DC United vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 8
D.C. United vs. New York City FC
Audi Field — Washington
April 21 - 4:00 PM ET



Two teams on opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings meet at Audi Field on Sunday afternoon, as D.C. United hosts New York City FC. 

The Black and Red went 1-0-1 in a busy Week 7, following a 0-0 home draw against the Montreal Impact with a 3-2 victory at the Colorado Rapids. NYCFC helped open Allianz Field and, thanks to an Ismael Tajouri-Shradi brace, left with a share of the spoils from a 3-3 draw with Minnesota United. Their first win of the season remained out of grasp. 

The clubs have met just once at Audi Field, with D.C. winning 3-1 and clinching a berth in the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs. In the first meeting this season, they played to a 0-0 draw at Yankee Stadium as goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Bill Hamid put forth spectacular efforts.

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • OUT: Antonio Bustamante (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Joseph Mora (M) - broken jaw
    • OUT: Chris McCann (D) - hamstring injury
    • QUESTIONABLE:  Leonardo Jara (D) - shoulder injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Valentin Castellanos (F) - concussion
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at D.C. United

  • D.C. United: 4 wins, 10 goals
  • NYCFC: 1 win, 6 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Nick Uranga
  • 4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira
  • VAR: Daniel Radford

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