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Discussion in 'DC United' started by Sachin, Oct 26, 2009.
F*ckin A Terps! 4-4
4-4 with 5 to go Terps pressing.
Two 10 minutes overtime (golden goal).
Still 4-4 with 7 minutes gone in first overtime
MD loses on penalties 4-3. Georgetown saved in 2nd, MD saved in 4th and 5th. The last PK was nearly straight at the keeper.
Great final 30 + 2 OT's for the Terps.
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Great match. Too bad it was played in Hoover, Alabama on a reconfigured baseball field with over half of the seats empty.
I've seen the stadium and know how money works in Hoover, but I hated that they won the bid.
Richmond would have been sold out for the G'Town/Maryland game....
I guess it's worth noting Georgetown lost to Indiana who claimed their 8th title.
The guy who scored the winner for Indiana (Nikita Kotlov) also scored the winner for Carmel United against DCU in the U18 Academy final a few years ago.
Which means he'll be drafted by either Chicago, Houston, NY, or LA.
Washington Spirit (formerly DC United Women) is the name of the team in the still unnamed women league (WPSA?).
Like the NBA team Washington Wizards & the WBA team Washington Mystic, the name "Washington Spirit" doesn't resonate much either with the D.C. metropolitan area or with the sport being played by the team.
I have no problem with Spirit in a women's league. Obviously, I blame the Abe Pollin and the Bullets for the Mystics name. The NBA wanted to connect the men's teams to their women's teams. Fail would be the identity crisis that is the Spirit logo.
They disagree (I have no idea from who's ass they pulled this tweet):
D.C. United Women @DCUWomen
RT @washspirit: Why @WashSpirit? Name supports core mission of club to empower women thru sport
What time tonight is this new league scheduled to go bust? I didn't catch that in the posts above.
Suspense is their marketing plan.
It's not meant as a slam on the sport at all -- I don't dislike women's soccer, and if it does well that's great. But if it's "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me," well, what's "fool me three times"? What's changed in the last seven months that makes this league likely to succeed? (and the answer can't be "Dan Borislow isn't involved in it")
Get ready for the high pitched sound of "we've got spirit yes we do"...
Not saying it's a guarantee, but, well, it is.
Also, at some point, and that point may have been 8 or so years ago, the continual failings of their leagues do have a negative impact on MLS too.
"Washington Freedom" always sounded to me like they were sponsored by a feminie hygine product.
People say that about the Metros too, but MLS seems to be doing just fine despite them.