Cake or Death? What will D.C. United latecomer Dennis Iapichino get?

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Week 2 starts with D.C.'s Swiss fullback.

For those of you who missed last week or have the short term memory of Guy Pierce in Momento, welcome to the sixth installment of our Cake or Death series, where we run through the roster, player-by-player, to figure out who we, as fans of D.C. United, think should be with the team as we build for 2014 and beyond. We've already gone through guys like Dwayne De Rosario and Bill Hamid, among others. Today, we have a guy I think I could go either way on.

Dennis Iapichino didn't spend much time with D.C. United in 2013, arriving late in the year after being signed off of waivers upon being released by Montreal. He played here and there at first after coming to United, never solidifying a spot in the starting XI until the season's final three games. He's shown some tantalizing skill on the ball in possession, but some questionable decision-making and other brain lapses - like failing to pick up Jack McInerney (of all people) to allow a late Philly equalizer when United were improbably holding onto a lead.

But, this exercise isn't about approval of Iapichino's job in 2013 - it's all about the future. If you think Dennis should be back in Black-and-Red come next season, then vote to give him cake. If you think he should just extend his offseason vacation in his native Switzerland indefinitely and not bother returning to RFK, then vote for death.

Either way, let us know how you voted by commenting down below.

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