New York vs DC United | Rivals from Day One

From the time that D.C. and New York first faced off in the inaugural MLS season in 1996, it became abundantly clear that these two teams had a special distaste for each other. 

Over the course of the next 23 years, that distaste has grown and matured into one of the most storied rivalries in Major League Soccer, the Atlantic Cup.

Players and coaches, past and present, share their memories of the most defining, unforgettable and strange moments throughout the two teams’ shared history. 


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