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Andy Najar's Best Position

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Can D.C. United emerge from their scoring drought by moving Andy Najar to forward?
Can D.C. United emerge from their scoring drought by moving Andy Najar to forward?

For months now during D.C. United broadcasts on Comcast Sportsnet, we've heard Thomas Rongen say that he believes Andy Najar is best suited to play forward.

Last week on Fox Soccer Channel, Christopher Sullivan lamented that a big reason for United's struggles in 2010 are due to the fact that they don't have a true #10 attacking midfielder, and went on to suggest that the team should try Najar in that spot next year.

Do these guys know something our coaches don't?

In various different settings, we've seen Andy Najar start at right wing, right back, and even defensive midfield, but never as a forward or central attacking midfielder. He's been moved up to striker temporarily in some late game situations, but hasn't been given a shot there yet over 90 minutes.

Even if forward is Najar's best position though, as many have suggested, is it worth moving him? United has no other players on the active roster right now who could adequately fill in at right wing if the team moved him up top. As a winger, he is the best player on our team. He's our best attacking option, and our best counterattacking option.

So do we really want to mess with a good thing? Or would moving him closer to the net actually earn D.C. United a couple goals?