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D.C. United forward Patrick Mullins (16) goes down against Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman, left, during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, in Washington. The Impact won 4-2. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) **FILE**

Mullins, Mattocks battling to become United’s starting striker

When United looked to retool its roster this offseason, competition up top was a must. Enter Jamaican striker Darren Mattocks, a seventh-year veteran acquired in a December trade with the Portland Timbers.

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