MLS Game #27: DCU vs. Chivas USA

A whole MLS season could be on the line tonight as United hosts Chivas USA.  Though a draw or loss wouldn't eliminate the Black-and-Red, it would make things very difficult for the club to qualify for post-season play.  With that in mind, Tommy Soehn will field a squad set on a full three points tonight.

In Chivas USA, United will have an equally motivated opponent.  Their club has fought through injury issues of their own to place themselves firmly in playoff contention in the muddled Western Conference standings. 

A big crowd will be on hand for this huge match.  To be fully prepared yourselves, here's some further pregame reading material:

The Washington Post has this to offer.

The Times.

Some thoughts from the Examiner.

The Post Express looks at the game.

An article and the official pregame, with notes.

Predictions welcome below.  I'll be back with line-ups later in the day.