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United they stand -- if the back line holds

March 22, 2010
RodriguezBy Justin Rodriguez
2009 record and finish: 9-8-13, fourth in East, missed playoffs

Key additions: GK Troy Perkins, M Christian Castillo, F Danny Allsopp, F Adam Cristman

Key losses: F Luciano Emilio, M Fred, M Christian Gomez

Key questions:

1. Can United's defense survive without Marc Burch and Bryan Namoff?

The proposition seems like a disastrous one when you consider what the pair means to D.C.

In his 26 starts last season before sustaining ...

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