United offense gets off the mat against Chicago

United offense gets off the mat against Chicago
March 30, 2014, 6:45 pm
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There wasn't much of a difference in the D.C. United formation on Saturday against Chicago, it was still a similar 4-1-2-1-2. In fact, United made only one change from the lineup they used the previous two games -- they started Lewis Neal in midfield ahead of Davy Arnaud. 

Not a huge change, and Arnaud found his way on the pitch earlier than Ben Olsen anticipated after a Luis Silva injury, but United did score their first (and second) goal of the year, while also earning their first point. 

The set-piece that United scored off of in the 35th minute was obviously a huge help for a United team struggling to create chances from the run of play. United combined for three shots on target in their first two games, but had eight against Chicago on Saturday, including one in the scrum in front of the net that Perry Kitchen gave United a 2-1 lead on in the 85th minute.. 

United also had two solid chances from Eddie Johnson that were particularly dangerous, and all-in-all this was United's best offensive performance of the season. As they continue to develop and gel, performances like the first two weeks will hopefully be more of a memory than a weekly occurrence.

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