Tag: formations

  • Tradesplosion! McDonald, DeRo, and Dax

    Ben Olsen’s DC United has been anything but tame. Olsen shook things up in the offseason, and he has done it again today. On my drive home, I saw that United had traded allocation money for Brandon McDonald, a physical centerback from the SJ Earthquakes. I think it is a good move, giving United some […]

  • Defensive Juggling: How does United replace Jakovic?

    Ever since the back four of Perry Kitchen, Dejan Jakovic, Ethan White, and Daniel Woolard first started playing together, the DC United defense has looked more organized and, more importantly, has let in far fewer goals. But now, United’s longest serving defensive starter, Dejan Jakovic, is leaving for duty with the Canadian National Team. Regardless […]

  • Formation flux forever

    The 2011 Carolina Challenge Cup is coming to an end, on the face, in a similar manner as the 2010 edition. DC United is winning matches, but not scoring very many goals. However, I see the two teams in completely different ways. The 2010 team reached the peak of its potential when it won the […]

  • DCU Signs Ethan White (and other thoughts)

    Earlier today, DC United signed Ethan White to a homegrown player contract, taking him out of the pool for the SuperDraft; he was projected by many to be a first round pick and so locking him up now essential will net United two players with first round qualifications.  A young true striker (Omar Salgado?) with […]

  • DCU in a 4-2-3-1?

    Basketball commentators (especially Bill Simmons), talk about getting your best players on the court, and not worrying about the formation.  In the modern NBA, formations and tactics matter less than having all of your best players together. Like the center who is thrust into the lineup because you’re “supposed” to have all five traditional positions, […]

  • Boskovic and Hernandez lineup math

    Ah, the last game before DC United two new signings, Branko Boskovic and Pablo Hernandez, can officially start playing.  That’s when lineup choices will start getting more interesting, although I doubt either of them will start that game (against the Sounders), but maybe a late sub depending on how the game is going.  The lineup […]