MLS Preview: DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Sep 9)
- DC United is occupying in the last available Playoff slot in the East.
- In the last ten duels between these two, each team won four times.
DC United is desperate for points in order to stay in the race for the 2023 Playoffs. Wayne Rooney’s boys are currently in the No. 9 spot in the East, but there are many teams that want to take that spot away from them, including Inter Miami. San Jose is in a slightly better situation, but the Quakes mustn’t get complacent if they want to get to the postseason.
How to Watch
- When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
- Where: Audi Field, Washington, D.C.
- How to Watch: Apple TV
With Lionel Messi away on international duty, Inter Miami might struggle to get things done against Sporting Kansas City. The Herons are still betting favorites, but there are many teams in the Eastern Conference that are praying that bookies are wrong.
One of those is DC United, which is a team currently sitting in the last available playoff place in the Eastern Conference, the one Messi’s team plans to overtake in the foreseeable future.
With a 9-6-12 record, the boys from the capital are sitting in the No. 9 position in the Eastern Conference standings with eight points more than Inter Miami. They’ve also played two more games than the Herons, meaning that there is a good chance the Floridians might leapfrog them before the end of the season.
That’s why DC United players have no other option but to give their maximum in every game in the remainder of the season, starting with the San Jose Earthquakes one. The Quakes have a slightly better record (9-9-9), but these two teams are similar in terms of player quality. This is why it’s no surprise that in the last ten DC United vs. San Jose duels, we saw each team win four times, with the remaining two games finishing in a tie.
DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes Prediction
This is probably going to be a very close game as both teams are motivated to win points. That’s why a draw looks like the most probable outcome.