spector, Ludovic Sane, Mohamed El-Munir; MFs Christian Higuita, Will Johnson, Yoshi Yotun, Justin Meram, Jose Villarreal; F Stefano Pinho.

D.C. UNITED ROSTER

Goalkeepers

Steve Clark

Age: 31. Home town: Mason, Mich.

Pro experience: 8 years. Joined D.C.: 2017.

David Ousted

Age: 33. Home town: Greve, Denmark.

Pro experience: 15. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Travis Worra

Age: 24. Home town: Lancaster, Pa.

Pro experience: 3. Joined D.C.: 2015.

Defenders

Steve Birnbaum

Age: 27. Home town: Newport, Calif.

Pro experience: 4 years. Joined D.C.: 2014.

Frederic Brillant

Age: 32. Home town: Sedan, France.

Pro experience: 13. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Nick DeLeon

Age: 27. Home town: Phoenix.

Pro experience: 6. Joined D.C.: 2012.

Oniel Fisher

Age: 26. Home town: Portmore, Jamaica.

Pro experience: 3. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Taylor Kemp

Age: 27. Home town: Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Pro experience: 5. Joined D.C.: 2013.

Chris Odoi-Atsem

Age: 22. Home town: Mitchellville, Md.

Pro experience: 1. Joined D.C.: 2017.

Kofi Opare

Age: 27. Home town: Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Pro experience: 5. Joined D.C.: 2014.

Jalen Robinson

Age: 23. Home town: Catonsville, Md.

Pro experience: 4. Joined D.C.: 2014.

Midfielders

Luciano Acosta

Age: 23. Home town: Buenos Aires.

Pro experience: 4. Joined D.C.: 2016.

Paul Arriola

Age: 23. Home town: Chula Vista, Calif.

Pro experience: 5. Joined D.C.: 2017.

Yamil Asad

Age: 24. Home town: San Antonio de Padua, Argentina.

Pro experience: 5. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Russell Canouse

Age: 22. Home town; Lancaster, Pa.

Pro experience: 5. Joined D.C.: 2017.

Chris Durkin

Age: 18. Home town: Glen Allen, Va.

Pro experience: 2. Joined D.C.: 2016.

Ian Harkes

Age: 22. Home town: Fairfax, Va.

Pro experience: 1. Joined D.C.: 2017.

Jared Jeffrey

Age: 27. Home town: Richardson, Tex.

Pro experience: 8. Joined D.C.: 2013.

Junior Moreno

Age: 24. Home town: San Cristobal, Venezuela.

Pro experience: 6. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Ulises Segura

Age: 24. Home town: Guadalupe, Costa Rica.

Pro experience: 6. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Zoltan Stieber

Age: 29. Home town: Sarvar, Hungary.

Pro experience: 11. Joined D.C.: 2017.

Forwards

Darren Mattocks

Age: 27. Home town: Portmore, Jamaica.

Pro experience: 6 years. Joined D.C.: 2018.

Patrick Mullins

Age: 26. Home town: New Orleans.

Pro experience: 4. Joined D.C.: 2016.

Bruno Miranda

Age: 20. Home town: Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Pro experience: 2. Joined D.C.: 2017.

D.C. UNITED SCHEDULE

March

3: at Orlando City, 7:30 p.m. (NewsChannel 8)

11: at Atlanta United, 3 (ESPN)

17: Houston Dynamo, 1:30* (NC8)

24: at Columbus Crew, 6 (NC8)

31: at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 (NC8)

April

7: at Toronto FC, 7:30 p.m. (NC8)

14: Columbus Crew, 7** (NC8)

28: at Philadelphia Union, 3:30 (UniMas)

May

12: at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. (NC8)

19: at San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 (NC8)

29: at Los Angeles FC, 11 (ESPN2)

June

9: at Seattle Sounders, 10 (NC8)

30: at New England Revolution, 7:30 (NC8)

July

4: at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 (NC8)

14: Vancouver Whitecaps, 7 (NC8)

21: at Atlanta United, 3:30 (Univision)

25: New York Red Bulls, 7:30 (NC8)

28: Colorado Rapids, 7 (NC8)

August

4: at Montreal Impact, 7:30 (NC8)

12: Orlando City, 6 (FS1)

15: Portland Timbers, 7:30 (NC8)

19: New England Revolution, 6 (FS1)

26: at New York Red Bulls, 7 (FS1)

29: Philadelphia Union, 7:30 (NC8)

September

2: Atlanta United, 5:30 (FS1)

8: at New York City FC, 3:30 (UniMas)

12: Minnesota United, 7:30 (NC8)

16: New York Red Bulls, 1 (ESPN)

29: Montreal Impact, 7 (NC8)

October

7: Chicago Fire, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

13: FC Dallas, 3:30 (Univision)

17: Toronto FC, 7:30 (NC8)

21: New York City FC, tba (NC8)

28: at Chicago Fire, 4:30 (NC8)

*at Maryland SoccerPlex

**at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium