NYCFC vs D.C. United: How to watch, time, and more of third home game in a row

  • NYCFC will play against D.C. United during the halfway point of the homestand
  • Here is how to watch the game and more information
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New York City FC is still at the bottom of the table, but the Pigeons can be a little happy.  They won their second match of the season last weekend in the 2-0 win over the New England Revolution.  The Argentine wingers Agustín Ojeda and Julián Fernández scored golazos to lead their team to all three points.

However, the Revolution has been struggling in league play this year and sits in last place in the Eastern Conference.  This time around, NYCFC will welcome D.C. United to Queens.  This will be slightly more challenging as the team from the District enters the weekend in tenth place with a 2-2-4 record.  Separated by two points, a win would put the Pigeons ahead of the visitors.  More importantly, three points would boost the team’s confidence.

This would also be the perfect game for Mounsef Bakrar to score his first goal of 2024.  His offensive effort is there.  The issue is that he cannot capitalize on his numerous opportunities.  With Christian Benteke up front and center for D.C., NYCFC needs their striker to escape the drought.  His start with the club last summer was incredible.  The Algerian needs to recapture that magic and bring it to Saturday’s game.

Moreover, this match is the halfway point of the five-game homestand.  Everyone knows, like every game at home, that winning is vital.  This period is essential, for NYCFC does not want to drop any more points. 

How to watch and time of NYCFC’s game against D.C. United


Saturday, April 20


7:30 PM ET, with expected kickoff at 7:40 PM ET

How to watch on TV and streaming

The MLS Season Pass via Apple TV

How to watch in person

Attend the game at Citi Field

How to listen and via the NYCFC app

How to follow

If NYCFC fans cannot watch or listen to the game, they can follow along via NYCFC’s X account and MLS Soccer’s timeline.

Final Notes

Jovan Mijatović is back!  NYCFC fans can rejoice that the Serbian has returned after unfortunately facing visa issues, but will he make the team sheet?  This is unknown at the time, but it is unlikely he will be in the Starting XI after being gone for a few weeks.  Plus, Nick Cushing has faith in Bakrar and that he will find his scoring boots again.  Nonetheless, the young star deserves to get his minutes as long as he is ready to go.