Greetings from RFK Stadium on a heavenly spring day/evening in the nation’s capital — an idyllic setting for a nationally televised rivalry match between D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the treasured Atlantic Cup.

Kickoff: 8:08 p.m. ET.


Announcers: Adrian Healey, John Harkes.

United leads the all-time regular season series, 29-18-7, and is 17-8-3 at RFK. Last year, the Red Bulls claimed a 2-0 victory in Washington, ending a seven-game winless rut in league play at RFK.

Factoid: United’s most productive 15-minute interval in the regular season series is between the 76th and 90th minutes (23 of 107 total goals). The second highest is between the 61st and 75th (19).

For a pregame read: Jeff Maurer, The Post’s fan blogger, doesn’t much like the Big Apple.

Back later with DCU’s lineup and subs.....

DCU LINEUP: Hamid; Korb, Jakovic, Kitchen, Burch; Fred, Simms, McCarty, Pontius; Wolff, Davies. Subs: Onstad, White, Barklage, Quaranta, Boskovic, Najar, Ngwenya.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame observations are welcome in our comments section. Enjoy!