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D.C. United Win 2-1 against New York City FC at Audi Field

April 17, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - D.C. United News Release

D.C. United (1-0-0, 3 pts.) 2 vs. 1 New York CIty FC (0-1-0, 0 pts.)

2021 MLS Regular Season

April 17, 2021 - Audi Field - Washington, DC

Player Notes

Brendan Hines-Ike scored his first MLS goal in his career in the 39th minute of the match.

Russell Canouse scored the game-winner in the 44th minute; his fourth goal all-time for the Black-and-Red.

Júnior Moreno recorded his first assist of the season in the 39th minute; his seventh of his career.

Julian Gressel recorded his first assist of the season in the 44th minute; his 39th all-time in MLS.

Canouse scored in his second consecutive MLS opener; he scored the lone goal against the Colorado Rapids on Feb. 29, 2020.

Brendan Hines-Ike made his MLS debut and completed 90 minutes.

Antonio Alfaro made his Black-and-Red debut and completed 88 minutes in the match.

Andy Najar made his first appearance for the club since completing 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against the Chicago Fire on Oct. 27, 2012.


The Black-and-Red are 5-5-3 against New York City FC all-time.

D.C. United are 5-2-1 against NYCFC at Audi Field all-time.

Match Notes

The Black-and-Red are 1-0-0 at Audi Field in 2021.

D.C. United are 1-0-0 in the 2021 MLS Regular Season..

Audi Field hosted fans for the first time since the 2-1 win against Inter Miami on March 7, 2020.

D.C. United lineup: Chris Seitz, Joseph Mora, Antonio Alfaro (Andy Najar 88'), Frédéric Brillant, Brendan Hines-Ike, Julian Gressel, Júnior Moreno, Russell Canouse, Edison Flores, Yamil Asad(Adrien Perez 77'), Erik Sorga (Nigel Robertha 75')

Unused Substitutes: Jon Kempin, Jacob Greene, Moses Nyeman, Kimarni Smith, Griffin Yow

Manager: Hernán Losada

New York City FC Lineup: Sean Johnson, Anton Tinnerholm, Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens (Alfredo Morales 71'), James Sands, Gudmundur Thorarinsson (Malte Amundsen 71'), Maxi Moralez, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi (Andres Jasson 71'), Jesus Medina, Keaton Parks, Valentin Castellanos

Unused Substitutes: Chris Gloster, Sebastien Ibeagha, Luis Barraza, Tayvon Gray, Nicolas Acevedo, Vuk Latinovich

Manager: Ronny Deila

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistant Referees: Adam Wienchowski, Cory Richardson

Fourth Official: Joshua Encarnacion

VAR: Jose Carlos Rivero

AVAR: Brian Dunn

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