Philadelphia Union and D.C. United have met 13 prior times with both clubs winning five matches. Saturday's match will be the second between the two clubs this year. The Union won the first match 1-0, at PPL Park just two weeks ago thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Zach Pfeffer.
But here is today's starting lineup with career stats listed in parenthesis. It is Andrew Wenger's 50th career start in MLS.
GK: Brian Sylvestre (Game No. 4, start 4)
LB: Fabinho (Game No. 40, start 34)
LCB: Richie Marquez (Game No. 4, start 3)
RCB: Maurice Edu (Game No. 82, start 81)
RB: Sheanon Williams (Game No. 135, start 134)
LCDM: Brian Carroll (Game No. 328, start 306)
RCDM: Vince Nogueira (Game No. 39, start 37)
LAM: Andrew Wenger (Game No. 93, start 50)
CAM: Cristian Maidana (Game No. 37, start 31)
RAM: Sebastien Le Toux (Game No. 198, start 164)
ST: Fernando Aristeguieta (Game No. 10, start 10)
Bench: John McCarthy, Raymon Gaddis, Ethan White, Fred, Zach Pfeffer, Eric Ayuk, C.J. Sapong.
Career stats vs. D.C.
Brian Sylvestre (1 GP, 1 GS, 0 GA)
Fabinho (3 GP, 2 GS, 0G, 2A)
Richie Marquez (0 GP)
Maurice Edu (9 GP, 9 GS, 1G, 1A)
Sheanon Williams (9 GP, 9 GS, 0G, 3A)
Brian Carroll (15 GP, 15 GS, 1G, 1A)
Vince Nogueira (3 GP, 3 GS, 0G, 0A)
Andrew Wenger (4 GP, 3 GS, 0G, 0A)
Cristian Maidana (3 GP, 3 GS, 0G, 0A)
Sebastien Le Toux (13 GP, 11 GS, 5G, 3A)
Fernando Aristeguieta (0 GP)
Of particular note, Le Toux has thrived against D.C. while playing for the Union -- all career five goals and three assists have come when playing for the Union.