D.C. United vs. Atlanta United has turned into one of the most heated matchups in the Eastern Conference and it's about to get even hotter.
D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid added some more spice to Sunday's Week 1 matchup at Audi Field (6 pm ET | ESPN and ESPN Deportes in USA; TSN2 in Canada), making it clear that he should be ahead of his Atlanta counterpart Brad Guzan in the US national team pecking order:
"I'm better than Brad Guzan," Hamid said. "He's a cool guy. I don't know him very well ... but it should be good beating him again."
D.C. own a 4W-2L-0D record in six all-time matches against the defending MLS Cup champs with Hamid noting: "For some reason, we've always had their number."
Atlanta have never taken a point in the nation's capital, but they'll try again on Sunday.
DC vs. ATL All-Time Matchups
- April 30, 2017: ATL 1, DC 3
- June 21, 2017: DC 2, ATL 1
- Aug. 23, 2017: DC 1, ATL 0
- March 11, 2018: ATL 3, DC 1
- July 21, 2018: ATL 3, DC 1
- Sept. 2, 2018: DC 3, ATL 1