The Atlantic Cup rivalry resumes, with New York out for revenge after last year's playoff loss.
|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.