The D.C. Current will hit the road this weekend for a long trip up to Boston, trying to prove that last weekend’s 18-17 win over the Whitecaps was no fluke.
D.C. Current (2-0) at Boston Whitecaps (1-1) | April 27, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Hormel Stadium, Medford, Massachusetts
Keys to the Game
These two teams met just a week ago, with the Current walking away winners after Peter Prial‘s last second prayer of a hammer throw miraculously found its way into Calvin Oung‘s outstretched hand. D.C. will have to play even better to topple the Whitecaps this Saturday as they will be without defensive starter Brian Marshall, as well as offensive starters Prial and Sean Keegan.
Along with the absence of three key players D.C. will have to combat the effects of the long bus ride up to Boston. But the Current were able to prove last week that they can beat last year’s champions, so they should carry that confidence with them to Boston.
How to Follow the Action
This Week 3 match-up between the D.C. Current and the Boston Whitecaps will not be shown as part of the MLU YouTube live stream package. However, fans can stay current on all of the action by following @TheDCCurrent on Twitter for live updates from the game. Fans will be able to watch the contest in full when it’s posted to the MLU’s YouTube account on Tuesday (April 29).
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Players to Watch
Alan Kolick: D.C.’s star handler has yet to see one of his 99 passes hit the turf this season. Kolick will once again have to be at the top of his game if the Current want to ring up their second straight win over the Whitecaps.
Jeff Wodatch: Wodatch has already proven himself as one of the Current’s top deep threats this year, scoring four goals last week. Wodatch should get even more opportunities this week with the absence of Prial and Keegan.
Ben Fleming: Fleming registered three key D’s last weekend and spent most of the day matched up against Whitecaps star Danny Clark. Clark did score four goals in D.C., but his impact was limited by the Current’s defense. Will Ben Fleming and the rest of the Current D-line be able to contain the high powered Whitecaps offense for a second straight week?