Union-D.C. United: Lineups and prematch thoughts
- Instead of passively waiting for their luck to change, the Union are making some changes, and it appears to be Sheanon Williams and Aaron Wheeler bearing the brunt by heading to the bench. Austin Berry returns to the starting XI for the first time since April 12 against Real Salt Lake.
- Up top, it’s nominally a 4-3-3, but with a little versatility to maybe go 4-4-2 depending on how Conor Casey and Andrew Wenger organize.
- Tonight will be a homecoming for Jeff Parke, who spent last year with the Union before being traded in the deal that landed the allocation spot for Maurice Edu. We’ll see how well he’s received.
- For D.C., Eddie Johnson returns from an injury, but Union killer Nick DeLeon misses out. The Union backline will have to sort out the partnership between Johnson and Fabian Espindola while also worrying about Davy Arnaud pushing through the middle.