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Open Cup GameThread: Columbus Crew At D.C. United

The Columbus Crew's goal for the season is to be the first team ever to win three straight Supporters' Shields. D.C. United has the goal of reclaiming the U.S. Open Cup. The two teams face each other twice this week. Can't we just work something out...?

Game Time: 7:30 pm

Television: The match will be streamed live on

Projected Starting Lineup: United rested many of their starters against Chivas USA in preparation for this match. The fans know that this is the most important match in the season to date, and the team seems to agree. So we will see Bill Hamid return to the net, and a backline consisting of the resurgent Marc Burch, Dejan Jakovic, Julius James, and Devon McTavish. Two players who didn't play on Sunday will line up at the top of the formation: the suddenly hot Danny Allsopp and Pablo Hernandez. Clyde Simms will look to wreak havoc in the midfield, and he may be joined by all three of United's talented wingers Andy Najar, Chris Pontius, and Santino Quaranta, although the coaching staff may give Stephen King another trot. Najar made a huge impact on the pace of the game in his short time on the field Sunday night - look for him to do it over 90 minutes tonight.

If you're going to the game, sing loud and help the team deliver us another Final appearance. This is your place for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game discussion.