Patrick McDermott

Breaking down D.C. United's 2013 MLS schedule

Find complete analysis here of D.C. United's 2013 Major League Soccer schedule. From the ins and outs of the unbalanced schedule to this year's TV games, with some reaction and commentary thrown in as well. We've got it covered.

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D.C. United Attendance: A Postscript on 2013

All the conditions were in place for D.C. United to have better home attendance in 2013. Then the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season started.

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Closing the Book on DCU's 2013 Regular Season

It's over. It's finally over. But like the historians of ancient Rome who documented the effects of Barbarians, lead pipes, and fiddle-induced fires on that venerable empire, let's record the end of the D.C. United's 2013 regular season for time and all posterity--or at least to say we finished this interminable series.

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Setting the Stage: DCU's September Run to the Cup

August will be the busiest month of the season for many MLS teams. D.C. United, however, can focus on getting ready for the US Open Cup final and preparing for the 2014 campaign. Let's break it down and see what ignominious title D.C. United earned for the third time this season.

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Setting the Stage for June: If Not Now, DCU, When?

After a brutal schedule in May playing four of the best teams in MLS, D.C. United gets a chance in June to play the other end of the table. This is the month to make a move if a move is to be made. Let's break it down.

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Setting the Stage for May: DCU vs MLS Heavyweights

Let's get ready for the third month of the 2013 MLS season. We'll see who won the month of April, and what the current MLS standings look like. On paper, we'll also see how May looks to bring great teams to RFK Stadium, but it may not shape up to be so fantastic for D.C. United.

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Setting the Stage for April: Early Revenge Time!

The second month of the young MLS season is just getting started. Let's review what happened in March, take a look at league attendance figures to date, and see what to expect from the Eastern Conference's April schedule.

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Setting the Stage for March: Battle Royale (Rd 1)

MLS's Eastern Conference starts the season with a no-holds-barred battle royale. March is the opening round. See which teams will be coming off the top turnbuckle, which will be looking to avoid a pin, and who will be standing at the end of March.

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Comparing the 2013 MLS Inter-Conference Games

We complete our preseason look at D.C. United's 2013 schedule by comparing each Eastern Conference team's inter-conference games against the West. Do the inter-conference games balance out the imbalances of the "third games"?

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D.C. United's Tough Slate of "Third Games" in 2013

Teams in MLS's Eastern Conference will again play "third games" in 2013 against most (but not all) conference competitors. So how do United's "third games" (six matches combined on the road against KC, NY, and Chicago!) stack up against their Eastern Conference rivals' "third games?"

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DCU '13 Schedule - Snap Judgments and Breakdown

Last year's Major League Soccer schedule was widely criticized from all quarters. The 2013 schedule, in contrast, looks much more balanced. How the World Cup Qualifiers and CONCACAF Gold Cup will impact D.C. United, however, remains to be seen.

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D.C. United and MLS release 2013 schedule

The Black-and-Red will appear on English-language national television nine times, including two games on the NBC broadcast network.

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