The New York Red Bulls (10-7-6, 36 pts.) will head to Audi Field on Saturday, August 6 for the final leg of 2022 Atlantic Cup against D.C. United (6-12-3, 21 pts.). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET with coverage on MSG, MSG GO, and New York Red Bulls Radio in English and Spanish via TuneIn, the New York Red Bulls app and NewYorkRedBulls.com.

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Get to know who the Red Bulls will be playing in their upcoming matchup.

How they’re doing

With just 21 points from 22 games, DC United sits in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.

On July 30, the club earned just its second win in the last 12 matches – scoring twice in stoppage time to take down Orlando City, 2-1, at home. The other win during this stretch was also against Orlando City, a 5-3 thriller in Florida.

Its most recent match was a 3-0 loss against Charlotte FC.

While DC has struggled on the offensive end, sitting third from the bottom of the Eastern Conference with 28 goals, its primary woes have been on the defense, giving up a league-worst 47 goals in MLS play.

The team’s latest win against Orlando was the only time in the last eight matches that it had not conceded at least two goals, including a 7-0 defeat at Philadelphia.

Head-to-head history

DC United leads the all-time series 44-36-18, but the Red Bulls have already earned two three-goal victories this season against their Atlantic Cup rivals.

Their last meeting was on May 28, when New York scored a couple stellar goals to earn a 4-1 home victory in MLS play.

The two teams had met in U.S. Open Cup at Red Bull Arena on May 10, with Luquinhas, John Tolkin, and Zach Ryan finding the back of the net to help New York advance, 3-0.

Player to watch – Forward Taxiarchis Fountas

In his first season with the club, Fountas has been one of the team’s lone bright spots going forward.

He has 11 goals and three assists in his 15 appearances. 

The Greek international has scored six goals since the end of June, including a hat trick in the team’s first win over Orlando and the 95th minute game-winner of its most recent Orlando victory.

DC has won four of the seven matches that Fountas has scored in, dropping just one of those contests.

The 26-year-old joined the professional ranks as a teenager in 2011 with AEK Athens and has featured for clubs in Austria, Germany and Greece in the time since. He joined DC United on a designated player contract in January from Austria’s Rapid Wien, where he scored 47 goals in 93 appearances for the club across three seasons.