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May 24, 2021 at 12.15am UK at RFK Stadium
DC UnitedDC United
0-1
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Union
FT(HT: 0-1)
Przybylko (45+1')
Andres Martinez (65'), Blake (90+5')

Preview: DC United vs. Philadelphia Union - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Major League Soccer clash between DC United and Philadelphia Union, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

DC United and Philadelphia Union square off in the MLS on Sunday evening looking to make quick headway up a congested Eastern Conference table.

While the teams currently sit in 10th and sixth-place respectively, they are within a win away of moving into second position in the standings.


Match preview

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

When DC United got the better of New York City FC on matchday one, it appeared that the Washington-based side were set for a much improved 2021 campaign.

However, Hernan Losada has since witnessed his team lose four of their next five fixtures, the latest coming at home to Orlando City by a 1-0 scoreline.

While the Black-and-Red battled their way past lowly Chicago Fire in the previous match, Losada is struggling to take many positives from his team's recent performances.

The setback against Orlando ended United's two-match winning streak at the Audi Field, but Losada will be satisfied with their form on home territory.

None of the first-team squad have contributed more than one goal since the beginning of the campaign with only Edison Flores adding an assist to his record.

As far as Philadelphia are concerned, Jim Curtin will be content with how his players have started the season as they bid to replicate last year's success during the regular season.

That was a different story in April after three games without success, but The Union have responded by collecting seven points over the same amount of fixtures.

Just one goal has been conceded during that period with their latest outing seeing them record a 1-0 triumph over New York Red Bulls.

Cory Burke netted the decisive strike in that fixture, becoming the first player in the squad to score more than once in the MLS.

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

Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer form:
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W



Team News

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin walks onto the field before match against the New England Revolution on May 12, 2021© Reuters

Jose Martinez is expected to return to the Philadelphia starting lineup after serving his suspension.

Leon Flach could drop out of a midfield four, while Jack de Vries is again expected to miss out through concussion.

DC United still have as many as seven first-team players on the injury list, restricting what Losada can do with his first XI.

Julian Gressel and Felipe both made an impact as substitutes in the last match, putting them into contention for a recall.

Ola Kamara could also be provided with his first start of the season in attack.

DC United possible starting lineup:
Kempin; Alfaro, Brillant, Hines-Ike; Gressel, Felipe, Moreno, Mora; Asad, Flores; Kamara

Philadelphia Union possible starting lineup:
Blake; Mbaizo, Glesnes, Elliott, Wagner; Martinez, Monteiro; Fontana, Bedoya; Santos, Burke


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We say: DC United 1-3 Philadelphia Union

While just two points separate the two teams, we cannot ignore Philadelphia's current form and DC United's defensive record. With that in mind, we are backing a convincing victory for the visitors, who are building some momentum in the Eastern Conference.



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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England9621149520
2Orlando City95311661018
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia9432117415
4Columbus Crew842296314
5New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls84041210212
6DC United9405911-212
7New York City FCNY City83231510511
8Atlanta UnitedAtlanta8251119211
9CF MontrealMontreal8323109111
10Nashville SCNashville825198111
11Inter MiamiInter Miami9225814-68
12Toronto81251015-55
13Chicago Fire8116413-94
14FC CincinnatiCincinnati7115617-114

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New England RevolutionNew England9621149520
2Orlando City95311661018
3Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia9432117415
4Columbus Crew842296314
5New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls84041210212
6DC United9405911-212
7New York City FCNY City83231510511
8Atlanta UnitedAtlanta8251119211
9CF MontrealMontreal8323109111
10Nashville SCNashville825198111
11Inter MiamiInter Miami9225814-68
12Toronto81251015-55
13Chicago Fire8116413-94
14FC CincinnatiCincinnati7115617-114

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