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July 31st, 1996 12AM
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Wednesday, July 31

Kansas City at D.C. United

Location:RFK Stadium. Kickoff (ET):7:30 p.m. Television:
Home Team Sports; KYFC-TV Kansas City. Satellite:Spacenet 3, Tr. 23; Galaxy 9, Tr. 2.

Series History:June xx at Arrowhead Stadium -- Richie Williams was ejected for a handball in the box early in the match, and undermanned D.C. was no match for the Wiz, who romped 5-1.

Injuries:Kansas City -- G Garth Lagerwey (mild concussion) is probable, D Uche Okafor (strained patella tendon) is doubtful; D.C. United --
M Marco Etcheverry (strained groin) and F Steve Rammel (lower back pain) are probable, M Richie Williams (MCL contusion) and M John Maessner (bruised shin) are questionable, D Mario Gori (strained arch) and M John Harkes (strained calf) are out; D Mike Huwiler (aggravated groin) is on injured reserve.

Of Note:John Harkes and Mario Gori will not play, but Raul Diaz Arce is back from suspension and will start up front for D.C. United. Washington is close to signing Bolivian international Jaime Moreno from Middlesbrough of the English Premier League. Uche Okafor's absence should mean a start for Kevin Koetters of K.C., with Samuel Ekeme sitting out the third game of a four game suspension.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

Kansas City:Lagerwey, Uderitz, Koetters, Bowers, Gutierrez, Klopas, Sorber, Preki, Chung, Takawira, Johnston.

D.C. United:Simpson, Vaudreuil, Imler, Pope, Agoos, Williams, Medved, Sanneh, Etcheverry, Diaz Arce, Rammel.

Prediction:Exciting victory for United, 3-2.

San Jose at New England

Location:Foxboro Stadium. Kickoff (ET):7:30 p.m. Television:KICU-36 San Jose; WABU-68 Boston Satellite:
.Telstar 401, Tr. 7.

Series History:San Jose prevailed 2-1 in Foxboro on May 4, but the Revs gained revenge with a 2-1 shootout victory July 6 at Spartan Stadium.

Injuries:San Jose -- F Eric Wynalda (strained hamstring) is probable, M Paul Holocher (torn ACL) is on injured reserve; New England -- D Francis Okaroh (strained knee) and M Geoff Aunger (hip pointer) are questionable, D Mike Burns (arthroscopic knee surgery), M Welton (sprained ankle and strained thigh), and F John Kerr (left pulled muscle) are out.

Of Note:San Jose will be without John Doyle and Eddie Lewis, both of whom were red-carded in Sunday's loss to the MetroStars. New England coach Frank Stapleton has decided to rest injured starters John Kerr and Welton for this week's games, in an effort to get them healthy for the stretch drive. Midfielder Geoff Aunger will also miss tonight's match, due to accumulated yellow cards. This means that New England's top scorer, Alberto Naveda, will finally return to the starting lineup.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

San Jose:Salzwedel, Martin, Dayak, Ianni, Draguicevich, Emenalo, Baicher, Iroha, Espinoza, Bravo, Wynalda.

New England:St. Andre, Okaroh, Fraser, Wylie, Lalas, Woodring, Sawatzky, DeBrito, Naveda, Moore, Keegan.

Prediction:Naveda comes up big in a 2-1 Revs win.

Dallas at Columbus

Location:Ohio Stadium. Kickoff (ET):7:30 p.m. Television:
Prime Sports Southwest-Dallas Satellite:SBS 6, Tr. 8.

Series History:Dallas picked up a 1-0 shootout win before 35,000 fans at the Cotton Bowl on Cinco de Mayo.

Injuries:Dallas -- D Richard Farrer (bruised lower back) is probable, F Washington Rodriguez (strained groin), is on injured reserve until Aug. 1, D Tom Soehn (torn ACL) is on injured reserve; Columbus -- G Bo Oshoniyi (strained shoulder, D Mike Clark (strained hamstring), M Janusz Michallik (strained wrist), M Doctor Khumalo (strained groin), and F Brian McBride (separated shoulder) are probable, F Marcelo Carrera (kidney stones) is questionable, D Brian Bliss (strained Achilles and pulled groin) is out, D Shane Battelle (ruptured PCL) is on injured reserve.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

Dallas:Dodd, Farrer, Santel, Ibsen, Lozzano, Sonora, Alvarez, Kreis, Haynes, Elliott, Sanchez.

Columbus:Harrington, Clark, Iribarren, Caligiuri, Michallik, Thompson, Warzycha, Khumalo, Maisonneuve, McBride, Marino.

Prediction:Columbus feels the heat as Dallas rolls 3-1.



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