RFK MEMORIAL STADIUM, Washington, D.C.
June 1, 2016 (WEEK 14, MLS Game #135)
8 p.m. ET (NewsChannel8; Q13 Fox)
D.C. United and Seattle Sounders FC meet for the only time this season in league play in an East-West clash when the clubs face off Wednesday evening at RFK Stadium. United return home sitting right in the middle of the Eastern Conference table following their 1-0 victory at Sporting Kansas City last Friday. Sounders FC opened their three-game East Coast swing by seeing their losing slide extended to three games, dropping a 2-1 decision to the New England Revolution last Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
REFEREE: Jose Carlos Rivero. AR1 (bench): Matthew Nelson; AR2 (opposite): Jose da Silva; 4th: Sorin Stoica
MLS Career: 60 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 17; pens: 28
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DC: Steve Birnbaum, Marcelo Sarvas
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DC: Luciano Acosta, Sean Franklin … SEA: Osvaldo Alonso
DISABLED LIST: DC: Andrew Dykstra, Chris Korb … SEA: Roman Torres
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DC: Steve Birnbaum (USA; Copa America); Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica; Copa America) … SEA: Clint Dempsey (USA; Copa America); Nelson Valdez (Paraguay; Copa America)
ALL-TIME (10 meetings): United 2 wins, 9 goals … Sounders FC 6 wins, 16 goals … Ties 2
AT DC (5 meetings): United 1 win, 3 goals … Sounders FC 3 wins, 5 goals … Ties 1
LAST YEAR [MLS]
7/3: SEA 1, DC 0 (Mears 88)
- This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
- Sounders FC have won the last three meetings between the teams, and are undefeated in the last five league encounters in the series (4-0-1), including a 1-0 win last year at CenturyLink Field in the only meeting. United’s last win against Seattle in league play came May 4, 2011, when they claimed a 2-1 win at RFK Stadium – their only victory in five home matches vs. Seattle.
- United have not scored vs. Sounders FC since their last victory, now having been shut out in five consecutive meetings between the teams, their scoreless streak in the series at 488 minutes.
- The clubs also met in the 2009 U.S. Open Cup Final, won 2-1 by Seattle. Sounders FC won the Dewar Trophy three consecutive years from 2009-11; United winning in 2013.
- Coaches record: Sigi Schmid vs. DC: P34 W19 L10 D5 … Ben Olsen vs. SEA: P6 W1 L4 D1