DCU vs NER Dream 11 Team: Age old rivals D.C. United and New England Revolution set to resume their rivalry in the Eastern Conference today
Ever since the onset of the Major League Soccer if there has been one rivalry that has stood tall, it’s been today’s encounter. The Eastern Conference has been lit up by the D.C. United vs New England Revolution fixture, a match that has seen both these outfits spare no expense when the identity of the opposition is such.
And the two sides are set to resume one of the most competitive and closely contested encounter in the league when they square off against each other today. Whilst the nature of this contest promises for a humdinger of a match, what is bound to increase the stature of the match is the fact that both these sides will be looking to continue on their respective ascendency ahead of the first knock-out stage.
Currently occupying second place in the conference, D.C. United will be looking to register a win today and keep things jittery for Philadelphia Union who are above them by the virtue of 5 points. Elsewhere for New England Revolution, the business end of group stage matches means going on a run where the margins for error are negligible if any. Currently occupying eight place in the table, the side will be looking to make one last push towards a spot in the top 7, one separated by the smallest of goal difference.
Coming off a defeat in their previous encounter which has pushed back D.C. United in their quest of making massive strides in the ranks, this match will be one where they’ll be eyeing a win to get their season back on track. Current form and results mean for nothing when these two sides square off against each other with both sides leaving no stone unturned in upstaging the other.
In the previous 5 meetings we’ve seen D.C. United just about edge this encounter, winning the 2 matches as opposed to the one win for New England Revolution along with the two draws, the most recent of which was a 1-1 result this season itself. This match should be another closely contested one, a skirmish where D.C. United should manage to huff and puff their way past to a win.
Goal-Keeper for DCU vs NER Dream 11
With a cleansheet extremely unlikely in this one given the massive stakes on the table, we have decided to opt for the goal-keeper who has the better save percentage here. And this sees us opt for Bill Hamid from D.C. United with their shot-stopper way the better option. He’s got the highest save percentage at 77% in the league, emerging as a quissential reason to shutting out attacks and we see him being among the points once again today.
Defenders for DCU vs NER Dream 11
Despite having the second best defence in the league, one that has let in just the 21 goals past it, D.C. United’s back line has ended up losing all semblance around it. The side have just the one cleansheet in their previous 5 matches, a misdemeanour which sees them come out with the three points on the solitary occasion in those five fixtures.
And with New England having let a momentous 36 goals being scored against them, a cleansheet looks an extremely tentative proposition. It’s this script which sees us opt for the bare minimum of three defenders in this facet with Leonardo Jara and Joseph Mora coming in from D.C. United while Brando Bye becomes the sole selection from New England Revolution solely on his ability to amass points based on tackles and blocks.
Midfielders for DCU vs NER Dream 11
With the 6 assists, New England Revolution have had to massively thank Carles Gil for his ability to scour past defences with his astute passing, crossing and interchanging of possession for their upturn in the form. Currently on a seven match unbeaten spree, a compelling and equally unprecedented up rise, Gil has been at the forefront of his side’s resurgence.
Accompanying him is Teal Bunbury after his recent goal showing form. Meanwhile from D.C. United we have Ulises Segura and Lucas Rodriguez find a place in our playing 11. The side have seriously lacked goals from their CAMs and LWs and RWs and they’ll need these two to up the ante if they are to build on the 25 goals they have managed to score.
Strikers for DCU vs NER Dream 11
D.C. United’s top scorer Wayne Rooney is our lone pick from the side is this department. With 10 goals, he’s got a good amount of conversions and could be against the goals today as well with New England Revolution non-existent at the back.
From NE we have opted for a duo to come in for us in the form of Juan Agudelo and Diedo Fagundez. The side have scored 24 goals, enjoying all the same figures as D.C. United up the field and this goal galore match will see NE heavily rely on these two to score profusely.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Carles Gil is chosen as our captain for today’s match while Rooney is our vice-captain.
Major League Soccer
Match: D.C. United Vs New England Revolution
Date And Time: 13th July, Saturday- 4:30am IST
Venue: Audi Field, Washington D.C.