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D.C. United is markedly different with Wayne Rooney: Filibuster

They’re not nearly as dynamic when he’s on the bench

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D.C. United got stymied midweek before getting some points on the weekend, and Filibuster breaks it down for you. Jason, Adam, and Ben talk about how D.C. United let the New York Red Bulls play the style that they wanted to play and contrast that with how Wayne Rooney influences the game, as shown by their uptick in play when he subbed in and his play throughout the game against the Colorado Rapids. We also discuss Russell Canouse’s return and figure out who should be playing in D.C. United’s central midfield. We have to break down Kellyn Acosta’s goal and how he got so wide open, continue to discuss D.C. United’s defense, and talk about Tim Howard’s poor play.

In the second segment we preview D.C. United’s weekend road trip to face the Montreal Impact. We talk about how the Impact are likely the team that United will have to beat out to make it to the playoffs, discuss their horrific start (which seems to have been a theme for them), and discuss how they’ve started to right the ship. When you talk about the Impact you always have to talk about Ignacio Piatti, and then Jason tells us how D.C. United should gameplan for him and his teammates. Give it a listen!

We do not talk about the MLS All-Star Game. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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