Posted November 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Brandon McDonald
D.C. United need at least two goals Sunday to have any chance of keeping their season alive, and their leading scorer is in doubt for the second leg of the Eastern Conference final. The Houston Dynamo hope to take advantage at RFK Stadium and reach a second consecutive MLS Cup final - with perhaps the same opponent awaiting them there. The front end of this series could hardly have gone worse for D.C., which led at halftime last Sunday but lost 3-1 and also saw Chris Pontius leave in the 12th minute with a groin injury. The status of Pontius remains a mystery, with midfielder Marcelo Saragosa and defender Brandon McDonald also uncertain after exiting last weekend's game with injuries. Midfielder Andy Najar remains out due to suspension. "You have to go into this game thinking 120 minutes, being down two goals," D.C. coach Ben Olsen said. "We'd be very pleased if we went into overtime. You have to have a majority of your guys ready to go for that duration. ...
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