In the Eastern Conference of the MLS, DC United’s struggles have been well documented. They are currently placed 13th on the table.
DC United will be keen to bounce back from a heavy defeat they suffered in their last match when they take on Columbus Crew in the Major League Soccer on Thursday. They were beaten 7-0 by Philadelphia Union at Subaru Park on Saturday. On the back of the humiliation, the club will be keen to put on a good showing in front of their home fans. Meanwhile, Columbus Crew will be looking to make it two away wins in a row. They are coming into this clash after registering a narrow victory in the previous game.
|DC United vs Columbus Crew||Key Details|
|Kickoff time in India||5:30 am (Thursday)|
|Kickoff time in USA||5 pm (Wednesday)|
In the Eastern Conference of the MLS, DC United’s struggles have been well documented. They are currently placed 13th in the table, with 17 points from 17 games and are level on points with bottom-placed Chicago. Meanwhile, Columbus Crew are currently sitting eight with 25 points from 18 games. They had won their previous match 3-2 against Chicago this weekend. If recent form and positioning are taken into account, then Columbus should be the favourite for this clash. However, DC United will be desperate to bounce back after suffering an embarrassing defeat in their last game.
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Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been appointed as the head coach of DC United. However, the former English international will not be in charge on Thursday and might well have to wait till Sunday to lead the team from the dugout. They will have to make do without the services of Moses Nyeman, Bill Hamid and Adrien Perez. It will be interesting to see how they will replace these players. Meanwhile, Columbus Crew is set to miss long-term absentees Artur and Marlon Hairston.
DC United possible line-up: Romo, Hines-Ike, Birnbaum, Pines, Guediri, Skundrich, Durkin, Gressel, Fountas, Estrada, Kamara
Columbus Crew possible line-up: Room, Anibaba, Mensah, Williams, Santos, Morris, Zawadzki, Nagbe, Moreira, Russell-Rowe, Zelarayan
The Major League Soccer encounter between DC United and Columbus Crew will take place at Audi Field and it will kickoff at 5:30 am IST on July 14, Thursday.
The Major League Soccer matches are televised on different networks in various countries. In the United States, these matches are shown on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, Fox, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, UniMás, TUDN. In the Indian subcontinent, the matches are televised on Eurosport.