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Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

Five key notes ahead of the first match-up of the 2013 I-95 Rivalry (5 p.m.; ESPN2)

Tale of the Tape: Bill Hamid

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Ready to Rumble
Over a total of seven MLS regular-season games between the Union and the Black-and-Red, there have been a total of 166 fouls, 22 yellow cards, and 10 red cards.

The Union’s Soft Spot
Historically, five of United’s 11 goals against the Union came in the 61st-75th minute interval. In 2013, the Union has allowed three of its seven goals allowed during that same interval.

Closely Matched
Five of the first seven meetings between D.C. United and the Philadelphia Union were decided by just one goal.

Score for the Camera
Through 58 MLS regular season matches in 2013, the League averages 2.2 goals per game. Of those matches featured on ESPN’s family of networks, the average is 4.5 goals per game. United’s last match broadcasted on ESPN2 was 9/20/12, which was against Philadelphia, ended when a then- recently acquired and former Union striker Lionard Pajoy netted a game-winner, securing a 1-0 win and three points for the Black-and-Red.

Not In Our House
The Philadelphia Union has never beaten D.C. United at RFK stadium (0-1-2).

D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union - Sunday, April 21, 5:00p.m. ET on ESPN2 - Tickets available online