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New York Red Bulls vs. DC United | 2017 MLS Match Preview

New York Red Bulls vs. D.C. United
2017 MLS Regular Season - Week 30
Red Bull Arena - Harrison, N.J.
Wednesday, September 27 - 7:30 pm ET
WATCH: MLS LIVE

With D.C. United already set to miss their first post-season since 2013, the least they can do is try to take their Atlantic Cup rivals down with them. And with four shutout victories in their last six games, Ben Olsen's group are the side in better form, even though sixth-place New York are five spots above last-place D.C. in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Red Bulls remain above the playoff line despite a brutal Week 29 that included an away defeat to Sporting Kansas City in the U.S. Open Cup final, followed by a tough 3-2 road loss in the league at Columbus. Getting back into win column for the first time since Aug. 12 could right a lot of wrong's for Jesse Marsch's group, and bring them a major step closer to the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. But with a first home loss to D.C. since 2012, a collapse could be well and truly on.

New York Red Bulls

  • Suspended: None
  • Int’l Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: D - Gideon Baah (broken leg - out for season), M - Mike Grella (knee surgery - out for season), D - Aurelien Collin (plantar fasciitis) - READ; QUESTIONABLE: M - Daniel Royer (knee injury) - READ

Projected Starting XI

(3-4-3; left-to-right)
Luis Robles — Fidel Escobar, Aaron Long, Michael Murillo — Tyler Adams, Felipe, Sean Davis, Kemar Lawrence — Sacha Kljestan, Bradley Wright-Phillips, Alex Muyl

Notes: The Red Bulls have lost just once over their last regular season meetings against D.C. United (4W-3D). New York has outscored United 14-8 over that span. ... New York are unbeaten in their last five home games (3W-2D), conceding just three goals over that span. They had conceded eight goals in their previous five home games (2W-2L-1D). ... The Red Bulls average 2.2 goals per 90 minutes played with Gonzalo Verón on the field this year (617 minutes), and 1.2 goals scored per 90 minutes when he isn’t on the field (2,183 minutes).

DC United

  • Suspended: None
  • Int’l Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: M - Rob Vincent (left knee meniscus), M - Patrick Nyarko (concussion), D - Taylor Kemp (hip injury)

Projected Starting XI

(4-2-3-1, left to right)
Bill Hamid – Nick DeLeon, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Chris Korb – Russell Canouse, Marcelo Sarvas – Zoltan Stieber, Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola – Patrick Mullins

Notes: D.C. United have just one win over their last nine road games (8L). They have conceded multiple goals in seven of the nine games. ... Patrick Mullins' four-goal outburst for D.C. United last weekend is the only instance of an MLS player scoring four goals in one game since the start of the 2010 season (Jeff Cunningham got four for FC Dallas against Sporting Kansas City in August 2009).

All-Time Series

  • Overall: New York 26 wins (105 goals)... D.C. 34 wins (128 goals)... Ties 12
  • At New York: New York 16 wins (50 goals)... D.C. 13 wins (52 goals)... Ties 6

Officials

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NY Red Bulls
D.C. United

Season Stats

New York Red BullsD.C. United
29Games Played30
12Wins9
11Losses17
6Draws4
43Goals27
39Goals Conceded49
285Shots296
137Shots on Target132
418Fouls committed378
420Fouls suffered341
58Offside69
161Corners146

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NY87932431.5
DC157521270.9
01234+Avg
NY344121.7
DC753010.9
01234+Avg
NY535201.3
DC822200.9

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NY810551391.3
DC79725491.6
01234+Avg
NY661100.8
DC572111.1
01234+Avg
NY244411.9
DC225142.2
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