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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Blake Brettschneider
There's no place like home, and make no mistake about it: D.C. United's players do love playing in front of their frenzied faithful.
By the time Blake Brettschneider found out he would be kicking off his professional soccer career with D.C. United, the University of South Carolina product had endured waiting through five rounds and 75 picks over the course of two separate drafts.
Exhibition games don't really count for much - not like league games. But these friendly games are sometimes a chance for a rookie player to show off his skills and make some memories.
"Anybody knows we've left way too many points on the table, especially at home," said rookie striker Blake Brettschneider. "If I told you there wasn't frustration, I'd be lying to you."
"You can't do that; you've got to be able to win at home and be able to play tough on the road," said Brettschneider. "That's what we're working toward."