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  • April 12, 2014
  • • 7:00 PM
  • • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Referee: A. Chapman
  • • Attendance: 12364

Live Commentary

  • That's all I have from RFK folks. Thanks for following along, and we'll see you next time for Goal USA's MLS Game of the Week.
  • After winning three games in all of 2014, United is at 2-2-1. The Red Bulls drop to 0-2-4 after winning the Supporters' Shield last season. That's MLS for you.
  • Final: D.C. United 1, New York Red Bulls 0.
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card Jared Jeffrey
  • 90' + 1'
    A yellow card for Jeffrey as he halts Luyindula near midfield.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionEric Alexander Ruben Bover
  • 90'
    Final sub for New York with Ruben Bover replacing Alexander.
  • 87'
    Wow, Fernandez almost scores a spectacular, uncontested own goal as he heads one just wide of Dykstra's post.
  • 86'
    It's another uncharacteristic miss for Henry. New York running out of time...
  • 85'
    Attendance at RFK Stadium: 12,364.
  • 84'
    SubstitutionR. Miller Connor Lade
  • 84'
    SubstitutionEddie Johnson Conor Doyle
  • 84'
    It's an all Con(n)or substitution: Connor Lade replaces the injured Miller for New York, while Conor Doyle comes on Johnson for D.C.
  • 82'
    New York continues to funnel attacks down the left side, seemingly picking out United right back Franklin.
  • 78'
    Sam wastes a golden chance for New York, not turning his hips quickly enough to get a shot on goal and instead putting one well wide.
  • 77'
    Another chance for New York as Wright-Phillips sees his shot deflect off Parke and go just over. So many chances for the Red Bulls to draw even.
  • 75'
    DeLeon slips in Johnson, but a last-gasp tackle from Kimura intervenes. Now United creating some pressure.
  • 74'
    United with its first sustained attack in a while, but the movement ends with Fernandez's cross sailing long.
  • 73'
    New York off the post! Luyindula hits woodwork as the Red Bulls continue to pour on the pressure.
  • 72'
    SubstitutionChris Rolfe Alex Caskey
  • 71'
    Yellow Card Perry Kitchen
  • 71'
    Alex Caskey makes his United debut, coming on for Rolfe. Caskey was acquired late in preseason in a trade with Seattle.
  • 70'
    What a buildup from New York — McCarty to Henry back to McCarty, who sees his centering feed cleared by Fernandez.
  • 69'
    Chance United! Johnson gets behind the NY defense but blasts his uncontested shot well over.
  • 68'
    Strong header from Wright-Phillips but Dykstra collects.
  • 66'
    SubstitutionJonny Steele Bradley Wright-Phillips
  • 66'
    SubstitutionDavy Arnaud Jared Jeffrey
  • 65'
    A pair of subs: Bradley Wright-Phillips replaces Steele for New York and Jared Jeffrey replaces Arnaud for United.
  • 63'
    Another chance for New York as Own Goal tries to open his DCU account in 2014 — Franklin accidentally clears a ball toward his own net but Dykstra makes the diving save.
  • 61'
    Thierry Henry just applauded a teammate who airmailed a cross out for a goal kick. Can't say I've seen that before.
  • 57'
    Another miss from New York! Henry sparks a buildup with a nice little touch before Sam tees up Alexander at the top of the box. The shot seemed destined for the top corner, but it just missed.
  • 56'
    At the other end, Espindola buzzes an ambitious shot wide of the near post.
  • 55'
    Miss Henry! He loses Franklin at the back post and connects with Kimura's cross, but his free header sails over. He'll want that one back.
  • 53'
    For the record, Arnaud's opener was United's fastest goal since Chris Pontius scored 31 seconds into a game against the Red Bulls in June 2012.
  • 51'
    Save from Robles! Boswell heads a free kick right at the New York goalkeeper, who bobbles it for a moment on his line before bringing it down. Very close.
  • 49'
    Great opportunity for New York as Steele collects the ball in a good spot and fires a shot just wide of the far post.
  • 46'
    We're underway for the second half, with United winning an early free kick in New York's end. But Espindola blasts it over.
  • Stats show it was a pretty even first half aside from the goal, with both teams launching five shots and New York actually winning the possession battle with 52.4 percent of the ball.
