WASHINGTON ? Having conceded eight goals in two games, questions about the D.C. United back line were once again surfacing ahead last week?s home stand. Defensive lapses that had been viral during 2010?s struggles were cropping up again in heavy losses.
Potentially making matters worse, Jed Zayner and Marc Burch, the expected starters at the outside back spots, were sidelined with hamstring injuries. In search of options ahead of last Wednesday?s clash against Seattle Sounders FC, coach Ben Olsen turned to rookie Perry Kitchen and reserve Daniel Woolard to help lift the defense.