DC United seem like a much-improved outfit since the arrival of Wayne Rooney and the honeymoon period for the English superstar should continue this week as the team from the capital hosts the New York Red Bulls. Both teams will be desperate to win this match and both teams will feel that they can win so we should be able to witness a great game of football.
The New York Red Bulls are playing some great football this season and it seems like the team is turning into a team that can go far. The side from the Big Apple had another win on the weekend as they beat the New England Revolution by two goals at home. That victory ensured that the Red Bulls are only two points behind their cross-city rivals, NYCFC. A win this match will see the Red Bulls move above NYCFC into second place and with games in hand, they will hope they can get to the top of the Eastern Conference. This will not be an easy game since DC United look like a side that have found a new energy boost due to the arrival of Wayne Rooney.
As far as the home team is concerned, DC United will look to play well at home. There is no real chance of DC United making the playoffs this season but the team will still be very determined in ensuring that there are good results. The hosts have many games in hand so moving up the ladder is a real possibility and they can do that by getting results. This will be a tough test for the home team but I think they will show character and fight.
While both teams have reasons to do well, I think this game will be decided by squad strength which means that the Red Bulls will win. They are the better side and I think they will do well enough to get the three points.