D.C. United Vs. Columbus Crew: Black-And-Red Try To Rebound Against Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 2: Kevin Burns #15 of the Columbus Crew falls down on the ball as Dwayne De Rosario #7 of D.C. United attempts to take control in the second half on October 2, 2011 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated D.C. United 2-1. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Coming off a humbling 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Houston Dynamo Sunday night, D.C. United will try to regain their footing against another MLS Eastern Conference foe, the Columbus Crew.

Coming off a humbling 4-0 defeat at the hands of the Houston Dynamo Sunday night, D.C. United will try to regain their footing against another MLS Eastern Conference foe, the Columbus Crew.

United enter the match in third place in the Eastern Conference with 33 points, three behind second-place Sporting Kansas City and five points behind New York (though they have one game in hand on Sporting and two games in hand on New York). The Crew have won just one of their previous five games and currently sit in eighth place in the East on 22 points.

Joe Willis replaces the suspended Bill Hamid, while Chris Korb takes over for the injured Robbie Russell.

Tonight's D.C. United Starting Lineup: Joe Willis (GK), Chris Korb, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald, Daniel Woolard, Nick DeLeon, Perry Kitchen, Lewis Neal, Chris Pontius, Dwayne De Rosario (Captain), Hamdi Salihi

Available D.C. United Substitutes: Andrew Dykstra (GK), Emiliano Dudar, Danny Cruz, Long Tan, Marcelo Saragosa, Maicon Santos, Josh Wolff

Columbus Crew Starting Lineup: Andy Gruenebaum (GK), Sebastian Miranda, Chad Marshall, Josh Williams, Carlos Mendes, Eddie Gaven, Chris Birchall, Cole Grossman, Dilly Duka, Justin Meram, Jairo Arrieta

Columbus Crew Available Substitutes: Matt Lampson (GK), Eric Gehrig, Julius James, Nemanja Vukovic, Tony Tchani, Ethan Finlay, Olman Vargas.

For more on D.C. United, visit Black And Red United. For a perspective on the Columbus Crew, check out Massive Report. And for news and notes from all across the world of the beautiful game, visit SB Nation's soccer hub.

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