2019-10-06-DC-CIN

2019 MLS Regular Season – Week 31
D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati
Audi Field – Washington D.C.
October 6 – 4:00 PM ET


STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada


D.C. United are looking to lock up an Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs home game on Decision Day presented by AT&T against an FC Cincinnati side hoping to end their inaugural MLS season on a high note.


D.C. United (13-10-10) moved a step closer to hosting a first-round game when they played the rival New York Red Bulls to a 0-0 draw at Red Bull Arena Sunday. Bill Hamid made a huge reaction save to deny Cristian Casseres from close range as the Black-and-Red registered a fourth straight clean sheet, extending their shutout streak to 414 minutes.


FC Cincinnati (6-22-5) set a new MLS record for most goals conceded in a single season in a 1-1 draw with Orlando City SC, the previous record-holder, in their home finale Sunday. Allan Cruz gave the hosts the lead with his seventh goal of the season, but Benji Michel leveled in the first minute of second-half stoppage time for the Lions, who were eliminated from playoff contention after New England defeated NYCFC.


In the first meeting this season, Lucas Rodriguez struck for a brace and Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola added second-half goals in a 4-1 rout for D.C. United at Nippert Stadium July 18.

DC United vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview - D.C. United

D.C. United vs. FC Cincinnati

Sunday, October 6 at 4:00 PM ET
Audi Field

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D.C. United

DC United vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Jalen Robinson (D) - knee injury
    • PROBABLE: Ola Kamara (F) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: Wayne Rooney (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None


FC Cincinnati

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DC United vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview - Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • OUT: Darren Mattocks (F) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Kekuta Manneh (F) - shoulder surgery
    • QUESTIONABLE: Spencer Richey (GK) - back injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Frankie Amaya (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Corben Bone (M) - hip injury
  • Suspended: Allan Cruz (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None


Series Matchup at D.C. United


  • This is the first all-time meeting between D.C. United and FC Cincinnati at Audi Field. D.C. United defeated FC Cincinnati, 4-1, in the first all-time meeting at Nippert Stadium July 18.


Officials


  • Referee: Dave Gantar
  • Assistant Referees:  Jason White, CJ Morgante
  • 4th Official:  Ismir Pekmic
  • VAR:  Rosendo Mendoza

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