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Keystone cops for D.C. United defense; watch this goal

Apr 21, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

McInerney

First, we told you that D.C. United needed a Jack McInerney. The young U.S. striker just keeps scoring, doing so again early on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

D.C. United is in trouble. Big trouble. Down at the break, 3-1.

Of course, what Ben Olsen’s team also needs is for his defenders not to freakin’ run into each other!

Things are going from bad to worse around RFK Stadium. While the offense has been nothing short of awful, the Black and Red defense hasn’t been too bad. Check that – had not been too bad.

Watch the goal below, McInerney’s fifth this year (and his first of two Sunday, good enough to share the league lead.) It’s just Benny Hill skit back there – that is a series of wobbles and mayhem and fellows falling down.

It starts with United center back Dejan Jakovic, unhurried or unchallenged, giving away a ball in midfield. Brandon McDonald is way too slow about getting even with his fellow defenders, which leaves McInerney in free on Conor Casey’s wise, early through ball.

When Jakovic and McDonald catch up to McInerney … they run into one another.

The young Union striker calmly places his shot past ‘keeper Bill Hamid for the first of two early Union goals.

Here ‘’tis! Turn and look away D.C. United fans.

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  1. jerichowhiskey - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    McInerney looked off-side in that play, but that defending was pretty poor.

    • krazymunky - Apr 21, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      if you pause the video at the pass. he is way onside.

    • Steve Davis - Apr 21, 2013 at 9:19 PM

      McDonald (at the top of the screen) held him on. Just barely … but onside.

  2. jpan007 - Apr 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    he made it looks easy

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