Formations & Tactics

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

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.

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...

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