It’s the reigning MLS Cup champions vs the side currently rock bottom of the overall standings.
There will be only one winner at Red Bull Arena.... right?
Well, New York City FC do actually come into this one in very poor form, beaten 2-1 at Orlando City on Sunday night.
Maxi Moralez equalising at Exploria Stadium, only for Orlando to win the 2015 expansion club derby in the 96th minute.
So, Nick Cushing’s team have actually lost four of their last five games, only beating a hopeless Chicago Fire since 23 July.
But, hopeless is an adjective that would also accurately describe Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United.
The Black-and-Red actually led 2-1 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday night, Ravel Morrison and Ola Kamara scoring, but they still lost 3-2 to Atlanta United.
So, since beating Orlando in Rooney’s first game in charge, D.C. have added just one more point from six outings.
The capital club have just 22 points to their name, four less than the next least which is Houston.
Thus, despite their own turbulent form, NYCFC should cruise to victory in New Jersey.