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D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact staff and reader predictions

Road result? Yes? Maybe?

D.C. United got back on track against the Colorado Rapids last weekend, grabbing a 2-1 win at Audi Field thanks to Wayne Rooney’s first MLS goal and a fortuitous own goal in the 90th minute.

But the Black-and-Red are on the road again this week to face the Montreal Impact, so the usual question returns—can they get a result away from home?

We’re saying...a tentative yes? Maybe?

Donald Wine II

I’m calling this now: the team is inspired by Wayne Rooney’s playing through a broken nose and five stitches after his gruesome injury last week. They put a game together, spurred by goals by Arriola, Rooney, and Mattocks. And, somehow, they get a clean sheet on defense, even as Montreal rattles the woodwork twice. 3-0 Black-and-Red, and the team feels great heading back to Audi Field for the three-game homestand.


Alors, je pense pas que DCU va gagner leur deuxième match consécutif, mais ils vont pas perdre. Un but tardif de Yamil Asad viendra après le but d’Ignacio Piatti, et D.C rentre à la maison avec un point.

Adam Taylor

I figure United need 30 points from their last 16 games to feel at all confident about finishing the year above the red line. To get there, a road W against one of their principal rivals for the last couple Eastern Conference playoff spots is close to a must. I think they get it. Rooney gets his second goal in Black-and-Red, assisted again by Acosta, before Nacho Piatti pulls one back for the hosts. After the break, Rooney plays creator, setting up goals for Stibi and Yamil the Shark. Montreal pours it on late and grabs a second, but los Capitalinos hang on for a 3-2 win.

Jason Anderson

Montreal has turned their season around recently by beating up on bad teams...which is kind of what United has been doing. I sense both teams are going to play to character, which means frustration! Luciano Acosta opens the scoring, and then Wayne Rooney makes it 2-0 just before halftime. However, United’s defensive issues continue to plague them, with Ignacio Piatti eventually torching Oniel Fisher to make it 1-0. Just when United appears to have weathered the storm, Piatti does it again late, this time beating Frederic Brillant in avoidable fashion to give the Impact a late equalizer. 2-2.

Ryan Keefer

Sorta leaning with Jason on this, despite their comments on confidence saying otherwise. Montreal is not good. D.C. is about the same, and D.C. can at least score, and D.C.’s defense is still...D.C.’s defense. Rooney and Zoltan Stieber for the good guys, Piatti and Saphir Taider for the baddies, 2-2 draw.

Leanne Elston

I don’t know, guys. A road win? I wasn’t at/couldn’t watch the Rapids game so maybe I’m just not riding the same high as everyone else, but I’m not even sure DCU get a point out of this one. I’m calling it as a 2-1 loss for the visitors, because disappointment is what I have come to expect. Prove me wrong!

What’s your prediction for this one? Share in the comments, and make sure to stop by the silly poll first.


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