D.C. United Offseason 2013-14
The winter of our discontent.
In the penultimate B&RU preview of the East, we take a look at the defending champs. Sporting Kansas City didn't add any big names, but in keeping the band together & content they probably had a good offseason anyway. Can they improve on their 2013?
Our look around the East moves on to the Philadelphia Union, who made some big moves after escaping salary cap purgatory. Their expensive midfield additions addressed an obvious problem, but did it come at the cost of their previously solid defense?
B&RU's Eastern Conference previews continue with a look at the Red Bulls, who are coming off their first trophy-winning season ever. However, after an offseason that saw them lose several starters, Mike Petke's attempts to repeat will be difficult.
Next up in B&RU's look at the rest of the East: The Montreal Impact. Despite making the playoffs, Montreal ended up making a coaching change rather than upgrade their roster. Will it be good enough for them to improve on 2013's inconsistent showing?
Houston is up next in B&RU's look around the East. Dominic Kinnear has assembled the same sort of roster as in past years, but the strengths and weaknesses have shifted to different points on the field. Could this be a down year for the Dynamo?
It is the last game of the 2014 preseason, so we go Behind Enemy Lines with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart to hear about all things Seattle.
The Coffee Pot Cup is on the line as D.C. United faces the Charleston Battery in the Carolina Challenge Cup at 7:30pm tonight.
D.C. United confirmed today the rumor that Leidos, the D.C.-area government contractor, will be the new jersey sponsor.
It wasn't perfect by any means, but DC United - playing a new 4132 formation - held the Houston Dynamo to few chances and capitalized twice at the other end to defeat the Texans 2-0 in the opening match of the Carolina Challenge Cup.