MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - D.C. United
These two fierce Eastern Conference rivals head back to Harrison, N.J., for the second leg of the conference semifinal.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Lade, Pearce, Holgersson, Miller; McCarty, Tainio, Cahill, Lindpere; Cooper, Henry.||
OUT: DF Brandon Barklage (L plantar fascia injury); GK Ryan Meara (L hip surgery); MF Lloyd Sam (R knee PCL injury)
PROBABLE: DF Rafa Marquez (R calf tightness); MF Tim Cahill (L calf tightness)
|D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Korb, Jakovic, McDonald, Woolard; Saragosa, Kitchen; DeLeon, Boskovic, Pontius; Pajoy.||
OUT: FW Josh Wolff (lower back disc herniation)
PROBABLE: DF Daniel Woolard (concussion-like symptoms); FW Long Tan (L ankle sprain); MF Dwayne De Rosario (L knee MCL sprain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- These teams drew 1-1 in the first leg, at RFK Stadium. That match was the first in MLS playoff history to featured two own goals.
- The draw extended D.C.'s home unbeaten run to 17 games. United hasn't lost at home since the first game of the season.
- When these teams met at Red Bull Arena earlier in the season, on June 24, New York won 3-2. Brandon Barklage scored twice against his old team.
- D.C. has won its two previous playoff games in New York, in 2004 and 2006.
- Andy Najar is suspended for this match. He earned a second booking in the first leg for throwing the ball at the referee.
Top 3 Predictions
New York Red Bulls 2-1 D.C. United
- 20.46 %
New York Red Bulls 1-2 D.C. United
- 15.91 %
New York Red Bulls 0-1 D.C. United
- 13.64 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 31, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - D.C. United 1|
|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|
|New York Red Bulls|
|Mar 8, 2014||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4 - New York Red Bulls 1||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 20, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - New York Red Bulls 3||MLS|
|-||Jan Gunnar Solli||Midfielder|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
|-||Emiliano Ariel Dudar||Defender|
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