Match Thread: Real Salt Lake v. DC United

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake and D.C. United face off at RFK Stadium in the nation's capital; RSL will be looking for their first win at United's place.

D.C. United v. Real Salt Lake

RFK Stadium, 5 p.m. MST (Local: 7 p.m. EST)

Watch: KUTV-4 | Listen: ESPN700 AM (English, radio/online); La Gran D 102.3 FM, Juan 1600 AM (both Spanish)

Pre-match reading

RSL Soapbox: Match Preview — Continuity the key for RSL

RSL Soapbox: Watch — When Last We Met: RSL v. DCU, Sept. 2012

RSL Soapbox: Three questions with Black and Red United

Black and Red United: Let's talk about D.C. United's attack without Dwayne De Rosario

Black and Red United: RSL Scouting Report

The Sovereign: Tactical Preview (by yours truly)

RSL Soapbox: Does Tim Howard injury pave way for Rimando in USMNT XI?

Predicted (and official) lineup

(4-4-2, R-L) Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Schuler, Mansally; Beckerman, Velasquez, Stephenson, Gil; Saborio, Findley

Bench: Saunders, Salcedo, Palmer, Alvarez, Stertzer, Plata, Sandoval

Predicted bench: Saunders, Salcedo, Balchan, Alvarez, Stertzer, Plata, Sandoval

D.C. United Lineup: Hamid; Riley, McDonald, Jakovic, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Sanchez; Pontius, Pajoy.

Injuries and absences

OUT: Chris Wingert, Javier Morales, Nat Borchers, Ned Grabavoy (family matter)

Stats and notes

Two players hit big, round milestones on Sunday: Kyle Beckerman's played in quite a few matches now in MLS. Something to the tune of 300, if we're counting, which we are. Nick Rimando's completed 100 shutouts. What a goalkeeper.

Against San Jose: Khari Stephenson had a team-high four successful tackles. He also made four interceptions and went 25/28 in passing — all in his first match for Real Salt Lake. Robbie Findley's two key passes outstripped everyone else — but key passes (passes that result in a shot, essentially) were spread evenly across the team. Kenny Mansally led Real Salt Lake in interceptions, netting a remarkable six.

Several players are awaiting their RSL debuts: Josh Saunders, Jeff Attinella, Lalo Fernandez, Rich Balchan, Carlos Salcedo, Aaron Maund, Lovel Palmer, Cole Grossman, Enzo Martinez, John Stertzer, Olmes Garcia.

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