D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has chosen the same XI that started last Friday's 0-0 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy to start tonight's match against San Jose. That means Fred will once again come into the central midfield alongside Clyde Simms, while Blake Brettschneider forms half of United's two-man strike force alongside Josh Wolff. Like last Friday, Charlie Davies is available off the bench, while Dax McCarty also makes the bench after missing both West Coast games with a nagging groin injury.
Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop makes no changes to his starting line-up from last week's 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo.
San Jose Earthquakes Starting Line-up: Jon Busch (GK), Steven Beitashour, Bobby Burling, Jason Hernandez, Bobby Convey, Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Sam Cronin, Brad Ring, Ramiro Corrales (Captain), Khari Stephenson, Steven Lenhart.