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)
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)
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.