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By Tammy Bruce
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Topic - Brandon Mcdonald
McDonald, 27, spent just over two years with D.C. United. He appeared in 63 games, starting 62 of those, and totaled three goals and five assists in that span.
Kitchen has carved a reputation as a valuable ally to D.C. United's defensive corps. He wins tackles in midfield, snuffing attacks in their infancy. He keeps the ball moving, preventing sustained pressure. Essentially, he gets them out of jams.
When D.C. United on Wednesday agreed to sacrifice home-field advantage by swapping home playoff dates with the New York Red Bulls, many factors came into play.
In his fourth year, Dejan Jakovic has been around the block in a D.C. United uniform. More so, in fact, than all but one of his teammates. While the club has overhauled its roster, the 27-year-old lingers as a rare remnant from another era.
Lionard Pajoy and Long Tan each scored his first goal with his new club, helping D.C. United to a 4-2 victory over the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night at RFk Stadium.
D.C. United had just taken a pair of punches to the gut. Up 2-0 at halftime against the New England Revolution, they watched that lead evaporate in the opening minutes of the second stanza. But they had an answer.
For all the uncertainty the D.C. United back line has gone through in recent weeks, with a plethora of moving parts dictated by injury, fatigue and form, there has been a constant for the team to rely on: Brandon McDonald.
Soccer conforms to the demands of Darwinism. Particular positions demand particular traits.
As the first half of the 2011 MLS season unfolded, it became clear that D.C. United needed to fill voids on their roster if the club wanted to emerge from the middle of the Eastern Conference pack and contend for an MLS Cup.
The Detroit Lions have put offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus and cornerback Brandon McDonald on season-ending injured reserve and activated linebacker Caleb Campbell for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.
The only loud tweets Browns coach Eric Mangini wants to hear about are the ones coming out of his whistle.
"We've got to keep moving," McDonald said. "I think everybody is just shaking their heads at this point."
"You look at his feet, you can give him balls in tough situations and he finds a way to get out of them," McDonald said. "He's real greasy. So for me, I love having him in there."