This week, D.C. United pulled off the ultimate gamesmanship. In order to confuse, anger, and troll the New England Revolution, they announced plans for a soccer-specific stadium just days before playing in an enormous I95 Cup match in RFK.
If D.C. can win the final four matches in the I95 competition they could conceivable still win the whole thing, salvaging an otherwise awful season. New England as well should be looking to win out. A draw will hurt New England's cause, even though taking the full three will still leave them in third place, a full point behind the Philadelphia Union - who following this weekend will have two games in hand on New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia, and D.C. leaving them in a comfortable position in the second half of the season.
DC who has recently taken 4 out of 6 points from New England in all competitions will be looking to win in front of their home crowd, as there are euphoric feelings around the club following their stadium announcements. New England will be looking to bring DC back down to earth - as lest we forget the Chicago Fire just put a beat-down on DC last weekend.
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