This years DC United squad might be one of the worst teams in the history of MLS. Their 18 losses are tops in the league and they have a legitimate shot at getting some very bad MLS records. Combine their failures this year with the fact that they haven't won a game in Colorado since way back in 2000, and it bodes well for the incredibly hot home side. Colorado have won their last five home games by a combined score of 14-1, DC United only has two road wins this season.
Three more points against United and Colorado will have 44, four more than they accomplished all last season and enough to just about clinch a playoff spot - the Rapids will likely only miss them if they manage to lose out the rest of their season. With their remaining games against tough squads FC Dallas, LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, the points today could well be the last easy points available this season.
Conor Casey can come back to play up top with the MLS player of the month, Omar Cummings. He was the victim of a one game yellow card suspension after getting an early yellow against Real Salt Lake. Assuming Casey starts, the two will look to improve upon their combined 23 goals against the worst team in the league.