During the MLS race, D.C. will host United courtesy of Olympique Marseille Audi
Prospect: Between this friendly accommodation during MLS weekend matches, United Coach Ben Olsen turns to Loudoun United Reserve and Second Division players in D.C. in this year's second tournament against the European Touring Club.
Most, if not all, starters who started on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to Atlanta will not play. In addition, captain Wayne Rooney is preparing for a visit to Chicago on Saturday, who skipped the Atlanta match to recover from minor injuries.
Wednesday's likely starters include goalkeeper Chris Seitz, defensemen Marquinhos Pedroso and Jalen Robinson, midfielders Chris McCann, Chris Durkin, Zoltan Stieber and Griffin Yow, and quarterback Quincy Amarikwa. Defender Chris Odoi-Atsem could also return from injury.
Marseille, which is preparing for the Aug. 10 season opener against Reims, will play its third match in Washington after winning the Buzzard Point French EA Ligue 1 Games. OM defeated Bordeaux and 2-1 Saint-Etienne in the semifinals on Sunday. Dimitri Payet scored twice in the first match and Nemanja Radonjic posted the winner on Sunday in the 77th minute.