RFK MEMORIAL STADIUM
7:30 pm ET (FSW/E; FSN-RM; CSN)
A pair of clubs going the opposite direction from what they are looking for meet at RFK Stadium. D.C. United lost for the third time in four matches in their last outing, a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Fire at Soldier Field last Saturday, and United have managed just two victories in their 10 matches on the season. The visiting Colorado Rapids lost for the second consecutive match on Wednesday night at home, a 1-0 loss to the Kansas City Wizards that came in their first game in 10 days but also ended their MLS record home unbeaten run dating to last season.
REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): George Vergara; JAR (opposite): Ken Kaplan; 4th: Mark Geiger
MLS Career: 2 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 2.5; R: 1; pens: 0 Games involving United: first game
Games involving Rapids: P1 W0 L1 T0; FC/gm: 21.0; Y/gm: 2.0; R: 1; pens: 0
INJURY REPORT: D.C. UNITED - OUT: FW Santino Quaranta (adductor surgery); PROBABLE: FW Thiago Martins (L ACL surgery); FW Eliseo Quintanilla (R fractured fibula); DF Bryan Namoff (abdominal strain) ... COLORADO RAPIDS: OUT: MD Mark Chung (L quadriceps strain); DF Jeff Stewart (R knee); PROBABLE: DF Ritchie Kotschau (abdominal strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DC: Earnie Stewart, Bobby Convey (USA; June 13 v Grenada) ... COL: Jean-Phillipe Peguero (Haiti; June 13 v Jamaica)
YELLOW PERIL: none
ALL-TIME (20 meetings): United 10 wins (2 shootout), 38 goals ... Rapids 6 wins (1 shootout), 28 goals ... 4 draws
AT RFK STADIUM (9 meetings): United 5 wins (1 shootout), 19 goals ... Rapids 2 wins (1 shootout), 10 goals ... 2 draws
D.C. United once again followed a victory with a loss, falling to the Chicago Fire 3-0 in an abject performance at Soldier Field on Saturday afternoon. United is now in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 12 points from 11 matches, just three points ahead of last-place New England but just four points behind leader Chicago Fire.
The Colorado Rapids lost for the second consecutive match and saw their MLS-record home unbeaten streak come to an end, a late penalty kick giving the Kansas City Wizards a 1-0 victory in Denver on Wednesday night. It was the second consecutive loss for the Rapids, who remain mired in last place in the Western Conference with 10 points from nine matches.