Formations & Tactics

In-depth analysis of D.C. United's on-field form

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.

Scouting Report: New York Red Bulls

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Two teams that have yet to truly impress face off in the first Atlantic Cup match of 2014. The New York Red Bulls have been something of a jumbled mess so far, but they've still got enough star...

Scouting Report: New England Revolution

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As of last week, New England were arguably worse than United in 2014. However, a fluky, last-minute win in San Jose has probably boosted spirits, & their defense looks about as solid as it was last...

POLL: How should D.C. United replace Luis Silva?

Luis Silva's injury against the Chicago Fire has left United with a big question to answer ahead of Saturday's game against the New England Revolution. How do you want to see Ben Olsen cope with...

D.C United Vs. Chicago Fire: Tactical Review

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United improve, but not enough to earn more then a draw against the Fire. The tactical review explores why.

Scouting Report: Chicago Fire

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DC United will be under intense pressure to get a win over a Chicago Fire team that is still sorting itself out after changing their coach, their formation, & an influx of players who have a...

A look at the tactics in DCU's loss to TFC

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In which I humbly promise to do my best not to overuse the term "cutting edge," of which the Black-and-Red have none.

Scouting Report: Toronto FC

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Toronto FC has plenty of things (rejuvenated fan base, top-notch new signings, even the weather) in their favor for tomorrow's match. However, none of that means that D.C. United should assume...

Where it all went wrong against the Crew

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The easy answer is "everywhere," but where did things really break down for D.C. United in their season-opening loss to the Crew?

2014 EC Preview: Toronto FC

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B&RU's Eastern Conference preview ends with a look at what has been for years the conference's running joke: Toronto FC. However, now they have guys like Michael Bradley and Jermaine Defoe. TFC in...

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