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D.C. United will play their second match of the 2022 Major League Soccer (MLS) Regular Season against FC Cincinnati on Saturday, March 5 at 6 p.m. ET at TQL Stadium. This will be the Black-and-Red’s first away game of the season.

How Can I Follow The Match? 

Saturday’s match will be available live on NBC Sports Washington Plus and www.dcunited.com in English and TeleXitos in Spanish. The fans can also listen to the live match radio commentary on iHeartMedia Washington D.C.'s 104.7 WONK-FM in English and on the iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app in Spanish.

D.C. United News

D.C. United are coming off a 3-0 win against expansion side Charlotte FC on the opening day of the season on Feb. 26. Newcomer, Michael Estrada scored two goals on his MLS debut, followed by a goal from United’s 2021 top scorer, Ola Kamara. Russell Canouse and Jeremy Garay will not feature in the match after being listed as injured. 

Head Coach Hernán Losada on Upcoming Match:

“We will make adjustments [to play on the road], but never forget how we play and who we are. We have our style of play, and that will remain no matter who the opponent is, but of course, there are certain things that we need to adapt, adjust or be careful with based on the opponent… On the road, it’s also about experience and controlling the game in difficult moments. Not always playing at the same tempo or knowing when to go forward and when to keep the ball to kill the speed of play.”

FC Cincinnati News

FC Cincinnati traveled to Q2 Stadium to play Austin FC, where they lost 5-0 on Feb. 26. Former D.C. United midfielder Júnior Moreno joined FC Cincinnati after the team acquired him on Feb. 25, 2022, before their first match of the season. John Nelson and Beckham Sunderland will not feature in the match as they have been listed as injured.

Head to Head

Saturday will be the seventh time these two teams face each other in the MLS Regular Season, with D.C. United going unbeaten with an all-time record of 3-0-3 against FC Cincinnati. The last time they met the Black-and-Red won 4-2 at Audi Field on Sept. 25, 2020. The four goals were scored by Steven Birnbaum, Nigel Robertha, and two by former United forward Paul Arriola.