This morning, DC United announced that they had waived Casey Townsend, after making 9 appearances for DC last year, and a handful of loan appearances in Richmond. As others have already commented, Townsend is a poacher, and last year offered very little opportunity in the way of chances for forwards like him. I could see him being successful on an NASL/USL side, and hope he catches on somewhere.
The positive outcome of this roster move is that DC United’s forward picture has become clear. Eddie Johnson is your obvious #1, when Olsen plays with 1 forward up top, which is his usual formation choice. Fabian Espindola will sometimes partner with him, or play withdrawn, and Conor Doyle is your CCL+ Open Cup + “when EJ is at the WC” guy. The amount of games DC will be playing this year necessitates a fourth forward, which means that Michael Seaton should get an opportunity to play more games for DC this year. Christiano Francois will likely spend the entire year in Richmond, which is the best case scenario for all parties involved.
What do you expect out of Seaton this year, after limited appearances last year with short glimpses of his potential?
Just got back from today’s awesome event at Pinstripes in Georgetown, and have some pictures to share of the event.
Pinstripes is a really neat venue, and the perfect setting for the number of DC United fans in attendance. Really good food, entertainment options, and excellent access to players. These are the kind of events that make the seem “major league” in a way the RFK just does them a disservice.
The new jersey was also unveiled, and it was very similar to the leaked version from earlier this morning. I think it looks better in person than it did online, and I absolutely bought one. Nick DeLeon, prepare to be the next victim of my jersey curse.
New renderings of the future DC United stadium were also available, but they weren’t tremendously compelling. Very simple, with lots of glass for suites on one side, and a taller stand on the far side. Endline seating options seemed to be the place where they want to put supporter’s groups. These guys got a shot where I didn’t. That’s why they’re the top dogs!
Compliments to the players, and staff for putting together a really fun event, which had to be pretty expensive considering the alcohol policy. Hoping this becomes an annual outing. Pictures below the jump: Continue reading