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D.C. United's madden voyage into the 2014 campaign never really got going in a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Crew in the home opener at R.F.K. Stadium.
There are eleven newcomers on the roster as United opens its season against the Columbus Crew Saturday at R.F.K. Stadium.
United will get their first shot at a turnaround on Saturday when the team welcomes the Columbus Crew to RFK Stadium.
The 2014 opening day roster for D.C. United will look markedly different than the previous year's roster.
D.C. United is ready to move on from 2013.
At 3-24-7, United became the first MLS club to win fewer than four games. Their 0.65 goals per game average is the lowest the league has seen. The minus-37 goal differential tied for the all-time worst.
While United have a league-worst 3-21-6 mark in MLS play, they managed to win four straight in the U.S. Open Cup en route to an appearance in Tuesday night's title game at Real Salt Lake.
In just four games with United, Silva has shown what he's capable of as a playmaker. With three goals and an assist, he's already the leading scorer for a 3-17-4 D.C. squad.
"It's a huge first step," United coach Ben Olsen said. "We've had these before, but this one's different because of the resources the ownership group has, and it's in D.C. We haven't gone down this road with the District."