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Predicting the lineup: D.C. United vs New York Red Bulls


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There have been quite a number of changes to the Bull's lineup this season, as many have noticed. So coming off a bye for the second time already so early into 2015, New York will have to make a few minor ones, right?

Wrong. This is how I see RBNY coming out this Saturday, look familiar?

This is the same lineup we saw on March 22nd for the home opener against DC. But how could that be? Why do you have Lawrence at LB? What about Wallace? Where's Macklemore?

With Kemar Lawrence back from international duty, Roy Miller injured, and even with Anthony Wallace as an option, I see Taxi stepping in once again. Though Wallace did have quite a nice game against Columbus, I feel his addition to the club (at least initially) was to fill the empty slot of a backup at LB. Roy Miller is their frontman and has been for years. With his injury, they look to Taxi Lawrence. With his being away at international duty last week, the club had to either start Connor Lade or go after someone. That someone: Anthony Wallace. As I see it, Taxi is back, and wants his position back as well.

The back-line other than that remains quite familiar with Chris Duvall on the right next to Miazga and Perrinelle. The only question for me is: Will Mike Grella start? Or will it be Sal Zizzo? Personally, I have Grella starting in fantasy, but see Zizzo's name in the starting eleven for the Bulls.

The lineup for Saturday shouldn't be a big surprise, unless Jesse Marsch decides to pull a total 180, resulting in my firing. Who will start? Who will score? Will Sal Zizzo wear gloves? You can watch the game this Saturday, April 11th on MSG2 as well MLS Live and CSN-Washington at 7:00 pm EST.

By the way, I think its the perfect time for Bradley Wright-Phillips to score a hat trick:

What is your prediction for today's lineup?