Kevin Payne and Ryan Nelsen return to DC United. Dwayne de Rosario will no doubt be fired up to prove that he deserves to be fully back in the first team, never mind his usual motivation of sticking it to Toronto, something he's done to great effect in previous games at RFK stadium. Those are the basic storylines to distract from the obvious depressing one that this might be the night that TFC finally reclaims their familiar position at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Can TFC's ace new midfield, good enough to make Terry F Dunfield superfluous put in another good performance? Can Danny Koevermans take more steps back to full fitness, or might Robert Earnshaw refind his goalscoring boots? DC have been kept off the scoresheet 9 times this season, currently sitting on a streak of 295 minutes without a goal. is this the game that TFC finally gets it's first clean sheet, or will it be the usual case of TFC will cure what ails you and DC will end their streak.
Many questions to this one, but do they really matter? Not really, in a sign of how much it doesn't matter, TSN have Vic Rauter calling this game. Yeah, that pretty much nails it.
Anyway, for some pre game reading, you can click here and get a preview from Kristin, Adam Taylor of Black and red United answering my questions in How You Doin'? and James' usual through scouting effort in know Your Enemy, part one and two.
We'll have team news when it hits twitter and commentary and general chat/grumpy snark throughout the game. Join us.
Come On You Reds.