Competition: Major League Soccer – DC United vs. New England Revolution
Venue: RFK Stadium – Sunday, June 21 – 17:00 ET (22:00 BST – June 21)
Match Odds: DC United 7/5 – Draw 12/5 – New England Revolution 9/5
The home side have lost their last two regular season games but picked up a 3-1 win in midweek over Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the US Open Cup.
Ben Olsen‘s side have lost just once at home so far this season and this is a huge tie as they could increase the gap to seven points ahead of The Revs, but they have a game in hand.Embed from Getty Images
DC are currently on 28 points, while New England have 24, and these two sides will feel they should be battling it out for top spot in the Eastern Conference.
New England Revolution come into the game off the back of their poor midweek performance against Charlotte Independence in the US Open Cup. The 1-0 home loss is a bad result which they will want to improve upon quickly.
Jay Heaps will be concerned with his sides recent form, having won just one in their last seven games. A win in this weekend’s game would be a huge result.
Their 2-0 home win against Chicago Fire ensured they cannot fall down to third this weekend, as Orlando City are just four points behind. Heaps cannot afford for a lacklustre performance as they will be picked apart by DC.Embed from Getty Images
DC United will be without the injured Michael Farfan, Eddie Johnson and Collin Martin. Chris Pontius and Sean Franklin are doubts for this one, while Davy Arnaud and Perry Kitchen are both one yellow away from a suspension.
New England Revolution have just two injury concerns; Darrius Barnes and Jermaine Jones will be sidelined.
DC United’s last five in MLS: L/W/W/L/L
New England Revolution’s last five in MLS: L/D/D/L/W
Key Stat: Leaky – New England have conceded at least two goals in their last three MLS games.
Key Player: Jairo Arrieta – The DC forward has netted five so far this season and will be hoping to impress this weekend.Embed from Getty Images
DC United 2-1 New England Revolution – A tight game with DC coming out on top. They cannot afford to lose this one and can get back to winning ways in a huge fixture for both sides.