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28 August 3:47 pm

A look into Wednesday's DC-NY clash

As we approach the latest chapter in D.C. United-New York Red Bulls history tomorrow night at RFK Stadium, here’s a historic look back into Major League Soccer’s fiercest rivalry.

In the history of Major League Soccer, no other team has beat a team as much as D.C. United has beat the New York Red Bulls. D.C. United holds an impressive 31-20-7 all-time record against the Red Bulls. At home, D.C. United holds a 18-9-3 advantage, scoring an impressive 65 goals against the New York Red Bulls.

As we approach the latest chapter in D.C. United-New YorkRed Bulls history tomorrow night at RFK Stadium, here’s a historic look backinto Major League Soccer’s fiercest rivalry.

In the history of Major League Soccer, no other team hasbeat a team as much as D.C. United has beat the New York Red Bulls. D.C. Unitedholds an impressive 31-20-7 all-time record against the Red Bulls. At home,D.C. United holds a 18-9-3 advantage, scoring an impressive 65 goals againstthe New York Red Bulls.

Biggest win: 9/16/1998 – when the Black-and-Red beat thethen-MetroStars 5-0 at Giants Stadium.

Most goals: Jamie Moreno, with 24 to his name.

Fastest goal: On 6/24/12, D.C. United stunned the New YorkRed Bulls at Red Bull Arena with a Pontius goal just 31 seconds into the match.Pontius’ header from point blank range was D.C. United’s fastest goal in theclub’s 17-year history.

Post-season record: 5-1-1. United’s only loss came in ashootout on 9/24/96 after the score remained deadlocked at 2-2.

20 August 12:00 pm

Plus a look into matchup history with the Chicago Fire

Shanoksy (right) playing for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Today, the NASL named Fort Lauderdale Strikers midfielder Conor Shanosky Defensive Player of the Week following a strong performance on the road against the Puerto Rico Islanders on 8/18. Shanosky, D.C. United’s third homegrown player to sign with the first team (following Bill Hamid and Andy Najar), is currently on a season-long loan with the Strikers.

Shanosky has helped the Strikers to an 8-7-8 record this season, playing in 23 games with 22 starts for the NASL side.

D.C. UNITED VS CHICAGO FIRE:

Today, the NASL named Fort Lauderdale Strikers midfielderConor Shanosky Defensive Player of the Week following a strong performance onthe road against the Puerto Rico Islanders on 8/18. Shanosky, D.C. United’sthird homegrown player to sign with the first team (following Bill Hamid andAndy Najar), is currently on a season-long loan with the Strikers.

Shanosky has helped the Strikers to an 8-7-8 record thisseason, playing in 23 games with 22 starts for the NASL side.

D.C. UNITED VS CHICAGO FIRE:

D.C. United holds the all-time advantage against the Fire(16-15-10) and also holds a 10-7-4 record at RFK Stadium. When in the friendly confines of RFK Stadium,D.C. United has scored an impressive 33 goals in 21 matchups.

Biggest win: 4-1 over Chicago on 7/18/1998 at RFK Stadium (Roy Lassiter with 3 goals in the game).

Number of ties: 10 over 41 matchups.

Top goal scorer in matchup history: Jaime Moreno (10).

17 August 5:19 pm

Unprecedented access will tell a different story of the typical day for MLS’ 2011 MVP

D.C. United, along with NBC Sports Group, will participate in the production of a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 MLS MVP, Dwayne De Rosario that will air as part of the “MLS 36” series on NBC Sports Network. Filming will begin tomorrow morning at 6:45 A.M. and will chronicle every move the Black-and-Red striker makes over the next two days as he prepares, and plays against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday at 5:00 P.M. (NBC Sports Network).

D.C. United, along with NBC Sports Group, will participatein the production of a behind-the-scenes look at the 2011 MLS MVP, Dwayne DeRosario that will air as part of the “MLS 36” series on NBC Sports Network.Filming will begin tomorrow morning at 6:45 A.M. and will chronicle every movethe Black-and-Red striker makes over the next two days as he prepares, andplays against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday at 5:00 P.M. (NBC SportsNetwork).

So far this season, NBC Sports Group has filmed similarpieces with Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes), and Freddy Montero(Seattle Sounders FC).

Production will begin when De Rosario wakes up the daybefore the game against Philadelphia and will end when he leaves RFK followingthe game on Sunday evening.

Check back for updates on when thespecial will air on NBC Sports Network.