Major League Soccer's longest-standing rivalry continues Saturday when D.C. United battles the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.
United holds a 34-25-12 advantage. But since the opening of Red Bull Arena in 2010, New York is 7-2-3 against D.C. and has shut out its rival in seven of the previous 12 matches at the arena.
The Red Bulls (2-3-1) have struggled to score goals in the first month of the season. Bradley Wright-Phillips, the Golden Boot leader the past two seasons, has struck just twice and midfielder Daniel Royer has the other goal. New York's other two goals have come via forced own goals.
The seven Red Bulls homegrown players on the 2017 roster combined for just 574 minutes through six games last season. In 2017, the same seven players have racked up 1,073 minutes, the most minutes for homegrown players on one club in MLS this year.
D.C. United (2-2-1) went scoreless in the first three matches but scored two goals in each of the past two matches, both home victories over Eastern Conference rivals Philadelphia Union and New York City FC.