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D.C. United Offseason 2013-2014: You be the GM

In which the B&RU community figures out what the hell D.C. United needs to do this offseason.

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Bradley to TFC should equal Laba to DCU

Toronto FC is about to spend more on Jermain Defoe and Michael Bradley than the GDP of most countries, but to add them to the roster they're going to have to part with Matias Laba, a young midfielder who would be an outstanding addition for D.C. United.

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Talking draft pick trades with The Goat Parade

What might happen if Chivas USA approached D.C. United with an offer for the top pick in next week's MLS SuperDraft? We talked with an expert on the Goats to figure it out.

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What would it take to part with the #1 pick?

This winter, the Black-and-Red somewhat famously have the top choice in all of MLS's various byzantine player acquisition mechanisms. What would it take for you to be comfortable with United parting with their #1 spots in the SuperDraft and Allocation Order?

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Re-Entry Draft: DCU Stage Two Shopping List

Tomorrow's second stage was where most teams - especially United - were expected to make their big splash. Instead, last week's party got out of hand and now the deepest RED pool ever is looking kind of shallow. Nonetheless, there are some nice options for the Black-and-Red's rebuild.

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Re-Entry Draft: DCU Stage One Shopping List

MLS's offseason began the moment Lovel Palmer's penalty kick struck the crossbar last weekend, but the first big event is the Re-Entry Draft on Thursday afternoon. With the first pick, D.C. United has some legitimately interesting options to strengthen a roster that badly needs the help.

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DCU Trade Targets: Much-Needed Attacking Help

DCU only avoided tying a record for offensive futility by scoring in the final game of the season, so obviously the Black-and-Red need some better attacking players. While there will probably be signings from abroad, United needs enough help that a trade or two would probably make a lot of sense if a deal can be made.

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DCU Trade Targets: More Defenders!

D.C. United obviously needs to add multiple defenders, which is bad news. The good news? There are so many potential additions that could be available within MLS that we can do two parts on that seemingly narrow topic.

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MLS Waiver Draft Coming on Monday

The first offseason player acquisition mechanism will actually take place before the season is totally over, with Monday's waiver draft.

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Offseason DCU Trade Targets: Attackers

Last month, we looked at some possible defensive players United could find within MLS. Today, we look at a list of attackers who might be available should the Black-and-Red come knocking.

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Should DCU trade for Eddie Johnson? Well...

The Seattle Sounders are trying to trade US national team attacker Eddie Johnson. D.C. United has the means to make a deal and needs a proven striker, but given how vital landing the right striker is for the Black-and-Red, can the club afford to roll the dice on EJ?

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D.C. United should go out and get Eddie Johnson

With word now that the Sounders are shopping U.S. international Eddie Johnson on the MLS trade market, D.C. United should take the initiative and make sure they bring the prolific striker to RFK.

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What if the Dax-for-DeRo trade had never happened?

In mid-2011, D.C. United traded newly-acquired captain Dax McCarty to the Red Bulls for Dwayne De Rosario, and Ben Olsen's blueprint for his side was instantly flipped on its head. What if the trade had never happened? We look at the alternative history.

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DCU Trade Targets: Potential Defensive Pick-Ups

Last week, the readers of B&RU voted on United's off-season priorities, and a lock-down center back was high on the list. Could that leader come from elsewhere within MLS?

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Why DCU Almost Can't Help But Improve In 2014

2013 has been a nightmare for D.C. United, but our boys in black will wake up in 2014 with a seemingly unlimited number of ways in which to improve a squad that badly needs every bit of help available. A detailed list of the various ways that being so bad can actually be kind of good once in a while. The second part of B&RU's You Be The GM series.

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Interactive: Rank DCU's Offseason Priorities

In which we yell and scream and vote on what D.C. United's top priorities this offseason should be.

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