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  • #DCU offseason in full effect

    In a recent episode of The Best Soccer Show, Jason and Jared lamented the fact that there was no time to properly digest and reflect on the accomplishment of the LA Galaxy, to put them into historical context, and really look back upon the season that was. For those of us who are fans of […]

  • United’s trade bait list

    The protected lists for tomorrow’s expansion draft have been released, and while United’s list includes some no brainers that will be key contributors next season, it also includes some players that could be trade bait to the right club. Protected: Charlie Davies, Dwyane DeRosario, Dejan Jakovic, Perry Kitchen, Chris Korb, Brandon McDonald, Chris Pontius, Clyde […]

  • An (almost) midseason review

    DC United currently sits one game away from the halfway mark of the season, in 6th place in the Eastern Conference, but only 5 points out of a playoff spot. This seems like as good a time as any to do a midseason review. The Good Rebuilding: Ben Olsen has done a good job, so […]

  • What do I want to see versus Ajax? Partnerships

    The first thing I want to see is this game happen, without a rapture. But what I actually want to see is all about partnerships. The first partnership that I want to see is Santino Quaranata and Blake Brettschneider up top. With the way Charlie Davies and Josh Wolff have played so far this year, […]

  • Captain Dax McCarty, great expectations, and the Columbus Crew

    So, it is finally here. DC United will start their season this Saturday against the Columbus Crew, 7.30pm, at RFK Stadium and on Comcast Sports Net. This first match against the Crew is a good indicator of where the team is right now: Columbus is in a similar rebuilding mode as United, and a win […]

  • Boskovic and ‘Tino will be on the bench (and other thoughts)

    We win trophies! The first piece of silverware of the season is safely in the trophy cabinet. While a trophy is always good, its really the play of the team with which I am concerned. On the whole, I am encouraged by the team’s play; I think they are better than last year’s team at […]

  • A few things I think I think after beating the Charleston Battery

    And no, hopefully I do not turn into the soccer equivalent of Peter King; if I do, please, someone just smack me upside the head. Anyways, here are my random thoughts about D.C United’s 2-1 win over the Charleston Battery: Dax McCarty with an early knife just splitting open the Battery defense: that’s not something […]

  • Is Ben Olsen going to start the season with Najar on the bench?

    There is a non-trivial possibility that Ben Olsen is going to start the season with Andy Najar on the bench. I was listening to the Bring Back the Stripes podcast and Jason Longshore brought up this possibility. This may be an anathema to many D.C. United fans, but I think it could be beneficial, both […]