MLS Game #23: DCU @ San Jose

While United supporters recovered Thursday from a night of celebrating their club's U.S. Open Cup victory, the team packed their bags and flew cross-country to begin preperations for tonight's League match against San Jose.  It's tough sledding for the Black-and-Red this weekend.  United faithful in the Nation's Capital are dealing with Hurricane Hanna.  Tom Soehn has to field a line-up tonight without Bryan Namoff, Gonzalo Peralta, Ben Olsen, Fred, Jaime Moreno and Luciano Emilio, among others.  He also has to deal with this!

The United contingent that did make the trip gathered last night with owners Victor MacFarlane, Will Chang and their families for dinner.  After grabbing the club's 12th major title Wednesday night, the group is refocused and ready for the challenge the Earthquakes, on a seven-game unbeaten streak, are sure to bring tonight.  Kick-off is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.  You can see it live on Comcast SportsNet.

Let's prepare:

The Post has this to offer on the game.

The Times.

The San Jose Mercury News.

And  With game notes.

Score predictions welcome below.  You know the drill.