  • One thing to consider going into the second half: Injuries have left the Red Bulls with limited options on the bench, with Bradley Wright-Phillips as the only real difference-maker available. Not an ideal situation for a trailing team.
  • There's the halftime whistle. D.C. United leads the Red Bulls 1-0 on Davy Arnaud's fourth-minute strike. United took control of the match early, while New York started finding more of a rhythm late in the half.
  • 45'
    Another good opportunity created by Henry on the left, as his low ball to the near post requires a swift interception from Dykstra.
  • 43'
    Henry goes down the left and hits a dangerous cross, but Parke steers it away. United's center back duo of Parke and Boswell in solid form thus far today.
  • 41'
    Good chance for NY as Sam finds Steele unmarked at the far post, but the shot is well over. Didn't quite connect with that one right.
  • 40'
    Espindola just collected the ball in a right back's spot. Fascinating.
  • 36'
    Henry beats Franklin to a cross from Alexander but his header is off the mark.
  • 32'
    Another overhit Steele cross lands in Dykstra's hands uncontested. He's having a rough game on the left flank thus far.
  • 31'
    Miller picks up a yellow card for hacking down Espindola near midfield. That's two needless bookings for New York now.
  • 30'
    Yellow Card R. Miller
  • 29'
    Johnson then puts one in the net, but he is well offside.
  • 28'
    Nice save from Robles as Johnson rises to meet Espindola's cross at the far post. That was sneaking in.
  • 25'
    New York not generating much in the attack with no true No. 9. Both strikers — Henry and Luyindula — tend to float into midfield and it's not quite working.
  • 22'
    Replays were inconclusive. It looked like Olave got a small piece of the ball, but if he doesn't there it's probably a straight red.
  • 21'
    Very close call as Olave dives for a tackle just outside the box on Arnaud. No whistle.
  • 18'
    Nice work from Rolfe to bring down Parke's switch and create space for the shot, but he misses the near post.
  • 16'
    Yellow Card Christian
  • 16'
    Fernandez goes in the book for obstructing Sam. Second foul for the Spanish left back on Sam already.
  • 15'
    Nice chance for United as Boswell heads one down for Kitchen, but the shot is well over.
  • 14'
    Yellow Card Eric Alexander
  • 14'
    That's a yellow card for Alexander, who elbows DeLeon to the ground near midfield. Silly challenge.
  • 13'
    Henry stings one at Dykstra after a nice run from McCarty, but it's easy pickings.
  • 12'
    Pleas for a handball from United as Rolfe hits a cross off Kimura in the box, but no whistle.
  • 11'
    Alexander wins the ball from Arnaud in United territory and lets one fly from distance, but it's off the mark.
  • 6'
    That's the second goal this year Bobby Boswell has created with his aerial prowess off a corner kick. The veteran center back is paying dividends on both sides of the ball for United.
  • 4'
    Goal Davy Arnaud
  • 4'
    GOAL D.C. United! Boswell flicks an Espindola corner kick to the back post, and Arnaud puts it home with a diving header.
  • 2'
    But United clears with ease.
  • 2'
    Early free kick for the Red Bulls as Fernandez gets Sam with a wrist to the face.
  • 1'
    The Red Bulls get us started and we are underway from RFK.
  • A cheeky tifo from the District Ultras and La Norte: "Our Love Cannout Be Canned."
  • After a rather excessive fireworks display, the teams are out on the field as we approach the opening kick.
  • United is once again without goalkeeper Bill Hamid (toe) and midfielder Chris Pontius (hamstring), while the Red Bulls are missing midfielder Tim Cahill (hamstring).
  • And New York's subs: Meara; Miazga, Duvall, Lade; Stevenson, Bover; Wright-Phillips
  • The starting lineup for the New York Red Bulls: Robles; Kimura, Olave, Sekagya, Miller; Sam, Alexander, McCarty, Steele; Luyindula, Henry
  • And United's subs are: Willis; Attakora, Birnbaum; Jeffrey, Porter, Caskey; Doyle
  • Here is the starting lineup for D.C. United: Dykstra; Franklin, Boswell, Parke, Fernandez; DeLeon, Kitchen, Arnaud, Rolfe; Espindola, Johnson
  • Thomas Floyd checking in from RFK Stadium in Washington, here to provide commentary on the first Atlantic Cup match of 2014 between D.C. United (1-2-1) and the New York Red Bulls (0-4-1).