2019 Match Day #25: DC United v. Union, August 4, 2019 p/d/p

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Union' started by cwelch999, Jul 27, 2019.

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Predict The Outcome: DC United v. Union

Poll closed Aug 4, 2019.
  1. Win

    20.8%
  2. Loss

    62.5%
  3. Tie

    16.7%
  1. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You been around here too long Jay
     
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  2. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Counter attacking team that bunkers in??? That's the Union's Kryptonite
     
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  3. EdBacon

    EdBacon Member+

    Apr 6, 2015
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    I didn't expect that.
     
  4. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  5. LiverpoolFanatic

    Liverpool FC, Philadelphia Union
    Feb 19, 2000
    Lancaster, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Another typical, horrible sway performance....


    Oh wait, this is 2019.

    Nice to put a team to the sword on the road. Who's DC United's DP? ;)
     
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  6. Cherry Hill SOB

    Cherry Hill SOB Member+

    Aug 30, 2012
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Also nice to know that we dont have the worst pitch in the league any longer.
     
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  7. Union42

    Union42 Member+

    Jul 29, 2013
    Swarthmore, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously, how is it that the same team that completely failed to show up for the match in Montreal a week ago, and at RSL a few weeks before that, turned around and dominated DC on the road this week? Clearly the U are a very good team this year, but the inability to consistently turn in a competitive performance every week is concerning come playoff time.
     
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  8. mattylip

    mattylip Member+

    Philadelphia Union
    Jul 22, 2011
    Cherry Hill (127, D)
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To compare the Montreal and DC games:

    1. Early goal vs DC while Elliott missed the header vs. Montreal that would have provided an early lead, Przybyłko hit the post and Bush made a good save on Przybyłko. Sometimes luck matters.

    2. Five different players. Don't underestimate that. Wagner was better than Real, Collin was better than Trusty, Creavalle was better than Aaronson and Wooten was better than Fafa. And Monteiro was excellent off the bench.

    3. It was easier to plan for DC than Montreal because Lappalainen was an unknown and with DC what you see is what you get.

    4. Adversity forces focus and concentration. Don't underestimate that.

    5. Red cards make everything easier.
     
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  9. Darkwing McQuack

    Darkwing McQuack BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 11, 2011
    Morrisville, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  10. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  11. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good call, suits.

    If he had gotten fined, the shitstorm would have been something out of the Book of Exodus.
     
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  12. Dulliwhig

    Dulliwhig Member+

    Nov 12, 2009
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do you guys think that would have gotten a fine if he were to say something like "make America great again", build the wall or a pro NRA comment?
     
  13. sentrido

    sentrido Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Possibly. I had a more lengthy response but I don't see how to discuss it without getting into the politics. I do agree certainly from a business perspective not fining Bedoya for what he did was the obvious right decision for the MLS. Because these guys are basically under a collective bargaining agreement I wonder what the MLS could do? Has anyone done something similar in the past?
     
  14. Terrier1966

    Terrier1966 Member

    Nov 19, 2016
    Club:
    Aston Villa FC
    I can see a league not fining a player for making an open-ended plea to all of congress to stop gun violence, hunger, homelessness etc

    If it was directed at one party or was a more specific comment about abortion, immigration, taxes etc that obviously would have been directed at one party or person a league might feel they have to make a point of not condoning partisan commentary.

    I wouldn’t be shocked if this, or all, league(s) eventually send out a note about not using the microphone for any kind celebration/statement. If it starts to become a thing it won’t be long before a fan or player uses the microphone for a purpose that puts the league in a bind.

    I’m not sure if some/any/all telecasts are on a 5 second delay but that conversation likely also has occurred between leagues and production departments.
     
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