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Wayne Rooney and what he means for D.C. United’s formation: Filibuster

A diamond? A bucket? Wingbacks?!

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D.C. United lost their umpteenth frustrating game this season, and Jason, Adam, and Ben walk you throw it. We talk about the contrasting games that Frederic Brillant and Yamil Asad had, and ponder if Ben Olsen could change up his starters to try and get better results. We observe how Ben Olsen doesn’t really bench players like he used to a few years ago, and we have to talk about the terrible game that Allen Chapman had (even if it didn’t change the outcome much). We end the first segment by talking about the LA Galaxy game tomorrow night and wondering if their lineup changes have been the key to their better play recently.

In the second segment we talk about D.C. United’s newest forward, Wayne Rooney, and break down what his impact means for the rest of the team. We throw out a couple of different formations into which he might fit, and tease out what those formations would mean for the rest of the players on the field. Give it a listen!

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