D.C. United 2013 Season
D.C. United is bringing on board several new players for 2014, and some of them show up on MLS seasonal and all-time rankings. Let's see who's on which list and what it all means for the Black-and-Red.
It's nearly over, people. After Sunday's game at RFK Stadium, the 2013 season will be officially behind us. But, with that hurdle still to go, we swapped questions with our friends over at Dynamo Theory site to help us better understand the Orange.
While 2013 will go down as D.C. United's worst MLS season in history, their road performance this year has been even worse. And, that road campaign ended at a place and to a team that has many qualities we need to emulate.
The Sporks were marginally less incompetent than United. That's all one can say for this game. The suits at NBCSN aren't going to be pleased.
Due mainly to injuries, United was forced into using a three-man back line in a 1-1 draw against the Union. It was an interesting look and one we might like to see more often next year. So long as we have three different defenders in the back.
A hectic end of September and start to October has delayed our monthly voting by a few days, but if the worst record in the league can't stop us for naming United's best performer from the last month, then a trophy certainly won't.
D.C. United is essentially playing preseason soccer looking toward 2014. So, it's not surprising the playoff-contending Chicago Fire won the game. What's surprising is that we still don't know how D.C. United players will be judged for 2014.
The final act to this strange season is finally here. It's involved a silver cup and a wooden spoon, and it may yet mean spoiling our rivals' post-season plans. And, D.C. United is still chasing the ghost of Tampa Bay.
I'm with you guys. The season ended on Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah. But there are four pre-preseason games to play before MLS shuts down for the winter. (What are these "playoffs" you speak of?) The first of those comes Friday against the Fire.
D.C. United are champions again having won the US Open Cup. Amazingly, paradoxically, and unbelievably they may clinch the #1 pick in the MLS SuperDraft in the very same week. Let's see how likely this is to happen for the champions of US soccer.