After a three-week MLS layoff, the Black-and-Red are back on the road and hungry for action. With only ten matches left in the 2011 regular season, United begins its final push towards the MLS Cup Playoffs tonight by taking on Chivas USA (7-10-10, 31 pts.) at The Home Depot Center (10:30 p.m. ET/Comcast SportsNet). Here is everything you need to know to prepare for tonight's decisive clash.
To start off our media round-up, we take a look at The Washington Post, as Steven Goff reviews United's lengthy layoff. Next, we turn to The Washington Examiner, as Craig Stouffer previews D.C. United's playoff push. Then, we reach The Washington Times, as Thomas Floyd analyzes United's playoff path.
Last week, United midfielder Andy Najar was able to fulfill his dream of joining the Honduras National Team. Leander Schaerlaeckens from ESPN.com recaps the 18-year-old's international debut.
On a more relaxed note, United Head Coach Ben Olsen was featured in Cultural Tourism DC's Insider's Guide, sharing his top five places to go in the Nation's Capital.
As usual, there is plenty of information available here at dcunited.com. First, MLSsoccer.com's Travis Clark breaks down United's final season stretch. Then, midfielder Stephen King comments on his new deal with the Black-and-Red. Returning from international duty, Andy Najar talks about his first Honduran experience.
All the way from Los Angeles, Alex Caulfield checks in with United's training notes. Finally, midfielder Chris Pontius and forward Josh Wolff share their thoughts on the upcoming match against Chivas USA.
Lastly, if you haven't already picked up your copy of FourFourTwo Magazine, don't miss Charlie Davies' feature in the October edition of the English publication.