Minnesota United gameday

7 p.m. vs. D.C. United • Ch. 29, 1500-AM

Preview: The two bottom teams in the league — and two of the three Uniteds in MLS — face off Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Minnesota United (5-12-4 in the West) is just above D.C. United (5-13-3 in the East). D.C. is the only team in the league to not even average a goal per match, with 18 goals in 21 matches. But D.C. has scored six goals in its past three matches while the Loons have been scoreless.

Quotable: “They’ll come in here fighting, and they’re a strange team because they can get results out of the blue. Even the game against Seattle a few weeks ago, which we watched this week, they were in control. They were 2-nil up, and all of a sudden, it ends up being 4-3, and they wonder how [they] lost this game. Because they’ve got good pieces. They’ve got good players in attack. ... They’ve got weapons to hurt you.” — United coach Adrian Heath on D.C.

Absences: F Patrick Mullins (knee) is out for D.C. while M Rob Vincent (meniscus) and M/D Nick DeLeon (abdominal strain) are questionable. For Minnesota United, M Bernardo Anor (leg), D Thomas de Villardi (Achilles), D Marc Burch (groin), D Joe Greenspan (concussion), M Rasmus Schuller (thigh) and D Brent Kallman (suspension) are out. M Sam Cronin (neck), M Miguel Ibarra (thigh), M Kevin Molino (ankle) and D Kevin Venegas (quad) are questionable.

Megan Ryan