SILVER SPRING, Md.– Just last season, Maryland’s favorite MLS team, D.C. United, finished dead last in the Eastern Conference at the 11 seed, losing a shocking number of 20– the most losses than any other MLS team in 2017.
With the brand new Audi Field, fans would hope that the new stadium would bring in luck.
This hasn’t been the case.
Only seven games into the season, D.C. United is already off to a slow start, sitting in the 10 seed, a position fans wish not to get too familiar with.
“I’m not worried that they’ll repeat their performance last season,” said fan Ryan Carlson. “They already have a win this season. Last season they didn’t win until around 10 games remaining.”
Carlson also added that the current head coach, Ben Olsen, is a major factor of their recent struggles.
“Olsen has been there too long without enough success and they’ve only gotten worse under him,” said Carlson. “And they can’t seem to decide if they want to buy young, promising players or experienced veterans.”
Early in the season, we can only speculate what the season holds for D.C. United.
Their next match will be against Real Salt Lake on Saturday 5/12 at 9:00 p.m.