Pre-match: DC United vs. Philthy - USOC

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  1. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When: Wednesday June 12th, 7:00 PM ET
    Where: Audi Field
    Why: Because this is where the real season starts and do you really want to watch the US any more?

    That’s all i have folks.
     
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  2. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    TV: ESPN +
     
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  3. JRHokie

    JRHokie Member+

    Aug 23, 2001
    Fairfax, VA
    Who's on gc duty for both teams? Other than Arriola.
     
  4. big spaniel

    big spaniel Member

    Nov 18, 1999
    Arlington, Virginia
    C'mon guys, it's The Cup. Five wins and we get a 105-year-old trophy, and games overseas next spring. Let's go for this.
     
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  5. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Junior Moreno will also be absent from DCU, since he's on Copa America duty.

    Philly will be without Andre Blake, Warren Crevalle, and Marco Fabian for GC duty, (Crevalle is injured as well), and they'll also be without Cory Burke due to visa issues.
     
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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
    Having so many MLS teams play other MLS teams is the worst thing to happen to the USOC ever. I'm having a hard time caring and I LOVE the USOC.
     
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  7. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    It doesn't make me more interested in the games. I'm missing my first home USOC match in years because of work.
     
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  8. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, the MLS guys should come in sooner and be paired with lower division teams (hosting) wherever possible. 10 of them should be given the option to not participate - I'm sure several would bow out uninterested, hopefully DCU would not be one of them.
    It's understandable that as the tournament goes on, it would be MLS-heavy by the end - but there is no excuse for MLS teams playing each other in the first round they participate.
    Many of the groups have 3 MLS and one real team - the new format seems to make a non-MLS team getting thru virtually impossible, which takes away some of the fun of the early rounds involving MLS.
     
  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    As much as people complained about it, it was better when some MLS teams had to have a play-in to enter USOC.
     
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  10. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I find it hard to care about the USOC on a macro level regardless of who is playing who.

    As a fan of DC United however, I draw more excitement from facing The Union than I would if we had drawn North Carolina FC.
     
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  11. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    That's weird to me. DC already play them up to 4 times a season. I'd much rather see NCFC.
     
  12. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I'm missing because of AF.
     
  13. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you familiar with them? Or do you just like to see different players/clubs?

    I don't watch USL outside of a kickers game here or there and I guess just don't have much interest in learning about the new teams.

    The last non DC United USOC game I watched was when FCC made their run a year or two back.
     
  14. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I don't know much about them. I'm just so bored of Philly.
     
  15. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    In the past, these games featured the benchwarmers in starting roles. In this case, DCU doesn't have a game in earnest for two weeks. Does Olsen start a squad full of starters? Or does he go with subs?

    My guessed upon lineup would be:

    Seitz
    Ward - Pines - Robinson - Pedroso
    Segura - McCann
    Yow - Titi - Stieber
    Amarikwa

    Subs: Rooney if a goal is needed, Birnbaum and Brillant to nail down the defense. Center mids and outside mids are a real problem.

    Is Mora capable of 20 minutes? If so, put him in as a sub.

    I'm assuming these players are unavailable: Arriola (GC), Canouse (injury). Durkin (rest after U-20 tourney) and Moreno (int'l duty)
     
  16. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Quotes from Ben on FloFC say that we will play the strongest possible lineup.

    https://www.flofc.com/articles/6516...will-field-best-team-as-possible-versus-union
     
  17. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    And teams are allowed 4 subs in USOC games.
     
  18. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Durkin is back at DCU practice, no need for rest - but he won't play because he got a red in our last USOC game last year.

    Both teams have no games so will play a full MLS-style line-up - boring, same as yet another league game with these yahoos, but with 4 subs and a possible overtime.

    I love playing the lower-level teams with a B-ish team - lets you see how the backups handle the pressure of being in an important game against a team who is really up to play and try to beat you, moreso than just a regular 1-of-36 regular-season game.

    Finally remembered to actually buy tickets - the game details list two tiers of tickets - GA West and GA end-line - but i had three choices of West seats - I hope my fake section number gets me into the same places as my friend's fake section number.
    I went in without the special email the first time and saw that ticketbastard is selling seats for $20+ fees - mine were $15 no fee - so that almost paid for parking :rolleyes:
     
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  19. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    There was a super-secret email? Shit. I paid full fare to TicketBastard.:mad:
     
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  20. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I won't be watching on ESPN+......................:D
     
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  21. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They sent out a season-ticket email a while ago (like the day after the game was announced).
    I called yesterday and had them re-send it.
    I hope I remember to go by the box office to get my paper ticket before I get in the security-theater line :)
     
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  22. YoungRef87

    YoungRef87 Member

    DC United
    United States
    Jan 5, 2018
    My tickets from Ticketmaster just say “General Admission”.

    Also, this is my first visit to Audi Field!
     
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  23. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have fun!

    Don't expect too much ;)
     
  24. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    From my ticket rep re: concessions tonight:

    The concessions locations open for tonight will be all locations in the north side (133-138) and west side (122-132) concourses of the stadium.

    Arepas!
     
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  25. Section 107

    Section 107 Member

    DCU
    United States
    Jul 18, 2018
    I am not so enamored of the arepas - several are tasty but they are all messy as heck when trying to eat them at your seat. (maybe if I ate them while in my seat....)
     
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