Allsopp’s ‘rhythm’ at DC United getting better – Olsen

DC United’s interim coach Ben Olsen believes striker Danny Allsopp’s rhythm is getting better.

DC United’s interim coach Ben Olsen believes striker Danny Allsopp’s rhythm is getting better.

The 32-year old Australian was struggling for game time early in the season – his debut year with United – when Curt Onalfo was coach but since Olsen has taken over, Allsopp has been the ‘go to’ man for the Red & Black.

“I think he’s had, as of late, plenty of playing time,” Olsen said. “He’s played a lot of games and he’s our starter right now. He’ll continue to be that guy for us.

“I think his rhythm’s better now that he is getting consistent soccer.”

Allsopp admits that getting improved service from his teammates in a very difficult year has helped him get better in MLS.

“When you get good quality service, it makes my job a lot easier,” Allsopp said. “It takes a bit of pressure off and gives me more of a chance to make runs when I want to make them, rather than having the ball served at you when you’re not particularly ready for it.”

The former Melbourne Victory man is second on goals scored for United with four, one behind Andy Najar.

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