MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - D.C. United
The Atlantic Cup rivalry resumes, with New York out for revenge after last year's playoff loss.
By Keith Hickey
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Olave, Holgersson, Pearce; Alexander, Cahill, McCarty, Steele; Henry, Espindola.||
OUT: Ryan Meara (hip surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Juninho (L Calf Strain)
|D.C. United (4-4-2): Hamid; Riley, Jakovic, McDonald, Korb; DeLeon, Kitchen, Thorrington, Pontius; DeRosario, Pajoy.
OUT: Lewis Neal (R adductor tendonitis)
QUESTIONABLE: Raphael Augusto (L patellar tendonitis) Michael Seaton (L ankle sprain) Joe Willis (R foot injury)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This will be the 72nd all-time meeting between New York and D.C., and the 60th in MLS regular season play. D.C. has won 39 of those meetings (31 regular season), and New York has come out on top 22 times (20 regular season). There have been 10 draws, eight of them in the regular season.
- United has outscored the Red Bulls 139-99 in those meetings (116-87 in the regular season).
- This is a matchup of one of last year's Eastern Conference semifinals. D.C. defeated New York 2-1 on aggregate to move on to the conference finals.
- New York's Dax McCarty and D.C.'s Dwayne De Rosario were previously on the opposite sides of this rivalry, but swapped in a trade in 2011.
- De Rosario is set to make his 2013 debut after missing the first two games of the season through suspension.
Top 3 Predictions
New York Red Bulls 1-3 D.C. United
- 40 %
New York Red Bulls 2-1 D.C. United
- 10 %
New York Red Bulls 4-0 D.C. United
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 13, 2013||D.C. United 0 - New York Red Bulls 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 16, 2013||New York Red Bulls 0 - D.C. United 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 8, 2012||New York Red Bulls 0 - D.C. United 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 3, 2012||D.C. United 1 - New York Red Bulls 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 29, 2012||D.C. United 2 - New York Red Bulls 2|
|New York Red Bulls|
|May 19, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0||MLS|
|May 11, 2013||New England Revolution 1 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|May 8, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - Montreal Impact 1||MLS|
|May 4, 2013||Columbus Crew 0 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Apr 27, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|14||Dwayne De Rosario||Midfielder|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed