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Jul 26, 2021 at 1am UK at RFK Stadium
DC UnitedDC United
1-0
NY Red BullsNew York Red Bulls
Kamara (27')
Alfaro (12'), Brillant (87'), Hamid (90+6')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Gomes (47'), Klimala (69'), Edwards (80'), Casseres Jr (83')

Preview: DC United vs. New York Red Bulls - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's Major League Soccer clash between DC United and New York Red Bulls, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Separated by just one point in the MLS table, DC United and New York Red Bulls go head-to-head at the Audi Field on Sunday.

Both sides are also looking to put together a good run of form following a rough patch which has seen them win just one of their last five league matches apiece.


Match preview

DC United forward Edison Flores celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire on May 13, 2021© Reuters

DC United failed to win away from home for the fourth game running as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Chicago Fire at the Soldier Field on Thursday.

Hernan Losada's men showed great resolve to come from two goals down, as late strikes from Kevin Paredes and Ola Kamara were enough to rescue a point.

The Black-and-Red find themselves three points behind the last playoff place as things stand, albeit having played a game more than New York City FC in seventh.

Their record against this weekend's opponents leaves much to be desired, as they have only tasted victory in two of the last 17 meetings between the teams.

Sunday's hosts have also failed to find the back of the net in each of the last four, which is something that must change if they are to turn their fortunes around.

New York Red Bulls manager Gerhard Struber after the game on May 29, 2021© Reuters

New York Red Bulls were denied a third home win on the trot following a 1-1 stalemate against Philadelphia Union on Thursday.

Despite playing the last 30 minutes of the tie with a numerical advantage, Gerhard Struber's men failed to make the most of it, as Sergio Santos's 85th-minute leveller cancelled out Patryk Klimala's penalty on the hour mark.

With 18 points from 13 outings so far, the Metro are only a point behind their city rivals, who currently occupy the last playoff berth.

However, only five of those 18 points have come on the road for Sunday's visitors, which is an area that needs a significant improvement.

DC United Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • D

DC United form (all competitions):
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D

New York Red Bulls Major League Soccer form:
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • D



Team News

DC United forward Edison Flores celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire on May 13, 2021© Reuters

Andres Reyes and Youba Diarra are both out with muscle injuries, but the former is nearing a return to action in the coming weeks.

Daniel Royer's thigh problem means that he is unavailable for the trip to Washington, while Aaron Long is currently nursing an Achilles Tendon injury.

DC United will be without the services of Paul Arriola and Donovan Pines, who are representing the United States at the ongoing Gold Cup.

Joined on the sidelines by Edison Flores, Brendan Hines-Ike is still struggling with a broken hip bone and will also sit out the contest.

DC United possible starting lineup:
Hamid; Alfaro, Brilliant, Najar; Mora, Moreno, Nyeman, Gressel; Asad, Kamara, Robertha

New York Red Bulls possible starting lineup:
Miguel; Tarek, Edwards, Duncan, Tolkin; Amaya, Davis, Yearwood; Fabio, Carmona, Klimala


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We say: DC United 1-1 New York Red Bulls

The game promises to be an exciting watch, as both sides will feel that they have enough to pick up all three points. While we expect goals at both ends, we are also backing a share of the spoils, with the teams having to settle for a point apiece in the end.



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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England25174447291855
2Nashville SCNashville231011238211741
3Orlando City2410863533238
4New York City FCNY City23105841271435
5DC United24104103933634
6CF MontrealMontreal249783430434
7Atlanta UnitedAtlanta248973228433
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia238872824432
9Inter MiamiInter Miami239592431-732
10Columbus Crew2586112934-530
11New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2265112528-323
12Chicago Fire2465132438-1423
13FC CincinnatiCincinnati2348112342-1920
14Toronto2436152650-2415

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England25174447291855
2Nashville SCNashville231011238211741
3Orlando City2410863533238
4New York City FCNY City23105841271435
5DC United24104103933634
6CF MontrealMontreal249783430434
7Atlanta UnitedAtlanta248973228433
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia238872824432
9Inter MiamiInter Miami239592431-732
10Columbus Crew2586112934-530
11New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls2265112528-323
12Chicago Fire2465132438-1423
13FC CincinnatiCincinnati2348112342-1920
14Toronto2436152650-2415

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