D.C. United’s 2017 preseason is about to kick into high gear. Here is what to keep an eye on.
The preseason is upon us! Well, the preseason has been upon us for quite some time now. But for D.C. United supporters the preseason has been a bit quiet. Aside from a match on the Bradenton Academy network against Jonkopings FC (That is Swedish for don’t mess with us or something) there really has not been that much action on the D.C. United front.
That will all change this weekend when United partake in the Suncoast Invitational. Over the next week the club will play two matches against two of their Eastern Conference foes in the Montreal Impact (2/17 5pm EST) and the Philadelphia Union (2/25 5pm EST).
While neither match will feel like a derby match in say August or September there will certainly be plenty at stake for United’s players and coaches. Their time at Al Lang Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida will hopefully give coach Ben Olsen a better idea as to his roster depth and a starting eleven.
So with United’s preseason about to pick up here are three players to keep an eye on over the next week.