D.C. United 2014 Preseason Minutes Tracker version 3.0

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Ben Olsen doesn't like to make things easy for us. His switch from the 4-1-4-1 or 4-3-3 setup he used in the first two preseason games to something more like an empty bucket 4-4-2 in the third one has forced us to make some decisions about who fits in where on our D.C. United preseason depth-chart-in-progress. So we made a couple judgment calls and got some interesting results (see Francois) that almost certainly won't stand come the end of the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, S.C. in two weeks. Some of the chart is bound to be misleading as Olsen tries different players out at different positions (see Arnaud and Espindola) or on different sides of the field (see DeLeon and Porter) At any rate, here's where things stand three games into United's 2014 preseason.

GK
App St Min
Bill Hamid 2 1 90
Andrew Dykstra 2 1 90
Joe Willis 2 90
RB
App St Min
CB
App St Min
LB
App St Min
Sean Franklin 3 3 152 Bobby Boswell 3 3 152 Taylor Kemp 3 1 120
Jalen Robinson 3 118 Jeff Parke 3 3 152 Christian Fernandez 2 2 94
Steve Birnbaum 3 118 Travis Golden* 2 57
Conor Shanosky 3 118
RM/RF
App St Min
CM
App St Min
LM/LF
App St Min
Christiano Francois 2 77 Perry Kitchen 3 3 152 Nick DeLeon 2 2 90
Nick DeLeon 1 1 58 Jared Jeffrey 3 2 138 Kyle Porter 2 79
Kyle Porter 1 1 45 Davy Arnaud 2 2 90 Davy Arnaud 1 1 56
Fabian Espindola 1 1 45 Zach Barnes* 2 73 Victor Munoz* 1 45
Victor Munoz* 2 51
Lewis Neal 1 24
CAM/ST2
App St Min
CF/ST
App St Min
Luis Silva 3 1 118 Conor Doyle 3 1 118
Collin Martin 1 45 Eddie Johnson 2 2 107
Fabian Espindola 1 1 62
Not Appearing
Michael Seaton 2 57
Chris Pontius
Chris Korb
Nana Attakora * not yet under contract
Casey Townsend no longer in camp

As always, use the comments to share your thoughts on the chart as it stands and your predictions on where it will end up.

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