Miami is 0-4 all-time in the playoffs, with D.C. United sweeping it out of the playoffs in each of its first two seasons. The Blue and Gold was knocked out of each series by way of the (now defunct) shootout, as United defeated the Fusion in the second game of each series by way of the tiebreaker after two scoreless draws in regulation.
The Fusion leads the all-time series with the Wizards 4-3-1. The Fusion is 3-1-0 at Lockhart Stadium.
F Diego Serna became the second player in league history to score 15 goals and have 15 assists in a season when he posted those exact totals this year. Dallas Burn M Jason Kreis is the only players to have accomplished the feat. Serna (45 pts.) narrowly finished behind teammate Alex Pineda Chacon (47 pts.) in the race for the scoring champion.
M Chris Henderson recorded a point in each of his last five regular season matches and at least one point in six of the last seven matches. The 30-year-old had two goals and four assists during his five-game scoring streak. Henderson was fifth on the Fusion's leading scorers list with three goals and eight assists (14 pts.).
F Pete Marino, Out, Right ACL Tear;
M Jeff Bilyk, Questionable, Right Knee Sprain;
D Brian Dunseth, Probable, Left Adductor Strain;
M Lazo Alavanja, Probable, Left Ankle Sprain;
F Diego Serna, Probable, Right Hand Bone Fracture.