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D.C. United 2014 Preseason StoryStream

All of Black and Red United's coverage of D.C. United as they build toward the 2014 season opener on March 8.

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2014 EC Preview: Toronto FC

B&RU's Eastern Conference preview ends with a look at what has been for years the conference's running joke: Toronto FC. However, some new front office figures made some enormous offseason moves, including the best current USMNT player in Michael Bradley as well as Jermaine Defoe. TFC in the playoffs? If not now, then when?

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2014 EC Preview: Sporting Kansas City

In the penultimate B&RU Eastern Conference preview, we take a look at the defending champs. Sporting Kansas City didn't add any big names, but in keeping the band together and content they probably had a good offseason nonetheless. Can they improve on an MLS Cup-winning season?

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2 days till DCU: Jeff Parke

With just two days until D.C. United kicks off the 2014 season, our countdown concludes with the new #2 shirt, center back Jeff Parke.

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2014 EC Preview: Philadelphia Union

Our look around the teams of the Eastern Conference moves on to the Philadelphia Union, who are substantially changed after escaping salary cap purgatory. Some expensive midfield additions addressed an obvious problem, but did it come at the cost of their previously solid defense?

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2014 EC Preview: New York Red Bulls

B&RU's Eastern Conference previews continue with a look at the Red Bulls, who are coming off their first trophy-winning season ever. However, after an offseason that saw them lose several starters, Mike Petke's attempts to repeat will be difficult.

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3 days to DCU: Christian

With only three days to go until the season opener Saturday at RFK, we look at the man who will wear #3 for the Black-and-Red, at least when he's not suspended.

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2014 EC Preview: New England Revolution

Continuing with B&RU's look at the Eastern Conference, we're examining the prospects of the New England Revolution. Jay Heaps did very well with a young team last season, but has some major issues to overcome if he wants them to repeat or improve on 2013.

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2014 EC Preview: Montreal Impact

Next up in B&RU's look at the rest of the Eastern Conference is the Montreal Impact. Despite making the playoffs, Montreal ended up making a coaching change while doing nearly nothing to change their roster. Will it be good enough for them to improve on 2013's inconsistent showing?

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Five days to DCU: Sean Franklin

We are truly in the home stretch of the 2014 preseason, and with five days until the home opener on Saturday, the time has come to look at the new man wearing #5.

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2014 EC Preview: Houston Dynamo

The Houston Dynamo are up next in B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference. Dominic Kinnear has assembled the same sort of roster as in past years, but the strengths and weaknesses have shifted to different points on the field. Could this be a down year for the Dynamo?

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DCU Minutes Tracker/Depth Chart v6.0

The final edition of this 2014 preseason feature. We've seen six games this preseason, so let's see where things stand after United lifted the Carolina Challenge Cup on Saturday night.

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2014 EC Preview: Columbus Crew

In the second installment of B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference, we take a look at the Columbus Crew. There's a new coach, a new mindset, and a remade back four. Is it enough to improve upon last season's disappointment?

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DCU 2-2 Seattle - We're the Challenge Cup Champs!

The Black-and-Red have claimed preseason glory with a back-and-forth and exciting, if sloppy, draw against Seattle.

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2014 EC Preview: Chicago Fire

We start B&RU's look around the Eastern Conference with the Chicago Fire because of the alphabet. Frank Yallop has changed the formation and made several moves, but the Men in Red still look very dependent on Mike Magee.

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7 days to DCU: Eddie Johnson

D.C. United kick off their 2014 season one week from today. We honor the occasion with a look at the new guy in #7, the Grown Ass Man, Eddie Johnson.

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DCU Minutes Tracker & Depth Chart v5.0

Heading into the final match of the preseason, here's where everybody in camp stands.

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8 days to DCU: Davy Arnaud

Just over one week until D.C. United kicks off the 2014 season at RFK Stadium against the Columbus Crew. Today we turn our attention to MLS veteran - and seemingly captain-wherever-he-goes - Davy Arnaud.

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9 days to DCU: Fabian Espindola

The Argentine striker comes to us by way of some god-forsaken swamp in northern New Jersey, but we won't hold that against him.

