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Matchnight #6: D.C. United vs. Red Bulls

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!

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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