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Formations & Tactics

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

Opposition 11: Likely Chicago Fire starters vs DCU

Interim head coach Brian Bliss has made some changes to the Fire's lineup since taking charge, but speed is still a major factor.

Keys to Victory: How DCU can beat NYCFC tonight

United is in dire need of a win. Here's how to make that happen.

Opposition 11: Likely NYCFC starters vs. DC United

Let's talk about the players that will join NYCFC's superstars in the downpour at RFK tomorrow night.

Opposition 11: Likely Montreal starters vs. DCU

Plenty of big names are missing for Montreal, but United will probably have to deal with the biggest one.

Keys to Victory: DCU's to-do list to beat Montreal

It's the right time to be playing the Impact, but United still has some hard work to do tonight.

Keys to Victory: 3 things for DCU to do vs. MoBay

This game might not mean much for either club, but it should still be turned into a useful exercise for the Black-and-Red.

Opposition 11: Likely Columbus starters vs. DCU

The Crew haven't changed much since they last faced United in May, but that steady approach has reaped benefits for Gregg Berhalter's side.

DCU's keys to victory against the Columbus Crew

United is facing a very different opponent from the side they played last weekend. Here's how they can get back to winning form in MLS play.

Opposition 11: Likely Arabe Unido starters vs. DCU

A suspension and some possibly eligible new signings have added some wrinkles for El Expreso Azul.

Keys to Victory: DCU's to-do list vs. Arabe Unido

This game sets up very well for United to get the job done and assure themselves a spot in next year's CCL knockout stages.

Opposition 11: Likely Rapids starters vs. United

Normally predicting a Rapids starting lineup is very difficult, but it might be easier than normal tonight.

Keys to Victory: DCU's to-do list at Colorado

In this new segment, we're looking into the things United needs to get right against Colorado, and what weaknesses to exploit.

Opposition 11: Likely NYRB starters vs. United

A very consistent NYRB side should be at more or less full strength tonight despite playing mid-week.

Opposition 11: Likely San Jose starters vs. United

San Jose is coming off of a huge win, but may be forced into some player rotation today at RFK.

Opposition 11: Likely Arabe Unido starters vs. DCU

We took a look at United's CCL opponent tonight because we are obsessive nerds.

Opposition 11: Likely NYCFC starters vs. DC United

United faces New York City for the first time ever tonight.

Opposition 11: Likely IMFC lineup vs D.C. United

United's timing is impeccable, as some crucial names will be unavailable for IMFC tonight.

Probable DCU lineup vs. IMFC: Big names returning?

The Black-and-Red may have some big names back in their gameday squad tonight against l'Impact.

Opposition 11: Likely Real Salt Lake lineup vs DCU

RSL has been very good going forward recently, but it looks like they'll be pretty vulnerable defensively tonight.

Opposition 11: Likely Union starting 11 vs. DCU

For once, the Union will field a fairly predictable lineup.

Opposition 11: Projected FCD starters to face DCU

The Hoops are usually hard to predict, but a recent string of wins makes their lineup more straightforward.

Opposition 11: Projected SSFC starters to face DCU

The Sounders could be missing up to five big names for this game, which seems an awful lot like last year's DC-Seattle tilt.

Opposition 11: Likely Philly starters to face DCU

Despite this being their fifth game in two weeks, it looks like Philly will start the best team they can tonight.

Opposition 11: Likely TFC starters to face DCU

TFC might not have United's depth to rotate in fresh players after playing Wednesday, but their big names are probably all going to be on display this evening.

Opposition 11: Likely Fire starters tonight vs DCU

It's not a good night for United to be playing, but it is a good night to play the short-handed, struggling Fire.

D.C. United versus Chicago Fire lineup

An insane stretch of games

Opposition 11: Likely Revolution starters vs. DCU

Midweek games normally complicate things, but the Open Cup actually leaves the Revs with little flexibility in picking a lineup to face United.

USOC Opposition 11: Likely Pittsburgh lineup

Here's what we expect to see out of a Riverhounds side that hasn't lost in seven games.

Opposition 11: Likely starters for Orlando City

The surging Lions are missing a couple of internationals, while a starting job or two may be up for grabs.

Opposition 11: Likely TFC starters to face DCU

A formation change may be in order for TFC today.

Opposition 11: Likely Chicago starters to face DCU

Chicago is going to have to rotate some regulars, but the versatility of their roster makes it hard to say who will step in.

Opposition 11: Likely Union starters to face DCU

Despite two straight wins, the Union are going to make some changes.


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