DC United travel to Texas to take on the undefeated-in-five Houston Dynamo, who are quietly working their way up the Eastern Conference standings. DC, however, could vault over them into third place with a win at Robertson Stadium, and they'll be using the likes of Chris Pontius and Charlie Davies to try to slice through a robust Houston defence. Will they be able to make it count? They'll have to make do without designated player Branko Boskovic, however - the Montenegrin is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Houston Dynamo (3-5-2): Tally Hall; Hunter Freeman, Andrew Hainault, Bobby Boswell; Lovel Palmer Colin Clark, Corey Ashe, Geoff Cameron, Brad Davis; Cameron Weaver, Will Bruin.
Substitutes: Tyler Deric, Mike Chabala, Eddie Robinson, Kofi Sarkodie, Je-Vaughn Watson, Brian Ching, Sergio Koke.
DC United (4-4-2): Bill Hamid, Jed Zayner, Dejan Jakovic, March Burch, Perry Kitchen; Dax McCarty, Clyde Simms, Chris Pontius, Junior Carreiro; Josh Wolff, Charlie Davies.
Substitutes: Steve Cronin, Chris Korb, Ethan White, Santino Quaranta, Andy Najar, Joseph Ngwenya, Blake Brettschneider