In the last real tuneup before the US Open Cup final, D.C. United takes on the New England Revolution on the road just outside of Boston. It features the lineup that will likely start next Tuesday against Real Salt Lake, with the kids likely to feature against Toronto FC. While D.C. United is coming off one of their best offensive performances of the year (and that's not saying much), the Revolution are coming off of a 3-2 loss to the Chicago Fire, where their normally stout defense took a beating. If United were to have any chance of gaining momentum, this seems like it would be an optimal opportunity.
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
Streaming: This game is only available in the Greater Washington area through MLS Live or MLS Direct Kick, with New England's announcers on the call.
D.C. United Lineup: Since we are a little tardy tonight at getting you this live thread, the lineup is already out there. It is Bill Hamid in goal, with James Riley, Dejan Jakovic, Ethan White, and Chris Korb in front of him. Chris Pontius, John Thorrington, Perry Kitchen, and Nick DeLeon make up the midfield, while Luis Silva and Dwayne De Rosario make up the strike force.
Match prediction: While it is likely foolhardy, I will predict a 2-1 D.C. United victory that gives them a little momentum going into the Open Cup final.
What are you drinking? I will be drinking my (apparently) lucky beer: Pabst Blue Ribbon. Don't mess with a good thing.
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