Date: September 11, 2014
Venue: Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, USA
Kick-off time: 1:00 BST
The second leg of the Atlantic Cup will see New York Red Bulls hosting DC United in the annual meet. The current holder of the Atlantic Cup, New York Red Bulls suffered a defeat in the last game away at the RFK Stadium.
Red Bulls will be looking to exact the revenge in this reverse fixture with the home advantage on their side.
New York Red Bull’s form: L-W-W-L-W
Against Sporting Kansas side, whose main intention was to frustrate the Yorkers, they achieved an emphatic victory. The talking point of the game was veteran striker, Thierry Henry’s superb strike from the edge of the penalty box that just whizzed past Kansas keeper in the right hand top corner.
Against DC United in the finale match of the Atlantic Cup, all the players will be excited to keep the trophy to themselves.
DC United’s form: W-W-L-W-D
A midweek fixture draw against Whitecaps FC away from home will be another disappointment in the run of games for the Capital city team; even then, they still have a five-point lead in the Easter conference. A win against Red Bulls in the last fixture should provide confidence to the DC players.
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid has been the standout performer in the last few matches and has kept them in a decent position in the Eastern conference.
New York Red Bulls: Thierry Henry
The ex-Arsenal striker still has that magic left in him and even at this advanced age, he is still a vital component in the Red Bulls side. His pace might have reduced considerably, but the clinical Henry is still here to stay.
DC United: Bill Hamid
The goalkeeper has been in a phenomenal form pulling off extraordinary saves in the past two matches. His good form continues and DC United can get the Atlantic Cup back.
DC United will be a tough side to beat given their form and I will be surprised if New York, 1.6 (bet365) win this one. It might be a low-scoring affair, with BetVictor offering 2.1 for less than 2.5 goals to be scored in the game.