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Topic - Dejan Jakovic
The 2014 opening day roster for D.C. United will look markedly different than the previous year's roster.
This past February, D.C. United coach Ben Olsen spoke of his club's arduous quest to bring in a true goal-scorer, then looked to prized signing Hamdi Salihi and declared, "We think we've found him."
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.
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.
Paced by the influence of newcomer Charlie Davies, D.C. United's attack appears poised to make the club's goal-scoring futility of last season a distant memory. With nine tallies in six games, D.C. is on track to eclipse its entire 2010 scoring output well before this campaign's midpoint.
"It's on all of us," said defender Dejan Jakovic, downplaying his compatriot's slow start. "We're struggling as team. You can't put it on him. There are definitely guys who need to step up and make plays, so we're in this together."
As center back Dejan Jakovic said, "A lot of people underestimate his speed. He's got some wheels on him, and I think he's actually a very good one-on-one defender. You don't see a lot of guys getting by him."