Espíndola will look to warm up a D.C. United offense and the Gateway United offense. He's widely expected to get opportunities and minutes with the hope being that he can provide both United's with the offensive punch. Espindola was a big piece of some of Real Salt Lake’s successful years. While his role was reduced toward the back half of 2013 under Mike Petke, he finished with 9 goals. That’s not bad.