A deep lineup with flexible players has allowed D.C.
D.C. United is so close. For the first time in almost three years United has chance to slip into first place with a win Saturday at home against New England.
Two teams in very different places collide Saturday at R.F.K Stadium. D.C. United is tied for second place in the Eastern Conference and has not lost at home since the season opener.
Defensive midfielder is not one of soccers glamour positions. Traditional jersey numbers are not assigned to it like number 9 for striker and number 10 for playmaking midfielder.