D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has made three changes to the starting lineup from Saturday night's 2-1 loss to the Chicago Fire. Clyde Simms and Stephen King have both been dropped to the bench to make way for Perry Kitchen's move to a defensive midfield position from his usual right-back spot. Dwayne De Rosario has been dropped back to midfield to make way for Charlie Davies, who starts alongside Josh Wolff. Ethan White makes his first start since Sept. 29 as he has recovered from a left MCL strain. Santino Quaranta replaces Austin da Luz on the left wing.
Portland coach John Spencer has made three changes to the lineup that started Friday's 2-0 loss to Houston. Eric Alexander, Rodney Wallace, and James Marcelin replace Mike Chabala, Darlington Nagbe, and Sal Zizzo.
Full D.C. United Starting Lineup: Bill Hamid (GK), Chris Korb, Ethan White, Brendan McDonald, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Perry Kitchen, Dwayne De Rosario, Santino Quaranta, Josh Wolff (Captain), Charlie Davies
Available D.C. United Substitutes: Joe Willis (GK), Kurt Morsink, Clyde Simms, Stephen King, Austin da Luz, Blake Brettschneider, Joseph Ngwenya.
Full Portland Timbers Starting Lineup: Troy Perkins (GK), Lovel Palmer, Eric Brunner, Mamadou Danso, Rodney Wallace, Eric Alexander, Jack Jewsbury (Captain), James Marcelin, Diego Chara, Kenny Cooper, Kalif Alhassan.
Available Portland Timbers Substitutes: Jake Gleeson (GK), Mike Chabala, David Horst, Steve Purdy, Brian Umony, Jorge Perlaza, Bright Dike.