D.C. United may be in its final week of the season, but the squad is still training at a high level in preparation for Sunday's game against the Houston Dynamo. Yesterday, United began its session with simple passing drills and quickly transitioned into a team possession exercise.
After warming up in the crisp temperatures, the Black-and-Red ran a transition drill that created both 3 v 2 and 2 v 1 situations. After the three attackers took on the pair of defenders, the defenders countered against a lone player at the other end of the pitch.
A full-field scrimmage soon followed, and D.C. ended training with a finishing drill—the ball was played wide and then whipped in for a pair of attackers to finish.
United will look to be dangerous in the attacking third against the Dynamo, who come into Sunday's game needing a result if it hopes to qualify for the playoffs. With Houston likely to provide high pressure, there may be opportunities for the Black-and-Red on the break.
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