MLS game #12: DCU @ New England
It's hard to believe, perhaps, but tonight D.C. United wraps up its regular season series with the New England Revolution - just 12 games into the 2009 League campaign. D.C. stole points at home back on April 17 thanks to a goal in extra time from Ben Olsen, resulting in a 1-1 draw. Tonight, the Black-and-Red will be without #14, however, as he is still recovering from a hamstring strain, while Christian Gomez was also left behind due to an injury (bruised toe) suffered in last week's game against Real Salt Lake.
Undefeated in its last seven League matches (2-0-5), United is hoping to end a streak of four straight draws by capturing a win at Gillette Stadium. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet.
If you're following the game at home and want to join in on the Twitter discussion on the front page of dcunited.com, simply tag your tweets with #dcu or #dcunited. We'll provide periodic updates via our Twitter account, too.
Ahead of this evening's contest, here's what will get you up to speed:
- A goal of predictability: Wicks solidifies his status as United's top keeper - By John Haydon (Washington Times)
- Attack-minded D.C. United to face stalled Revolution - By Craig Stouffer (Washington Examiner)
- Black-and-Red hunting for a victory - By Charlie Boehm (dcunited.com)
- Taylor Twellman revs up for return - By John Connolly (Boston Herald)
- Thompson is in the mix - By Monique Walker (Boston Globe)
- D.C. United versus New England preview - Associated Press (espn.com)
Anyone for a score or lineup prediction? I'm going to randomly pick one person who makes a prediction (meaning, it doesn't even have to be right!) and award two tickets to next Thursday's game against the New York Red Bulls at RFK Stadium (all you have to do is guess and you could win!).