Match Preview: Union at DC United, Saturday April 1st, 7 PM

The Union travel to the crumbling concrete halls of RFK stadium to face DC United this weekend.

The boys in blue will attempt to dodge falling bricks and mortar while playing their third away match in four games, this time in Washington DC.

Series History: 

Last year on May 20th, the Union took the first tilt 1-0 in Chester on a late Richie Marquez winner. A couple months later on July 9th, the Union bested United again 3-0, also in Chester. The two teams drew 2-2 at RFK on August 6th.

An eye on United:

DC needs someone, anyone to score. They haven’t scored in their first three matches, earning their lone point this year in a scoreless draw.

Key players for the Union:

C.J. Sapong has scored in back-to-back matches and looks to continue his streak this week. It’ll be interesting to see how Chris Pontius’s broken hand affects him as well, and whether or not Andre Blake can correct the wobbly moments he’s had.

Possible Union Starting XI:

With Pontius casted up and ready to go and Alejandro Bedoya eligible for selection coming off of two national team appearances, we’d expect a pretty standard first eleven.

Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; C.J. Sapong

Fearless Forecast:

United finally tally, but the Union take all three points from a struggling DC United side as Sapong has a brace. Union 2, DC United 1.

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