The MLS leaders are back in action this weekend with Cincinnati set to head to Washington where Wayne Rooney's D.C. United are climbing ever so slowly back into the playoff spots after a tough start to the 2023 campaign.
Rooney's men are sitting in ninth right now and although this means they are in the playoff spots, the club are coming into this one with a four-point gap on Orlando City in seventh - you automatically qualify for the playoffs in the top seven.
What all but summarises D.C's. season is their goals scored and goals conceded record with 26 going in at either end. The club have, however, lost their past two games with a defeat at the hands of Atlanta Unied coming two weeks back where Taxiarchis Fountas scored once more to equalise at the time.
D.C. would then go on to lose to Real Salt Lake after a 2-1 loss at home to Real Salt Lake, and this was arguably their worst result of the season given how it pushed Salt Lake above them in the table. Chris Durkin scored for D.C. that day, as Steve Bimbaum was sent off in the first half.
As for Cincinnati, they have now won 13 games and head into this game with just one defeat across all competitions in North America right now, as the club are also in the U.S. Open Cup semi-finals in what is turning out to be one of the best seasons in recent memory for any MLS side.
Although they are on the road, we expect Cincinnati to win once more after D.C. lost at home to Salt Lake in midweek.
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