Rosters are out! Ismael Tajouri-Shradi starts at CAM, while Mitri is in international service. Gary Mackay-Steven starts on the right wing with Alex Ring on the left.
Playing rings is something that I have accepted at this point. But I’m still not sold to GMS which has had problems since arriving last summer.
New York City FC Start XI:
- Suspended: None
- Exposed after next caution: Maxime Chanot (D)
- International duty: Alexandru Mitrita (M)
- Injury report::
- OUT: Maxi Moralez (M) – knee injury
- OUT: Gedion Zelalem (M) – knee injury
- OUT: Tayvon Gray (D) – unknown injury
- OUT: Lifter (F) – ACL violation
DC United Start XI:
- Suspended: Frederic Brillant (D)
- Exposed after next caution: Frederic Brillant (D), Russell Canouse (D)
- International duty: None
- Injury report::
- OUT: Paul Arriola (M) – ACL violation
- OUT: Edison Flores (M) – facial injury
- OUT: Ulises Segura (M) – unknown injury
- OUT: Felipe (M) – ACL violation
- OUT: Mohammed Abu (M) – unknown injury
- OUT: Kevin Paredes (M) – unknown injury
- OUT: Steve Birnbaum (D) – unknown injury
Referee: Drew Fischer (referee); Nick Uranga, Kathryn Nesbitt, Logan Brown (assistant referee); Joshua Encarnacion (4th officer); Chris Penso (VAR)
How to watch
Game date and time: Oct. 7, 2020, 8:00 p.m. ET
Conference location: Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, NY
Online streaming: Fox Sports Go
Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio
The history: The day has finally come – New York City FC is back in the Bronx! And on their return to Yankee Stadium, they’ll face DC United – a team plagued by injuries and suspensions.
But things are not looking very rosy for NYCFC either. Although they recaptured Alexander Callens by suspending the yellow card and managed to keep a large number of players from moving to international service, Alexandru Mitrita, who has scored four goals in his last two games, is a player the they couldn’t hold. whom they allow to leave for Romania because of a “personal matter”. And if the latest rumors are to be believed, he may not come back soon due to a possible loan switch to a Saudi Arabian side.
With Mitri employed overseas and star playmaker Maxi Moralez still injured, the question for any NYCFC supporter is who will get the call on the CAM role.
Much to the horror of many fans, it will likely be the often vicious Jesus Medina.
How he can contribute to an attack that was hidden against the DCU last time is a mystery. But we hope it does the job.
Lots of things to watch out for tonight. So keep it locked!
This post will be updated with highlights and information as soon as we receive it.