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Formations & Tactics

In-depth analysis of D.C. United's on-field form

Opposition 11: Likely Impact starters to face DCU

Bad results and a tight schedule have left Mauro Biello with some tough questions to figure out for Montreal

Opposition 11: Likely NYRB starters to face DCU

NYRB is in a better place than they were back in May, but they’re missing a few key players due to injury

Opposition 11: Projected PTFC starters to face DCU

Portland has two distinct looks they can try today, but either way DC has to account for Diego Valeri

Opposition 11: Likely Union starters to face DCU

Despite the flurry of recent moves, the Union are going to field a familiar group tonight

Opposition 11: Likely Impact starters to face DCU

Montreal’s intimidating attack will leave United with a lot of problems to solve

Opposition 11: Likely TFC starters to face DCU

The Black-and-Red will probably find themselves up against a fit-again Jozy Altidore tonight

Opposition 11: Likely Crew starters to face DCU

A stable but struggling Crew side may have to rotate players due to a midweek game

Opposition 11: Likely Philly starters to face DCU

Some things have changed for the Union since United last made the trip up 95

Opp. 11: Likely RSL starters to face DCU tonight

Due to a Tuesday night Open Cup game, RSL’s lineup is very tricky to predict

Opp. 11: Likely Revolution starters vs. D.C. United

Ever streaky, the Revs may be rounding into form as they come to RFK

Opp. 11: Likely Houston starters to face United

The Dynamo have changed their formation under interim coach Wade Barrett, and it has helped them get a couple recent results

Opp. 11: Likely Ft. Lauderdale starters vs. DCU

Black-and-Red fans will see a lot of familiar faces as United makes their first - and hopefully not last - appearance in this year's Open Cup

Opp. 11: Likely Sounders starters vs. D.C. United

The Sounders are unusually weak right now, but they're still going to be tough to break down

4 things D.C. United must do to beat Sporting KC

The mental game, pressure, and a specific match-up in the midfield are all important for United in tonight's match

Opp. 11: Likely SKC starters vs. D.C. United

International call-ups and suspensions will leave KC short of at least four regular starters tomorrow night

4 things D.C. United must do to beat Philadelphia

The Union have been solid, but they're hardly unbeatable. Here's how United can take three points today

Opp. 11: Likely Union starters vs. D.C. United

You might not believe it, but Philly actually has a coherent roster full of respectable players. It's weird.

Opp 11: Likely NYRB starters to face D.C. United

After some attempts to branch out, NYRB has gone back to what worked for them in recent years

4 things D.C. United must do to beat NYCFC

The Black-and-Red need to get on the front foot against a fragile New York City FC side tonight

Opposition 11: Likely NYCFC starters to face DCU

After some unusual choices, Patrick Vieira's side has settled on a consistent formation

The Last Word on DCU's draw with the Fire

A transfer rumor, a new formation, and a problem at the back? Oh my!

Likely Chicago starting 11 to face D.C. United

The Black-and-Red will face a Fire team that is still a long way from figuring out their own identity

5 things D.C. United must do to beat New England

The Revs have some unique qualities that the Black-and-Red need to look out for in tonight's game

Opposition 11: Likely New England starters vs. DCU

Injuries will probably result in a different looking Revs side from the one the Black-and-Red saw last month

Last Word on United's loss to TFC: Head, meet wall

The Black-and-Red dominated statistically, yet never truly seemed to trouble TFC while trailing for virtually an entire 90 minutes. Why?

Opposition 11: Who will TFC start vs. D.C. United?

The Black-and-Red face a team playing out of a 442 for the second week running, but this one has Sebastian Giovinco

5 things United must do to beat the Whitecaps

For the Black-and-Red, the flanks will be a huge point of emphasis for multiple reasons tonight

Opposition 11: Likely VWFC starters to face DCU

A normally predictable Whitecaps side has, for a variety of reasons, become a bit of a wild card.

4 things D.C. United must to do beat the Quakes

Improving a leaky defense and being smarter all over the field are among the items United needs to check off today.

Opposition 11: Likely Quakes starters to face DCU

Some injuries down the spine of their team will leave the Quakes sorting through some imperfect options.

D.C. United vs. San Jose lineup: Time to right the ship

Ben Olsen will try to right the ship after stumbling out of the gate so far

TLW on United's loss to Dallas: Thanks Oscar, geez

FC Dallas just gave the rest of MLS a tutorial on how to disrupt United's already troubled attack.

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