Cup time

Just two days after a 4-1 victory of the LA Galaxy, United is back in action tonight.  The Black-and-Red will turn their attention to the Rochester Rhinos and the 94-year-old U.S. open Cup.  With a major trophy and an automatic birth in the 2010 Champions' League on the line, D.C. United is sure to put forth their best effort.

Here's some suggested reading to be ready for the match:

Steven Goff previews the match in the Washington Post.

Craig Stouffer discusses United's focus on this year's event in the Washington Examiner.

Brian Straus offers his insight in the Washington Post Express.

The official preview can be found here.

Finally, don't forget to give Washington Times columnist Dick Heller a read.  The longtime local journalist joined us in the press box Sunday and liked what he saw.

Tonight's a big game.  With several players needing a rest after Sunday's victory, Tommy Soehn will have some decisions to make in determining tonight's line-up.  Stay tuned here for the latest pre-game news.