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D.C. United’s opening game, and facing off against Atlanta United: Filibuster

Not the result we hoped for, but the result we expected

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We have a game to analyze, and so Filibuster is here to take you through it. Jason, Adam, and Ben talk about D.C. United’s opening draw against Orlando City SC, and we have to start with the second half. We talk about tactics versus execution of those tactics, and how the midfield was less than the sum of its parts. We also discuss Darren Mattocks’ break away and penalty kick, the disturbing trend of late goals, and how this was the best played game of the entire first week of MLS.

In the second half, we welcome on Eric Quintana from Dirty South Soccer to preview D.C. United’s weekend nationally televised match against Atlanta United. We discuss what happened in their 4-0 opening day loss, the departures of Carlos Carmona and Yamil Asad, and the play of their defense. We also discuss Miguel Almiron, what thebest position is for Darlington Nagbe, whether Andrew Carleton should have played, and their new stadium. Give it a listen!

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