Aug 31, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT
DC United looks to keep themselves at the top of the Eastern Conference as they take on the New York Red Bulls in the Atlantic Cup at 2:55pm ET live on NBCSN or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
They will need to put a stop to Bradley Wright-Phillips at the head of New York’s attack, who has scored in more matches than not this season and tops the MLS goals tally at the moment.
Since grabbing the top spot, DC has had a roller coaster ride of late, with massive losses to Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy sandwiching huge wins over Colorado and Sporting KC.
Meanwhile New York is still fighting hard for a playoff spot, and can put themselves into a playoff position with a win and three points today. They currently sit two points shy of that fourth position, right in the middle of the seven-team clog that stand within five points of each other.
DC United: Hamid; Kemp, Birnbaum, Boswell, Franklin; Rolfe, Kitchen, Arnaud, DeLeon; Espindola, Silva.
Bench: Willis, Caskey, Neal, Johnson, Attakora, Opare, Jeffrey.
New York Red Bulls: Robles; Miller, Olave, Sekagya, Duvall; Oyongo, Cahill, McCarty, Sam; Henry, Wright-Phillips.
Bench: Meara, Eckersley, Armando, Alexander, Luyindula, Stevenson, Sene.
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