An early start (7:00 pm) Friday the 12th. Pay no attention to the standings, NE is surging, with a seven-game unbeaten streak. They just signed Argentine league and Club Tijuana attacker Gustavo Bou, who may not have his paperwork in order for Friday's match (let's hope). The return of not one but three former DCU players/coaches (Arena; Onalfo; and Richie Williams, who left Loudoun FC for Arena's staff in May. Also, the return, I presume, of Paul Arriola, who was sorely missed. With Acosta out, he will be counted on for some attacking energy. Will Benny put Stieber in the lineup again? Sadly, it's doubtful, with the favored Segura available, but one can only hope.