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August 31, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
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8′ Lloyd Sam
Nick DeLeon 36′
38′ Tim Cahill
 

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - D.C. United

Lowly United will look to play spoiler against its Atlantic Cup rivals, who are right in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.

By Thomas Floyd

Thierry Henry, New York Red Bulls; Dwayne De Rosario, D.C. United; MLS
Mike Stobe
D.C. United's playoff ambitions may have been squashed months ago, but the last-place club surely wouldn't mind putting a dent in the rival New York Red Bulls' postseason aspirations.

United (3-17-5) travels Saturday for a third meeting with the Red Bulls (11-9-6) this year. After the teams played to a scoreless draw at New York in March and the Red Bulls picked up a 2-0 win at D.C. in April, United will need a two-goal triumph to retain the Atlantic Cup.

It's an important match for the Red Bulls, who are winless in three and coming off an embarrassing loss to Western Conference cellar dweller Chivas USA. New York could be without center back Jamison Olave (quad), left back Roy Miller (Achilles) and reserve fullback Connor Lade (knee).

Although the Red Bulls could take over first place with a win, they could also fall out of the playoff field entirely with a loss to United and other results not going their way.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 12, 2014 D.C. United 1 - New York Red Bulls 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 31, 2013 New York Red Bulls 2 - D.C. United 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 13, 2013 D.C. United 0 - New York Red Bulls 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 16, 2013 New York Red Bulls 0 - D.C. United 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 8, 2012 New York Red Bulls 0 - D.C. United 1
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31L. RoblesGoalkeeper
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
32Ibrahim SekagyaDefender
12David CarneyDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
11Dax McCartyMidfielder
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
99Bradley Wright-PhillipsStriker
18Ryan MearaGoalkeeper
4Jamison OlaveDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
13Marius ObekopMidfielder
23Michael BustamanteMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
14Thierry HenryStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
24Daniel WoolardDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
26James RileyDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
24Lewis NealMidfielder
25Jared JeffreyMidfielder
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
27Collin MartinMidfielder
19Kyle PorterStriker
30Conor DoyleStriker
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Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
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NY Red Bulls
4 1