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DC United Vs. Seattle Sounders, Matchcard: Projected Lineups, Statistics

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This is the first of what should be plenty of weekly "doubles" for the Seattle Sounders, although it's just one of a handful that includes two MLS dates. Considering how poorly we at Sounder at Heart have fared in predicting lineups, I doubt this particular handicap is going to make it any easier. Of course, that has never stopped us before and we're boldly projecting a lineup with just one change from Saturday's 3-0 win.

That one change, we suspect, will come on the back line where we foresee Sigi giving Jhon Kennedy Hurtado a match off in order to give him a full week between matches. That would mean the reunion of Patrick Ianni and Jeff Parke, a duo that has not looked so hot in their couple appearances together this year, but who were outstanding together a year ago.

The other major wild card is what happens with Mauro Rosales. We know he traveled, but it would seem like holding him out for Saturday's game against the Columbus Crew would make the most sense. Not only would it give this group another chance to build off of their breakout performance against Toronto FC, but it would also give Rosales a little more time to heal.

Our projected DC United lineup was provided by the boys at Black and Red United, SB Nation's DC United blog. The biggest change they project is the return of Andy Najar to the starting lineup. Najar, as you may know, has been relegated to the bench for the past few weeks and has gotten off to a bit of a slow start.

PDF version: dcu-sounders 0504, if you want a bigger version that's probably your best bet until SBN figures out why the 'full-size image' isn't blowing up. Programming note: We actually have up-to-date injury reports!

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