New York City FC vs. DC United | MLS Match Preview
New York City FC vs. D.C. United
YANKEE STADIUM, Bronx, N.Y.
August 13, 2015 (MLS Game #236)
7 pm ET (MLS Live)
New York City FC and D.C. United meet for the first time ever in a critical match for both clubs, when they face off at Yankee Stadium on Thursday evening. NYCFC come into the match off back-to-back losses after their archrival New York Red Bulls completed a season sweep with a 2-0 win Sunday at Red Bull Arena, leaving the Sky Blues four points out of the final playoff position. United have won a season-long three consecutive league games, now sitting atop the Supporters’ Shield race by two points, after holding out for a 1-0 victory at the Montréal Impact last weekend.
REFEREE: Jorge Gonzalez. AR1 (bench): Adam Wienckowski; AR2 (opposite): Joe Fletcher; 4th: David Gantar
MLS Career: 121 games; FC/gm: 25.2; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 38; pens: 31
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: NYC: Shay Facey, Andrew Jacobson, Kwame Watson-Siriboe … DC: Davy Arnaud, Taylor Kemp, Perry Kitchen
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NYC: Kwadko Poku, R.J. Allen, Chris Wingert, Jason Hernandez … DC: Bobby Boswell, Conor Doyle, Sean Franklin
DISABLED LIST: NYC: Tony Taylor
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME: First meeting.
FUTURE MATCH: 10/2: D.C. United vs. New York City FC, 7 p.m. (UniMas)
- The teams are meeting for the first time ever. They have a return match set for Oct. 2 at RFK Stadium.
- Coaches record: Ben Olsen vs. NYC: first game … Jason Kreis vs. DC: P12 W5 L4 D3