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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/16/2011

Box lunch: Charlie Davies and the United fan experience

By Washington Post Editors

To say goals were at a premium for D.C. United last season would be like saying the same for Wizards road wins -- all right, not quite, but you get the idea.

United managed just 21 goals during its 2010 campaign and aside from Andy Najar's breakout rookie of the year performance, the team failed to generate much offensive excitement in a dismal season.

With today's announced acquisition of former U.S. national team starter Charlie Davies, what offensive improvements do you expect to see from United this season? And more importantly, as a fan, what does the addition of Davies signal to you as United tries to get back into contention in MLS?

Let us hear your thoughts below...

Also be sure to vote in the poll over on Soccer Insider asking how excited you are about United adding Davies.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 16, 2011; 11:40 AM ET
Categories:  United  | Tags:  United  
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Comments

Woohoo!

Posted by: the_slammer | February 16, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Get him outta DC!

Posted by: seangw83 | February 16, 2011 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Damn this is the only thing DCU has gotten right since 2008... so I guess "tradition" only comes every so often!

Posted by: rigs88 | February 16, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

United had already improved its team speed and energy significantly, but Davies takes those things to another level. This is a big move, the kind DCU used to make on a regular basis.

The defense is still a big question mark, but this year's team will be much more fun to watch, will score more goals, and should be in contention for a playoff spot when the leaves start to turn.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | February 16, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Between my son playing on multiple teams, me reffing, and work, I haven't attended a game at RFK in a season or 2. While I have made some Cup games at the Soccerplex (a lot more convenient for me), I have felt guilty not attending any games at RFK. With this signing, I will make a point in going there multiple times this season. Go CD!

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | February 16, 2011 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Won't say it magically solves our defensive woes, but it sure gives me a reason to look forward to the season.

Posted by: stancollins | February 16, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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