Formations & Tactics

In-depth analysis of D.C. United's on-field form
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Scouting Report: Chivas USA

Last year, this was a pairing everyone knew would produce an awful game, but these are actually two good teams right now. United needs to get the details right to shut down Cubo Torres and Chivas USA.

Scouting Report: Chivas USA

Last year, this was a pairing everyone knew would produce an awful game, but these are actually two good teams right now. United needs to get the details right to shut down Cubo Torres and Chivas USA.

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Scouting Report: San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose is at the foot of the Western Conference, but the Bay Area has never been a happy hunting ground for D.C. United. That said, fans are well within reason to demand a third straight road win...

Scouting Report: San Jose Earthquakes

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San Jose is at the foot of the Western Conference, but the Bay Area has never been a happy hunting ground for D.C. United. That said, fans are well within reason to demand a third straight road win...

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Scouting Report: Toronto FC

Last year, this fixture was a garbage game. In 2014? It's a match between two Eastern Conference contenders. Toronto FC's counterattacking style is going to be tricky to overcome, but United might still have some advantages in this one.

Scouting Report: Toronto FC

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Last year, this fixture was a garbage game. In 2014? It's a match between two Eastern Conference contenders. Toronto FC's counterattacking style is going to be tricky to overcome, but United might still have some advantages in this one.

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Formations & Tactics

How will United score goals without Fabi?

In which we look at the various ways D.C. United could (but won't) change up their system in the wake of Fabian Espindola's suspension and Christian's departure.

How will United score goals without Fabi?

In which we look at the various ways D.C. United could (but won't) change up their system in the wake of Fabian Espindola's suspension and Christian's departure.

Scouting Report: Seattle Sounders

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It's a clash between the top teams in MLS's two conferences, but both the Seattle Sounders and D.C. United are missing key players. Here's what to look for from a Sounders side that has been...

Hey! DCU play in upstate NY tonight!

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D.C. United's defense of the US Open Cup will start in Rochester against the Rhinos of USL-PRO. Rochester has struggled to score all year, but has relied on a stingy defense to maintain a playoff...

Scouting Report: Montreal Impact

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Don't shift into "all World Cup all the time" mode just yet. D.C. United and the Montreal Impact both have good reasons to see tonight's match as a vital one. Can United contain the Impact's...

Scouting Report: Columbus Crew

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United has already had an embarrassing loss & a frustrating draw against the Crew. With Federico Higuain & several others unavailable, there may not be a better time to play Gregg Berhalter's side....

Scouting Report: Sporting Kansas City

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Sporting KC is usually a nightmare for United, but they're on a 4-game winless streak & have been hammered by injuries. It's a rare chance for United to put one over on the defending champs, but...

Scouting Report: New England Revolution

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The New England Revolution are the hottest team in MLS right now, but DC United has also improved as the season has gone on. In a match where the tempo of the game will be key, can the...

Scouting Report: Houston Dynamo

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The Dynamo are usually bad news for United, but they come into tomorrow night's game lacking several starters, including Brad Davis and Oscar Boniek Garcia. Some thoughts on how United can get the...

Scouting Report: Montreal Impact

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The Montreal Impact are tired, playing poorly, missing players, and can generally be described as miserable. D.C. United needs to be assertive and physical from the start to keep the Impact from...

Scouting Report: Philadelphia Union

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The Union are struggling despite making major investments in their team during the offseason. Still, they keep playing close games where one lucky bounce would get them a result. Can United can...

Scouting Report: Portland Timbers

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DC United has a reasonable chance at going cross-country and taking points against a struggling Portland Timbers side. Still, the Timbers have plenty of quality, and a result will likely require a...

Scouting Report: FC Dallas

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D.C. United exceeded expectations in last week's big test in Columbus, but things aren't any easier this week. FC Dallas is atop the standings & is comfortably the highest-scoring team in MLS. Can...

Scouting Report: Columbus Crew

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United has come a long way since losing to Columbus in the season opener, but is it far enough to make up for the gulf between the two sides that night? We're looking at what makes Columbus so...

DCU vs. Metros tactical review: Thank you, CBs!

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In a game controlled by the visitors for long stretches, United GK Andrew Dykstra was tested few times, thanks in large part to his center backs.

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