With D.C. United playing its third game in a little more than a week tonight against Sporting Kansas City, Ben Olsen has made three changes to his starting lineup. Joe Willis has recovered enough from his back spasms to get the start in goal, and Santino Quaranta has come into the midfield to replace Stephen King. But most surprisingly, Blake Brettschneider has come in as a second forward in place of Dwayne De Rosario, who will likely see some playing time in the second half. One player who won't see any playing time at all is Charlie Davies, who has been given the night off by Olsen.
Sporting Kansas City make one change from the team that started Wednesday's 3-1 win over Portland, as Omar Bravo comes back into the side and replaces Milos Stojcev.
Full D.C. United Starting Lineup: Joe Willis (GK), Perry Kitchen, Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Clyde Simms, Santino Quaranta, Chris Pontius, Josh Wolff (Captain), Blake Brettschneider.
Available D.C. United Substitutes: Steve Cronin (GK), Marc Burch, Ethan White, Austin da Luz, Stephen King, Joseph Ngwenya, Dwayne De Rosario.
Sporting Kansas City Starting Lineup: Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Julio Cesar, Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic, Roger Espinoza, Graham Zusi, Omar Bravo, Kei Kamara, Teal Bunbury, C.J. Sapong.
Available Sporting Kansas City Substitutes: Erik Kronberg (GK), Shavar Thomas, Michael Harrington, Korede Aiyegbusi, Birahim Diop, Milos Stojcev, Soony Saad.