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D.C. United are set to play against Nashville SC in their 29th match of the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) Regular Season on Saturday, October 16, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. D.C. United will look to rebound after their late loss against Orlando City SC and maintain their winning streak at Audi Field.

In their last match, D.C. United fell 2-1 to Orlando City SC. The Black-and-Red started the match on the front foot, scoring the opening goal in the seventh minute. Julian Gressel's powerful right-footed shot from outside of the box gave the Black-and-Red the 1-0 lead. Ten minutes later, Orlando City found the equalizer when Robin Jansson mopped up a rebound.

In the second half, neither team were able to create any clear chances until the 87th minute. Orlando City attempted to take advantage of a counterattack and their shot beat Hamid but was denied by Joseph Mora. Then, in the dying minutes of added time, after a controversially awarded corner kick, Daryl Dike's glanced header snuck in at the near post.

D.C. United have an all-time record of 0-2-0 against Nashville SC. The last time the two teams met was on August 15, at Nissan Stadium, in a 5-2 loss for the Black-and-Red.

Head Coach Hernán Losada on the Upcoming Match:

“Every point counts. In the end, the difference between in or out of the playoffs can be one point or one victory, because victory is the first deciding factor when you are equal on points. Every detail is going to count from now on and, of course, we count on our fans to make Audi Field a difficult place for every opponent who comes and plays against us.”

D.C. United’s match against Nashville SC on Saturday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. ET will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus, TeleXitos, and www.dcunited.com.