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.
Full D.C. United Starting Line-up: Bill Hamid (GK), Chris Korb, Ethan White, Perry Kitchen, Daniel Woolard, Andy Najar, Clyde Simms, Fred, Chris Pontius, Josh Wolff (Captain), Blake Brettschneider.
Available D.C. United Substitutes: Steve Cronin (GK), Jed Zayner, Brandon Barklage, Stephen King, Dax McCarty, Joseph Ngwenya, Charlie Davies.
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.
Available San Jose Substitutes: Andrew Weber (GK), Chris Leitch, Simon Dawkins, Joey Gjertsen, Brandon McDonald, Matt Luzunaris, Ellis McLoughlin.