DC United coach Soehn challenges Jacobson

Midfielder Andrew Jacobson is making a claim to secure one of this year's reduced squad places for D.C. United.

Midfielder Andrew Jacobson is making a claim to secure one of this year's reduced squad places for D.C. United.

"We have a competitive roster and one of our young guys [Jacobson] has shown really well there," said head coach Tom Soehn on Tuesday. "I knew there were going to be some hard decisions, and I still think there's some hard decisions to come. ... It's been competitive in every part of the field."

MLS team rosters are being reduced to 24 players for the 2009 season down from 28. Each team will be allowed 20 senior roster spots and 4 developmental positions.

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