D.C. United

Reserve review

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I considered making the hour drive to RFK on Sunday morning to see the DC Reserves in action, but decided to play an impromptu game of tennis for the first time in 8 years against by brother-in-law. The good news: I still got it. The bad news: The Reserves lost.

But just in reading the summary of the match, there are several juicy tidbits that could have an impact on the first team:


Resetting the roster (again!)

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Hey, remember that time earlier this month when I told you that United's senior roster appears set. And that the final senior roster slot would go to Jamil Walker. And that Guy Kpene would remain on the developmental roster. Yeah about that... Um...

Walker: Out! Kpene: Out! Dane Murphy: In!

Jeff Curtin

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United added some depth to central defense this week with the addition of Jeff Curtin via the waiver draft. The younger of the two Curtin defenders in Chicago, Jeff had one goal in three appearances (three starts mind you) for the first team in 2007. He's 6'-3", and he graduated from Georgetown with a business degree; both pretty nice attributes.

Time for another roster analysis

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I came up with most of this while standing in line outside in 20 degree weather for two hours to see Barack Obama speak in College Park yesterday (well worth it).

Major League Soccer is probably unlike any other league in the world that I can think of in its limitation of foreign players and players over the age of 25.

Brandon Owens

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And to round out our report on the three Suppies selected by DC United this year, we have Brandon Owens. Again, this is United smartly addressing one of our biggest needs: depth at center back. Owens is not Chance Myers, but he was a four-year starter for UCLA, the pre-season #1 in 2007, and has experience with the National Team at the U17 and U20 levels.