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DC United take on New York Red Bulls in the Major League Soccer game on September 24. The DC United vs New York Red Bulls possible lineups will focus on several key changes that could happen to the two teams.
DC United vs New York Red Bulls Predicted Lineups and News
DC United find themselves in 9th place coming into the match. Coach Wayne Rooney is likely to be slightly concerned coming into the match with his personal record against New York Red Bulls quite poor after having managed no wins in three outings. DC United are 9th in the Eastern Conference table with the team coming under pressure from the likes of Chicago Fire and New York City.
The struggles of New York Red Bulls have seen the team remain in a precarious position. The Eastern Conference table witnesses Troy Lesesne’s team in the 14th position – just one place on the bottom. Even though New York Red Bulls have a nine-point advantage over Toronto, they are likely to be concerned about the overall form.
Team News: DC United
The DC United vs New York Red Bulls potential lineups could see a number of players missing from action. Rooney is definitely without Martin Rodriguez due to the cruciate ligament injury. Tyler Miller has an abdominal injury that will keep him out of action while Derrick Williams is suffering from a calf injury. Steve Birnbaum has a hip problem that will keep him out of the game while Mohanad Jeahze will be missing due to a thigh injury.
DC United Predicted Lineup
Alex Bono, Ruan, Donovan Pines, Brendan Hines-Ike, Eric Davis, Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Mateusz Klich, Gabriel Pirani, Christian Benteke, José Fajardo Nelson
Team News: New York Red Bulls
The DC United vs New York Red Bulls lineups is also not without its fair share of injury problems. Troy Lesesne comes into the game without Lewis Morgan because of a hip problem while Steven Sserwadda and Serge Ngoma are also ruled out of the game because of a hamstring and knee injury respectively. The lack of too many injury problems mean that New York Red Bulls might think about shuffling the pack in search of a 1st victory in five games.
New York Red Bulls Predicted Lineup
Carlos Coronel, Kyle Duncan, Sean Nealis, Andrés Reyes, John Tolkin, Luquinhas, Daniel Edelman, Frankie Amaya, Dru Yearwood, Elias Manoel, Dante Vanzeir
Will Christian Benteke Play Today?
Former Premier League star Christian Benteke is one of the leading scorers in the MLS this season with 10 league goals and 3 assists from his 28 appearances. The 32-year-old has not been on the scoresheet in the last 3 matches, but his overall form has been quite good. As the focal point of the attack, DC United will rely heavily on the striker to come up with the goods. He has been 100% fit and ready.
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