NYCFC vs D.C.United: Battle of the top strikers
Alexandru Mitrita and Wayne Rooney will face off in a meeting of two of the top strikers in the league.
Arriving from Romania, Mitrita warranted a transfer fee of €8 million this offseason, the highest fee that has ever been paid by a club not named Atlanta United, and is expected to be the main source of offense for NYCFC this year. On the reverse side, Rooney stands as a top striker for D.C. and was instrumental in their redemption last season.
Mitrita can give his new club a big lift with a strong performance in this match. He was highly sought after by NYCFC and can announce his arrival in MLS with a goal against a strong D.C. United side.
For Rooney, the former Manchester United striker has yet to open his account in 2019. Luciano Acosta and Paul Arriola were the goal scorers in week one. Expect Rooney to be a threat in this match in New York City, as he almost always is.