New York City FC vs. DC United
|Date & Time||Sunday May 8, 2016, 5:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: DC United +108 / New York City FC +212 -- Over/Under:
FS1, MLS LIVE
DC United and New York City FC square off early Sunday night at the RFK Stadium.
DC United look to build on their solid 2-3-4 start to the season. DC United is relying on a defense that’s allowed one goal in its last two matches and 11 goals overall this season. DC United has allowed one or less goals in five straight matches. Offensively, DC United has six different players with at least 10 shot attempts. Álvaro Saborío leads DC United with three goals, Luciano Acosta has three assists and Fabián Espíndola has 33 shots. Defensively, Travis Worra has come away with 16 saves on 23 shots faced. DC United have earned points in five of their last seven home games.
New York City FC could use some points in this match to build on their 2-3-4 start to the season. New York City FC is led by an offense that’s scored four goals in its last two matches and has five different players with at least 13 shot attempts. Defensively, New York City FC has allowed 40 shots on goal and the 15 goals allowed are the most of any current East playoff team. David Villa leads New York City with six goals, Khiry Shelton has three assists and Steven Mendoza has 19 shots. Defensively, Josh Saunders has come away with 23 saves on 40 shots faced. New York City FC have lost four of their last five road games.
The two previous matches between these two teams were split down the middle. New York City won the match back in August and DC United won the match in October. The two previous meetings combined for seven goals scored.
New York City FC doesn’t earn many points on the road and has lost two of its three matches this season. DC United is a tough out at home and should be able to rely on its consistent defense to get the job done here.