Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. New York Red Bulls
Owning the Rivalry
D.C. United has faced historic rival New York Red Bulls a total of 60 times in the regular season. The overall record tips United’s way, standing at 31-20-9, with the Black-and-Red posting an 18-9-4 mark at home.
One Win Shy of 300
If D.C. United claims victory tonight over the New York Red Bulls, then it will be the club’s 300th win across all competitions, making the Black-and-Red the second team in MLS history to achieve the mark. The LA Galaxy was the first team in MLS to achieve 300 victories.
Pontius With 5 vs. NY in 2012
United attacking midfielder Chris Pontius had a breakout season in 2012, scoring 12 goals on the season – five of which came against the Red Bulls – and notched his first-ever MLS hat trick against New York on 4/22/12 at RFK Stadium.
New York’s Goalie Woes
New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles has a GAA of 1.67, the worst mark in MLS thus far in 2013.
New York sits in last place in League winning percentage (.375) when scoring the first goal. In the Red Bulls’ last match against the Chicago Fire on 4/7/13, Chicago scored three unanswered goals after New York tallied in the 17th minute. New York is also last in the League when leading at halftime (.250), letting seven of its 10 (70%) goals allowed in the second half.
D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls - Saturday, April 13, 7:00p.m. ET - Tickets available online