DC United vs. FC Cincinnati L'il Nippers

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  1. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When: Thursday the 18th at 8:00pm
    Where: Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati
    TV: ESPN (!)

    If there's ever a road match we should win this is the one (but I've said this before and been wrong).Cincinnati should be on a high after last weekend's win, and we are definitely on a low after scratching out a tie against a shorthanded Revs side. Acosta is out unless he is successful in getting his second game suspension overturned. Rodriguez was not Acosta last Friday, but at least he didn't sulk. Rooney missed a sitter (again), but was all over the field coaching and delivering excellent free kicks/corners. Pines was very good but a bit tentative, I thought, and he deferred too much to the veterans. He should follow his instincts more often, IMO.
    Stieber didn't make the bench again, but I would like to see him on the pitch. His spot was taken by Griffin Yow. I think we need to see Moreno and Canouse play more of a role in the attack; otherwise, we are pretty thin going forward.

    There is danger in the squad overlooking this match and concentrating on our next opponent, Atlanta. There are no easy matches for this United squad!
     
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  2. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ben’s Chili Bowl 2
    Skyline Chili 1
     
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  3. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Baldomero Toledo. Ugh.
     
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  4. Winoman

    Winoman Drinkin' Wine Spo-De-O-De!

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    unHoly Toledo! :eek:
     
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  5. stangspritzring

    stangspritzring Member+

    Apr 3, 2006
    NorMD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can we at least get a mediocre ref once in a while, instead of the festering crap ones?
     
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  6. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Like Alan Kelly :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:?

    (ICYMI, he singlehandedly botched the NYCFC/Red Bulls game last weekend.)

    PS. VAR sucks.
     
  7. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    I couldn't believe what I was I was watching when that happened. Hours and now days later, I'm still surprised by how botched that was.

    I wasn't going to the Ligue 1 matches at Audi Field, but it was only now that I realized some are happening at the same time as United's.
     
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  8. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    We’ve got to find a way to get 3 points here. It’s a must against a team this bad, even on the road. Mr. Rooney needs to be more clinical, everyone needs to be aggressive into the space in front of them and pressure the Cincy defenders rather than pull balls back on the breakout.

    2-0 ⚫️
     
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  9. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's not as humid in Ohio, right? Because that might be the excuse DCU has for being so lethargic on the pitch lately.
    They need to get up on the front foot and play aggressive - when we did that late last year / early this year, we were hard to defend. Lollygagging around looking for the perfect pass to free someone is not cutting it.

    Rooney has to remember he's the team's only forward and stop playing around in midfield - stretch a defense, occupy a defender; do something - 'cause you're looking old and tired here in 2019. The place should be packed and half the folks are there to see you, so give them something to remember (as you break their tiny hearts).

    DC - 2
    Random Ohio city - 1


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    PS: So glad the game is on TV again, that's two in a row and the second of 3 this month :D
     
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  10. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Wall Street Journal has a story today about the $250 M new stadium Cincinnati is building. It's wrap-around roof will protect all against rain and snow. I hope our cheap owners subscribe.
     
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  11. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would cost money so probably not.
     
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  12. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you intend to put on roofing, you're going to do that as part of the initial build. It's way more expensive and more difficult to add it on later.
    So since our caretakers did not do that initially, I have never really believed they had any intention to ever do so - regardless of their empty promises year after year of even filling any of the slots they built but left empty.
     
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  13. jschwarz

    jschwarz Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    Cincinnati, OH
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The FC Cincinnati fans are all geared up for this one. We actually have 2 wins in a row. Players will be coming into this match with some confidence and the crowd should be energized. FCC 2 DCU 1
     
  14. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I guess since you guys are all complete novices to the sport, you have never heard of the wrathful and cruel soccer gods.
     
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  15. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member+

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Dude, leave this guy alone. In 3 years they'll have a stadium that makes ours look like an outhouse and more DPs than a bad porno while we send Rooney off into retirement and wave goodbye to all the EPL bros who filled our stadium and left our ownership with a false sense of it being OK to f--k over the long standing STMs.

    And I just don't wanna hear their shit come then.
     
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  16. Petworth Posse

    Feb 24, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Confession: I'm secretly cheering for Darren Mattocks.
     
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  17. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goff's suggested lineup is identical to the lineup for the Revolution match, with Pines joining Birnbaum, Brillant, Mora and Jara as "defenders" (Jara being more of a wingback). I would drop Brillant in favor of another true midfielder who would assist in the attack and allow Rooney to roam closer to the goal. My extra midfielder choice is Steiber, but I doubt he even travelled. Perhaps young Yow, or even Amerikwa.

    FWIW, there's a report that Sevilla is interested in Acosta.
     
  18. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LaLiga rules. PSG drools.

    James
     
  19. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Leave it to the geniuses at ESPN to black out the stream on ESPN+ because the show is being broadcast nationally on ESPN.
     
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  20. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    That’s a red in half the games this year. Toledo? No card, no VAR.
     
  21. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    I can't get ESPN where I'm at and the place is not carrying TSN2.
     
  22. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    That has always been the case. You need a cable package for espn television networks.
     
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  23. tallguy

    tallguy Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    MoCoLand, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously, we can't finish against a not-so-good expansion team. However, I am enjoying the extended interview with Rose Lavelle.
     
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  24. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    A goal happened.
     
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  25. tallguy

    tallguy Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    MoCoLand, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Finally! Now, score again and put your foot on their throat.
     
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