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Injuries deprive D.C. of key returnees
by Paul Kennedy, April 22nd, 2010 12:16AM

TAGS:  d.c. united


[MLS NUMBERS] D.C. United equaled its worst start in club history with four straight losses when it fell to Chicago, 2-0, at home on Saturday. To make matters worse, injuries have cost them the services of five players who accounted for 63 percent of the 2009 starts among its returning players.

Injured Returning Players (2009 Starts):
28 Clyde Simms (strained hamstring)
23 Chris Pontius (strained hamstring)
26 Bryan Namoff (head/neck)
25 Marc Burch (foot surgery)
23 Dejan Jakovic (fractured clavicle)
Other Returning Players (2009 Starts):
25 Rodney Wallace
19 Santino Quaranta
11 Jaime Moreno
8 Julius James
5 Devon McTavish
4 Thabiso Khumalo
1 Brandon Barklage

  1. Ted Westervelt
    commented on: April 22, 2010 at 12:05 p.m.
    At what point can we attribute the DC slump to the coordinated efforts of the league to bleed the club of support so that they can move it?

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