D.C. United Trying To Get Back To The Playoffs But Challenges Await

One of the most successful MLS teams of all time, D.C. United hasn’t even been to the playoffs the past two seasons.

It won’t be any easier for them in 2010 as some key players left the club.

Gone are former MLS MVP Christian Gomez, 2009 team leading scorer Luciano Emilio, midfield maestro Fred, and 12 season D.C. United veteran Ben Olsen.

There is also a new head coach, as Curt Onalfo replaces the fired Tom Soehn.

How can the team possibly cope?

D.C. still boasts striker and MLS all-time leading goal scorer Jamie Moreno.

The Bolivian International has scored 131 goals in 11 seasons in MLS, and is also fourth all-time in assists with 102. He’s had a good preseason and if he stays healthy and fresh he could wreck havoc on a lot of opposing defenses.

Supporting the elder statesman of the club are two players that were nominated for the 2009 Rookie of the Year award, Chris Pontius and Rod...

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