Goal! New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 1. Dwayne De Rosario (DC) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assist by Josh Wolff.
Encarando sus últimas dos semanas como jugador del United, el mediocampista Fred analiza la previa del duro clásico frente a New York Red Bulls. El partido se jugará este sábado a las 7:30 pm en el Red Bull Arena, y será transmitido por Comcast SportsNet
After kicking off their two-game homestand in style, the New York Red Bulls entertain D.C. United on Saturday night at Red Bull Arena in the second Atlantic Cup meeting of the season. The Red Bulls returned home from a four-game swing and cruised to a 5-0 victory against Toronto FC at midweek. United have played to three consecutive draws, conceding a late equalizer in the last two, most recently a 2-2 with Philadelphia last weekend.
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This past week, the fan voting for the 2011 AT&T MLS All-Star team came to an end, and this coming Sunday, the names of the “First XI” will be revealed, as will a 12th name—the player who garnered the most votes via text voting.
The announcement of the First XI will come at halftime of the match between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders (4 pm ET, ESPN). Immediately following the match, go to MLSsoccer.com to learn the name of the 12th All-Star.
D.C. United will play the second leg of the 2011 Atlantic Cup on Saturday night against bitter rival Red Bull New York. To prepare for this pivotal contest, we have prepared the usual media round-up with many key articles.
The league’s oldest rivalry is, historically, a one-sided affair. D.C. United have traditionally treated New York the way a dog treats a fire hydrant, raining on NY’s parade in the regular season, playoffs, Open Cup and more.
However, the tide has been turning over the past 18 months, punctuated by the 4-0 thrashing the Red Bulls put on United back in April. It’s months ago now, and both teams look different than they did then — thanks in large part to a blockbuster trade from a few weeks back.
WASHINGTON — For the third time this season, D.C. United are preparing for a second meeting against a club that dealt them a heavy loss earlier in the year.
Such is the case when United head to Red Bull Arena to take on archrivals New York on Saturday (7:30 pm ET, Comcast SportsNet), with memories of New York’s 4-0 romp at RFK Stadium in April still fresh in their players’ minds.
“It’s obviously a revenge game for us,” midfielder Chris Pontius said. “It’s a rivalry game, Eastern Conference opponent and they’re ahead of us in the standings.”
WASHINGTON — Past New York-D.C. United match ups have generally generated some memorable moments.
There’s Ben Olsen’s rare hat trick in a 4-2 win at RFK Stadium in 2007. There’s also DC’s frantic comeback at the Old Meadowlands Stadium in 2009, as United scored twice in injury time to win 3-2. And most recently, a 4-0 win earlier this season for the Red Bulls, punctuated by Juan Agudelo’s spectacular flicked-up, twisting, swerving volley to complete the rout.