Honours even as DC face New England
The MLS is in full swing as DC United host New England Revolution with both sides in contrasting form. Will Wayne Rooney’s team find their mojo or with the Revs continue their good run? Have a read of our preview here:
Champions League huge for Celtic
The tables and form guide in this one suggest that DC United are absolutely flying but nothing, right now at least, could be further from the truth. No one is talking about a crisis in DC but there are certainly a number of issues that need addressing.
One win in eight is not the record of a side that are going for a title but that doesn’t paint the full picture. DC have also only lost twice in the last ten games but the six draws are a frustration for the head coach Ben Olsen.
Three 1-1 scorelines, a 3-3 against Chicago Fire in which their opponents hit a 92nd-minute leveller and a 0-0 have made things for the side feel a lot more sluggish than they did at the start of the campaign when winning was the habit of the day.
Rooney still a class
The former England captain has shown that he is capable of pulling the strings in the MLS and, despite having his detractors back home, he is ripping it up for DC. In fact, it is fair to say that if the club didn’t have the former-Manchester United forward then they would be nowhere near the top spot in the East.
Rooney leads DC in scoring with an impressive 10 strikes already to his name. Out of those 10, five of them have been game-winning goals leading to a points haul of at least 10 by himself. He also has five assists which means he has had a direct had in 15 MLS goals this season already – that is 60% of the total DC United have scored all season.
New England Reving it up
New England started the campaign really badly but have hit form at the perfect time. They are unbeaten in the last seven games and have won their previous two back-to-back but still lack a clinical striker with midfielder Charles Gil being their most prolific goalscorer hitting the net just four times.
Bruce Arena will be delighted with the impact he has made since taking charge last season and it will be interesting to see just how far they can go.
DC United v New England Revolution betting tip
This one should be a close game with DC very tough to beat and New England in a rich vein of form, therefore, backing this match to end in a draw at odds of 13/5 seems a reasonable bet.