United is without the services of six regulars in its lineup, three of which are on national team duty (Eddie Pope, Bobby Convey and Ryan Nelsen). Defender-midfielder Carey Talley (accumulation of caution points) and rookie midfielder Jose Alegria (red card v. the MetroStars last night) will serve a one game suspension against Kansas City. In addition, versatile midfielder Brian Kamler is out with a partially torn right hamstring.
DeGand, 22, played collegiately at Bowling Green State University. He has made seven appearances for Hershey this season, going scoreless in 226 minutes of action.
Born: June 6, 1979 (Chicago, IL)
College: Bowling Green State University
Transaction: Called up from Hershey Wildcats of the A-League on June 14, 2001.