MLS – New York take on D.C. United
This Thursday sees NYC go head to head with D.C. at Yankee Stadium – Kick-off 3:00am GMT.
Thursday’s clash between NYC and D.C., sees third take on fourteenth in the League.
New York arrive at this meeting, having secured 45 points so far this season
NYC will take a huge positive from their recent 2-1 win against Orlando City at Exploria Stadium.
Also, Ronny Deila knows that a run of four losses in five matches for his NYC side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Their position is third in the League and they have 45 points, that is, 0W, 0L and 0D.
NYC’s home record is commendable, having won eight meetings, drawn three games, and lost two matches this season. This record should be most concerning for D.C..
New York will have 48 points if they manage to secure a victory.
It’s 22 points so far for D.C. United this season, going into this game
It was three points secured for D.C. in their last fixture, beating Atlanta United 3-2 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Also, D.C. need to get out of the losing habit, with 11 recorded in the last 15 matches. With 22 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in fourteenth position in the League.
D.C. have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won two meetings, drawn one game, and lost 10 meetings of their 13 League matches playing away this season.
A win in this fixture would take D.C. United’s points to 25 in the League.
New York v D.C. United – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels NYC and D.C. have faced each other 17 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in NYC’s favour (9 – 5). In addition, nine of the past 17 matches between NYC and D.C. have resulted in an NYC win. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and D.C. United took all three points winning 0-2 away.
Players to watch
For NYC, Cody Nobles scored in 27 League matches this season, while Bilal Abdul, one of their best scorers, has netted in 27 League fixtures this MLS Season for D.C.