This Sunday the New York Red Bulls will visit D.C. United at Audi Field. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m ET.
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Players Need To Bring Their A Game on Sunday
Once again the Red Bull concluded a game with a 1-1 draw after netting the first goal of the match.
After the match Head Coach Gerhard Struber put emphasis on wanting to see more from his players, especially in terms of them playing up to their personal limit.
“In the end, the last 20 to 25 minutes, we were not hungry enough to bring the momentum back in our hand and create one or more chances,” said Struber. “I think this was in the end what we miss and when we think right now about our next opponent, D.C. United, we need everyone with our identity from the first to the last second on the same page, with an outstanding attitude and then we can win also away, but when some players cannot on his personal limit then we are not ready for three points.”
The 1-1 draw in Toronto extended New York’s road unbeaten streak to three games.
Return of Caden Clark Adds More Depth to Midfield Options
Caden Clark, who has scored four goals this season, made his return to the pitch in Toronto. His availability will give more attacking options to Struber and the coaching staff.
Clark has yet to score a road goal this season and will look to net his first goal against D.C.
Venezuelan midfielder Wiki Carmona has started four consecutive games for New York and will look to extend that streak in the nation’s capital.
Let’s not forget that Frankie Amaya has one goal, and Cristian Cásseres Jr. has four.
D.C. With Two Losses in Last Four Games
Although they've lost two in their last four, D.C. will arrive to Sunday's match motivated after grabbing a 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire FC.
Their current top goalscorer is Ola Kamara with six goals.
They’re currently ninth in the Eastern Conference Standings, just one point below the Red Bulls.