Major League Soccer: New York City tops DC United 2-0 on Wednesday

WASHINGTON. New York City beats DC United with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Callens (6') and a penalty scored by V. Castellanos (45').


WASHINGTON. New York City defeats DC United with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Callens (6′) and a penalty scored by V. Castellanos (45′).

The match was played at the Audi Field stadium in Washington on Wednesday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Chris Penso who was helped by Charles Morgante and Gianni Facchini. The 4th official was Silviu Petrescu. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 11.6 degrees Celsius or 52.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 32%.​

Match Statistics

New York City was in firm control of the ball 55% while DC United was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

DC United was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 0 were on target. Nevertheless, New York City found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

DC United shot 8 times, 0 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, New York City shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.


DC United received 1 yellow card (R. Romo). On the opposite side, New York City received 3 yellow cards (S. Rodriguez, V. Castellanos and ).

After playing this match, DC United will stay with 13 points like Columbus Crew and Charlotte to stay in the 17th place. On the other side, New York City will have 17 points to stay in the 11th place.

Match Events

  • 6'

    A. Callens

    C. Gloster

  • 20'

    R. Romo

  • 36'

    S. Rodriguez

  • 45'

    V. Castellanos (Penalty)

  • 46'

    J. Gressel

    T. Alfaro

  • 46'

    S. Guediri

    B. Smith

  • 46'

    T. Fountas

    G. Yow

  • 56'

    M. Chanot

    T. Andrade

  • 57'

    D. Skundrich

    R. Canouse

  • 64'

    V. Castellanos

  • 72'

    N. Robertha

    E. Flores

  • 72'

    M. Meineche

    C. Gloster

  • 90'

    G. Zelalem

    K. Parks

  • 90'


    T. Magno

  • 90'

    G. Zelalem

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, DC United will host Toronto on the 21st of May with a 16-11 head to head in favor of DC United (11 draws).

New York City will host Chicago Fire on the 22nd of May with a 8-3 head to head in favor of New York City (5 draws).

DC United: Formation and Lineups

DC United started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).

The manager Hernán Pablo Losada chose to play with the following team: Rafael Romo (6.8), Donovan Pines (7.2), Steve Birnbaum (6.8), Tony Alfaro (6.3), Brendan Hines-Ike (5.9), Sofiane Djeffal (7.1), Russell Canouse (6.5), Bradley Smith (6.3), Griffin Yow (6.8), Edison Flores (6.8) and Ola Kamara (6.1).


DC United made 5 changes: T. Alfaro for J. Gressel (46′), B. Smith for S. Guediri (46′), G. Yow for T. Fountas (46′), R. Canouse for D. Skundrich (57′) and E. Flores for N. Robertha (72′).

Top player: Donovan Pines

Probably the most impressive player in DC United was Donovan Pines.

His rating is (7.2) with 48 passes (77% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 6.

New York City: Formation and Lineups

New York City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Ronny Deila played with: Sean Johnson (6.5), Nicolás Acevedo (6.8), Thiago Martins (7.1), Alexander Callens (7.4), Chris Gloster (7.0), Keaton Parks (7.3), Alfredo Morales (7.4), Thiago Andrade (7.4), Santiago Rodríguez (7.7), Talles Magno (7.0) and Valentin Castellanos (7.1).

New York City could not rely on the presence of Heber (injured).


New York City made 4 changes: T. Andrade for M. Chanot (56′), C. Gloster for M. Meineche (72′), K. Parks for G. Zelalem (90′) and T. Magno for Heber (90′).

Top player: Santiago Rodríguez

The player who no doubt impressed New York City the most was Santiago Rodríguez even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.7) with 37 passes (75% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 9 duels out of 16. He performed 6 crosses.

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