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D.C. United will play their fourth match of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) Regular Season against Toronto FC on Saturday, March 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET at BMO Field.

How Can I Follow The Match?

Saturday’s match will be available live on NBC Sports Washington and www.dcunited.com in English and TeleXitos in Spanish. Supporters can also listen to the live match radio commentary on iHeartMedia Washington D.C.'s 104.7 WONK-FM in English and on the iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app in Spanish.

D.C. United News

The Black-and-Red are coming off a 2-0 loss against Chicago Fire FC at Audi Field on March 12 in their first loss of the season. After their last result, D.C. United now have a 2-1-0 record in 2022. The team have no players listed on the injury list for Saturday’s match, with Russell Canouse coming off the list and available to play this weekend.

Head Coach Hernán Losada on Upcoming Match:

“It was our best game [against Chicago], especially on the ball, in transition, and pressing the opponent, and we still lost. I can also tell you that we didn't play well against Cincinnati and we still won, so I always try to be honest, not only towards the players but also towards the press. When you compare the first two games with our last home game, we played a lot better. There were many key moments, or turning points during the game that could have ended in a good result for us, opportunities we missed, and we didn't take it, and at the end, you lose the game. We move forward, we go to the next one knowing that we have three more points than last season—six out of nine. It’s still a great start to the season, knowing that a few pieces still have to arrive, and the team needs to get stronger.”

Toronto FC News

Toronto FC are coming off a 2-1 loss against Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on March 12. Jesus Jiménez scored the team’s lone goal in the 14th minute before falling to Columbus in the second half. Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, Carlos Salcedo, Jacob Shaffelburg, and Ayo Akinola are on this week's injury list for Toronto FC.

Head to Head

D.C. United and Toronto FC have played each other 36 times in the MLS Regular Season, with the Black-and-Red holding an all-time record of 16-10-10. The last time the two met was in the final regular season game of 2021, when D.C. United won 3-1 at BMO Field on Nov. 7, 2021. Two of the three goals came from last year’s top scorer for D.C. United, Ola Kamara, and one from United’s captain, Steven Birnbaum.