Ben Olsen has made three changes from the starting lineup that drew 1-1 with the Portland Timbers. Both Charlie Davies and Josh Wolff are dropped to the bench and are replaced by both Clyde Simms and Stephen King. Dwayne De Rosario will play as an out-and-out striker ahead of a five-man midfield that features Perry Kitchen in a defensive position, while Simms and King hold down the center and Santino Quaranta and Andy Najar play at left and right wing respectively.
Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes has made no changes from the team that defeated New York 2-0 last weekend.
Full D.C. United Starting Lineup: Bill Hamid (GK), Chris Korb, Brandon McDonald, Ethan White, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Clyde Simms, Perry Kitchen, Stephen King, Santino Quaranta, Dwayne De Rosario (Captain).
Available D.C. United Substitutes: Joe Willis (GK), Marc Burch, Austin da Luz, Joseph Ngwenya, Blake Brettschneider, Josh Wolff, Charlie Davies.
Sporting Kansas City Starting Lineup: Jimmy Nielsen (GK), Chance Myers, Aurelien Collin, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Julio Cesar, Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, Kei Kamara, Teal Bunbury, Omar Bravo (Captain).
Available Sporting Kansas City Substitutes: Eric Kronberg (GK), Lawrence Olum, Michael Harrington, Jeferson, Davy Arnaud, Soony Saad, C.J. Sapong.