DC United vs. New York Red Bulls: 6 Reasons to Expect an MLS Classic

As Major League Soccer enters yet another full week of action in the 2012 season, it makes way for the Atlantic Cup, whose origins go back all the way to the inaugural 1996 season.

The Atlantic Cup is the name given to the D.C. United and New York Red Bulls' bitter rivalry as well as the trophy the winning team receives.

This year's edition kicks off this Sunday, when New York travels to the nation's capital for its first of three matches. Due to the proximity of both clubs, and maybe even some jealousy between them, year after year this rivalry has given fans the opportunity to see amazing soccer. 

If this Sunday's match reaches tradition's expectations and becomes another MLS classic, these will be six reasons why.


1. Winning Team Will Take Advantage of the Opposition's Setbacks

Coming into this Sunday's match, NYRB will be without the services of center-back Wilman Conde, who will be out for a month d...

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