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Since when have the Vancouver Whitecaps become the model for defense in MLS?
Okay, it's only the third week of the season, and the Whitecaps haven't been challenged by any powerful offensive team, downing the Montreal Impact and, most recently, Chivas USA.
Nevertheless, Vancouver hasn't allowed a goal in the young 2012 campaign, and a large part of that has to do with team captain Jay DeMerit.
DeMerit has been able to direct the Whitecaps' back line successfully, helping the team out the gates with a perfect record, and even notching his first goal for the franchise (the game-winner against Chivas USA).
Now DeMerit and Co. will host D.C. United, who haven't yet shown much offensive presence, but feels like a team that can explode in any minute.
Will DeMerit continue to successfully manage his team—who have slowly been climbing the ranks to become one of the stingiest teams to start a season—and maybe add couple more goals to his tally?