After taking over first place in the Eastern Conference - following Wednesday's 1-1 draw in Kansas City - for the first time since October of 2007, United will look to hold on to its place in the standings versus second place Toronto FC and also extend its current four game unbeaten streak in MLS play.
Tonight's game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium, but the festivities begin well in advance of kickoff. United fans from around the Washington area and beyond will gather at Lincoln Park before the game to take part in a March to RFK in support of the club. Full details can be found here.
As for the game? D.C.'s injury list consists of Ben Olsen (hamstring strain) and Andrew Jacobson (ankle sprain) both listed as 'questionable.' Santino Quaranta is expected to be available tonight after missing practice yesterday to be with his wife, who gave birth to their second child.
Here's what will get you up to speed on all things United:
- United Out to Preserve Unbeaten Streak, Standing - by Steven Goff (Washington Post)
- Namoff seizes new role - by John Haydon (Washington Times)
- United looking inward as fans rally for new stadium - by Craig Stouffer (Washington Examiner)
- Soehn not yet concerned with standings - by Charlie Boehm (dcunited.com)
- TFC looks to carry solid play into DC - by Daniel Girard (Toronto Star)
- Roster showing its depth - by Paul Attfield (Globe and Mail)
Whether you're joining other fans for today's march or are just attending the game, we want your thoughts on everything D.C. United via twitter. Simply tag your tweets about United with #dcu or #dcunited and they'll show up on the front page of dcunited.com.
Anyone care to make a prediction for tonight's battle for first place in the East?