Beyond bragging rights and the Atlantic Cup, first place in the Eastern Conference is also at stake as D.C. United faces the New York Red Bulls.
The Black and Red have a young local prospect who may end up on the national team one day.
Orlando City had the advantage in shots and possession, but in stoppage time Friday D.C. United’s Luis Silva provided the moment that mattered.
Luis Silva scored in the first minute of stoppage time and Bill Hamid recorded his third shutout of the season as D.C. United beat Orlando City SC 1-0 on Friday night.
For United and Orlando it’s an important early season clash to try and gain separation in what promises to be a wild ride in the Eastern Conference.