Saturday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS, NCAA
*D.C. United's Branko Boskovic is trying to balance the desperate demands of his club with the exhilarating needs of his country.
*The Capital Weather Gang has the forecast for the United-Houston Dynamo match at RFK Stadium tonight.
*With New York's 2-0 victory at Los Angeles on Friday night, the races for the Supporters' Shield and conference leads are heating up. The Galaxy's loss provided an opening for Real Salt Lake to draw even tonight at home against the Colorado Rapids. Meantime, with the Red Bulls level with Columbus, the Crew will need to defeat New England to restore its three-point lead in the East. Read this insightful story into the Schelotto-Warzycha dynamic.
On the far end of the spectrum, United (18 points) can make strides toward avoiding last place overall by defeating the Dynamo (23 points). Since late May-early June, the historically successful clubs have combined for a 3-19-6 record.
*Colleges: The showdown between the top two ranked teams turned out to be a rout. No. 1 Akron tied an NCAA record for consecutive shutouts (11) in a 4-0 stroll over Tulsa before a record crowd on the Ohio campus. Three of the Zips' six victories have come against top-five teams by a combined 9-0 score. ... Third-ranked North Carolina defeated No. 5 Maryland, 2-1. ... Seventh-ranked Virginia (4-1-1) visits Clemson (1-3-1) tonight.
| September 25, 2010; 9:07 AM ET
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