FC Desperation against DC Unraveling
DC United is coming of two consecutive road losses. FC Dallas fans like to point out that they haven't had a lead in regulation since June. In the worst case scenario, this game ends with a 1-1 or nil draw, so both teams can feel pretty horrible about themselves. With Jamie Moreno serving a "Oh, when I went to my pocket I thought you were Dema" red card suspension, and Olsen out on caution points, there is even more reason to be concerned.
Things to look for:
- Does Namoff move to the wing at midfield, pushing Dema inside?
- Does Nowak rest anyone for Copa Sudamerica match against Catolica?
- Is Quaranta fresh enough to start with Adu? If not, is Jamil Walker ready to step up?
- Can Freddy start a game and make an impact within the first 15 minutes?
This game is interesting as a barometer for the end of the season. Is DCU really hungry for seeding, or is it all about getting through to the playoffs?
Prediction: DCU scores two goals, but FCD gets one back around the 70th minute. Stoppage time is a scary time. FCD 1 : 2 DCU.