DC United host New York City FC in the opening round of the new 2021 MLS season today, April 17, 2021, at 8:00 PM (ET). Here, you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match, such as predictions, odds, storylines, and how to watch or live stream the game.

This will be their 15th MLS meeting. New York City FC are the better side in head-to-head games, winning seven games; DC United have emerged victorious four times so far, and the remaining three games have ended in a draw.

Their most recent game was played on October 8, 2020, when New York cruised past DC with a final result of 4-1. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as they meet in the 2021 MLS season.

DC United vs New York City FC: Match Information

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Location: Audi Field, Washington

DC United vs New York City FC: Times by State in the US

ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM

DC United vs New York City FC: Storylines

DC United finished the 2020 season in 13th place of the Eastern Conference with 21 points in 23 games. Meanwhile, New York City FC ended eight places above them, in the fifth position with 39 points in 23 fixtures. NYCFC qualified for the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs but they lost to Orlando City in the First round.

The Washington side featured in four club friendlies prior to the start of the 2021 MLS season on April 16. They won only once, in addition to two losses and a draw. On the other hand, New York won four friendlies and lost only in one.  

These opponents have a 20-year-long history of clashes as their first one dates back to August 13, 2015, and it ended in a 3-1 win for New York City FC. Thanks to this exciting clash, we will see who gets to go home with the first three points in Round 1.

How To Watch Or Stream Live Free DC United vs New York City FC in the U.S.

The 2021 MLS Round 1 game between DC United and New York City FC, to be played today, at the Audi Field in Washington, will be broadcasted on YES Network, ESPN+ in the United States.

DC United vs New York City FC: Predictions And Odds

All odds are in favor of the New York City FC. FanDuel see them as the firm favorites to claim their first win this season and they have given them -125 odds. The home side DC United, meanwhile, have +300 odds, while a tie would result in a +260 payout.

DC United +300
Tie +260
New York City FC -125

* Odds via FanDuel