How to Watch: DC United Vs. Philadelphia Union

How to Watch: D.C. United Vs. Philadelphia Union

How to watch: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

D.C. United are set to host the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, one week after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Orlando City SC.

On paper, the Black and Red dominated Orlando, outshooting them 13-6 and controlling 55% of possession. But it was yet another early goal that proved insurmountable for Hernán Losada’s men. The result saw D.C. United take their first loss of the season at Audi Field. But it also marked Paul Arriola’s return to the starting lineup, a sight D.C. and U.S. Men’s National Team fans were happy to see. United will welcome his veteran presence in midfield against a talented Philadelphia side.

In their last outing, the Union scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 9th minute against the New York Red Bulls.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

D.C. UNITED vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION HOW TO WATCH

What: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union

Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.

When: Sunday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (NBC Sports Channel Finder).

Live Stream: You can live stream D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union on NBC Sports Washington's live stream page and on the NBC Sports App.

D.C. UNITED vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION TV SCHEDULE

6:30 PM: D.C. United Pregame

7:00 PM: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union (LIVE)

D.C. UNITED vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION: WHAT TO WATCH

D.C. United’s academy products continued to shine on the big stage. Moses Nyeman, just 17 years old, made his fourth start of the season and 18-year-old Kevin Paredes created multiple chances to tie the game in his first appearance since November 2020. Hernán Losada, the youngest coach in Major League Soccer, isn’t shy about giving his younger players an opportunity to develop and showcase themselves on the highest level. The Union will present another 90 minutes of growth for all of them.

D.C. United have taken six points from their first six matches and find themselves 10th among the 14 teams in the Eastern Conference, just 2 points behind the Union. A result against the reigning Community Shield winners isn’t a must at this stage of the season, but it could swing momentum for the Black and Red as they gear up to take on another Eastern Conference favorite in Inter Miami before a three-week pause for international play.

D.C. has had a slight edge over the Union in year’s past and, thus far, has had success at home. But with Philly’s current form, the Union will be the favorites in this matchup. Underdog is a position Losada’s club ought to be comfortable in at this point. Their start to the season has exceeded outside expectations. But internally, there’s undoubtedly a sense that this team is capable of much more. Philadelphia will be a great test of where they’re truly at.

D.C. UNITED vs. PHILADELPHIA UNION: PLAYERS TO WATCH

Edison Flores, Midfielder, D.C. United (6 games, 1 assist, 1 goal): Edison Flores found the back of the net for the first time since arriving to D.C. United over a year ago, and expectations for the record-transfer midfielder picked up once again. The Black and Red will hope to get the most out of their No. 10 now that he’s fully healthy and looking to add to his tally on Sunday.

Andre Blake, Goalkeeper, Philadelphia Union (6 games, 3 clean sheets, 5 goals against): Andre Blake has seemed like a giant in net for the Union this season. Their defense has been solid, but Blake has stood tall in one-on-one situations to rescue points for the sixth-place Union. With D.C. still waiting to see who their main goal-scorer will be this season, they’ll likely have a tough time getting pass one of the best keepers in the league.

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