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DCU 1-1 Battery - Stoppage time corner kick blues

The reserves held their own, and the first team came in late to dominate right up until a stoppage time equalizer cost United two points on Wednesday night.

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DCU vs. Battery: Carolina Challenge Cup Gamethread

The Coffee Pot Cup is on the line as D.C. United faces the Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup at 7:30pm tonight.

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11 days to DCU: Luis Silva

With only two preseason games and a handful of days left between now and the start of the 2014 campaign, we look at last year's team leading scorer.

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DCU 2014 Countdown: Chris Pontius & Nick DeLeon

The new MLS season is less than two weeks away, and our countdown series is entering the home stretch.

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DCU Preseason Minutes Tracker/Depth Chart v.4.0

Ben Olsen experimented with the formation again, finally finding something that would create a goal for the Black-and-Red, and the depth chart came a little bit more into focus.

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Offseason to Preseason: A Supporter's Perspective

D.C. United supporter Donald Wine II, who maintains the blog, Life in 1-1-8, highlights the supporters' anticipation for the start of the 2014 season.

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DC United 2-0 Houston: No seriously, we won a game

It wasn't perfect by any means, but DC United - playing a new 4132 formation - held the Houston Dynamo to few chances and capitalized twice at the other end to defeat the Texans 2-0 in the opening match of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

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DCU vs. Houston: Carolina Challenge Cup, game 1

D.C. United takes on the Houston Dynamo this evening in the opening match of the Carolina Challenge Cup.

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17 Days to DCU: Conor Shanosky's last chance?

Last year, we learned that he's a center back through and through, but 2014 looks like Conor Shanosky's last chance to prove he belongs at the MLS level.

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22 Days to DCU: Chris Korb

Our countdown series continues as we reach jersey number 22: the small-socked one himself, Chris Korb.

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DCU Preseason Minutes Tracker v3.0

Ben Olsen's tactical experimentation is forcing us to think about which positions we put players into on our handy little chart, but we soldier on. Here's where the competition for minutes stands after three preseason games.

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23 Days till DCU: Will Perry Kitchen be captain?

With just over three weeks till D.C. United kicks off their 2014 season, D.C. United has yet to name their captain. Could it be Perry Kitchen?

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24 days to DCU: Jeffrey vs. Neal - Who you got?

Our countdown continues as we look at jersey numbers 24 and 25 and ask which of United's reserve central midfielders will see more time in 2014.

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DCU Preseason Minutes Tracker v2.0

Where does United's depth chart stand after two preseason games?

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Preseason game 2: DCU 0, Chicago Fire 2

The good news: the first XI in each game has kept clean sheets. The bad news: United haven't scored a goal in 180 minutes of preseason.

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Preseason Game 2: DCU vs. Chicago Fire

Four days later, the Black-and-Red are back on the field in Bradenton, Fla.

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Should DCU try an empty bucket?

D.C. United is (probably) not a good enough team to boss possession this year. With the team's current roster and outlook, why not try ceding possession and going with an empty bucket?

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Preseason Game 1: DCU 0, TFC 1

In a game that tells us precisely nothing about either team, we will take a different tack in our match review.

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Preseason Game 1: DCU vs. Toronto FC

It's here! It's here! The first preseason game is finally here! (What? I'm not the only one who's irrationally excited for this, am I?)

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Everyone else likes the 433. Why not D.C. United?

With the Black-and-Red set to start playing preseason games this week, we asked the B&RU editors what formations they'd like to see the team look at. The second part of the series will look at the very fashionable 433.

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Ben Olsen, try the 4-4-2 diamond. You'll like it!

With the Black-and-Red set to start playing preseason games this week, we asked the B&RU editors what formations they'd like to see the team look at. In the first response, from Managing Editor Adam M Taylor, we look at an RSL-style 4-4-2 diamond.

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DCU Preseason Live Streaming Schedule (Updated)

We get to watch the Black-in-Red play honest-to-god soccer next week. Next week!

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DCU releases preseason schedule

While most of this information has leaked out over the course of the offseason, D.C. United has announced its full preseason schedule.

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