Match Time: 9/7/2020 07:00 Monday (GMT+8)
DC United expect to be without several players. New York City lists two players as doubtful or injured.
Doubtful: Bill Hamid, Steven Birnbaum, Chris Odoi-Atsem (all undisclosed)
Injured/unavailable: Felipe Martins, Paul Arriola (both knee); Edison Flores (facial), Russell Canouse (leg)
New York City
Doubtful: Gedion Zelalem (knee)
Injured/unavailable: Sebastien Ibeagha (hamstring)
MAIN PREDICTION: AWAY WIN
DC United snapped their six-match winless streak at three defeats and three draws with a 1-0 away shutout over the New York Red Bulls. Erik Sorga scored the lone goal of the game in the eighth minute of second-half stoppage time. It was the club's second win of the season to accompany three draws and four defeats for nine points but they still sit in the lower half of the Eastern Conference.
New York City is finding their groove as they left New England Revolution with a 2-0 victory under their arms for their third straight league triumph. They've outscored their opponents 6-1 in those trio of games and posted two clean sheets. The winner came on the hour mark courtesy of a New England own goal and man of the match Heber dos Santos added some insurance 11 minutes later. New York City now has four wins and five defeats for 12 points.
DC United hasn't scored a first-half goal in the league this season and still lack enough scoring to consistently earn points. I expect a New York City victory.
HEAD TO HEAD
New York City won 2-0 away last season and drew 0-0 at home. They also won 2-1 away in the US League Cup.