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Oppo Research: 5 Things about DC United

We look at the strengths and weaknesses of a DC United that recently stumbled.

DC United forward Christian Benteke | Courtesy DC United

In this edition of Oppo Research, Hudson River Blue spoke with Sarah Kallassy of The District Press to learn more about DC United, New York City FC’s opponent tomorrow when they face off at Audi Field in Washington, DC: Here is your NYCFC vs DC United preview.

1. The hope is running low 

Hudson River Blue: DC United have drawn three out of their last five matches, losing to the New Jersey Red Bulls and Austin FC. DC is still in the race for a playoff spot but just barely, as they are one point off 9th place with one game left. What’s the vibe in the seats at Audi Field these days?

Sarah Kallassy: Supporters are holding on to their last bit of hope for success on Saturday. It’s certainly been a frustrating winless stretch. Losing to your longtime rival, especially at home, hurts. We’re hoping for a strong performance on Saturday to reward DC United supporters a bit.

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