DC United vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview
Two teams on opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings meet at Audi Field on Sunday afternoon, as D.C. United hosts New York City FC.
The Black and Red went 1-0-1 in a busy Week 7, following a 0-0 home draw against the Montreal Impact with a 3-2 victory at the Colorado Rapids. NYCFC helped open Allianz Field and, thanks to an Ismael Tajouri-Shradi brace, left with a share of the spoils from a 3-3 draw with Minnesota United. Their first win of the season remained out of grasp.
The clubs have met just once at Audi Field, with D.C. winning 3-1 and clinching a berth in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. In the first meeting this season, they played to a 0-0 draw at Yankee Stadium as goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Bill Hamid put forth spectacular efforts.
Series Matchup at D.C. United
D.C. United: 4 wins, 10 goals
NYCFC: 1 win, 6 goals
Referee: Allen Chapman
Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Nick Uranga
4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
VAR: Daniel Radford