With three games in seven days, the thought of personnel rotation for D.C. United was natural somewhere, be it Wednesday against the Montreal Impact or Saturday against the Chicago Fire. So Ben Olsen ripped the band-aid off, with seven changes from Sunday’s draw with the New York Red Bulls, including a guy making his first start for the team since being traded, and two others making their first starts of the year, including one making his first MLS start, period. And they held their own with the Impact for the first hour before succumbing and sharing the points in a 1-1 draw.
With that, on we go to the voting form. A new wrinkle due to request, there is a referee rating for you to choose what you do with. The scale, once again, is:
1 - Not a pro (MLS/NASL/USL) quality performance
4 - Average USL starter
6 - Average MLS starter
9 - MLS All-Star
10 - MLS MVP-quality performance
And as always, feel free to lobby who you think did better or worse than others: