United is back in the Copa Sudamericana, having last played in the competition two years ago, when a late collapse saw them fall to Chile's Catolica at the first hurdle. While it's always exciting to see United in international competitions, I'm not exactly over the moon here as it will just extend DC's fixture congestion into the stretch run for the playoffs. It's going to be a busy, busy summer, and it looks like that'll continue into the fall.
I'm not convinced that MLS rosters are big enough or deep enough to handle that many matches, but one thing's for sure - we'll get to see pretty much every one of those 28 players this year. I know, I know - this is the point where you jump in and say how great it will be to get the young guys some experience. The problem is that MLS is not a "build for the future" league - yet.