CHARLESTON, S.C. — Nick DeLeon understands how crucial 2014 is for his career trajectory. As a Rookie of the Year finalist in 2012, the D.C. United winger was a breakout star thanks to some rampaging runs and clutch scoring. But nagging injuries and sluggish form left DeLeon mired in a sophomore slump last season.
So was 2013 an aberration or a sign of things to come? DeLeon is determined to make sure it's the former.