DCU versus Team Lex Luthor

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  1. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    When: Today at 8:00 PM Civilized Time
    Where: BMO Field
    TV: Our good friends at Flo who are busy as we speak locking Johnson and MacTavish in the broadcasting closet -- I mean booth.

    Notes: NDL is listed by Goff as a potential MF starter for Toronto. He also shows Altidore as starting and watch out for Pozuelo.

    For DC, the only apparent change will be Durkin for Moreno. I guess Olsen wants to run Rooney's legs off this season so he is no taller than Lucho at the end of the season.

    Discuss -- and show all work.
     
  2. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a sure sign of bad management (at the league offices this time) that this is but our first of 3 road games this upcoming week.

    Last time I saw Toronto play they looked pretty good. I think their new foreign DP guy is better than their previous foreign DP guy. But they still seem to give up goals pretty easily so as much as them scoring is a danger, teams can keep up.
    We're pretty good at discouraging teams in their own stadium, so we have a good chance to get some points here - we'll just have to see what surprises VAR holds :)

    I'd feel better about Altidore if Pines was healthy - the last few years I advocated for Opare to start over Birnbaum when the opposing team had bigger, stronger, slower forwards - Birnbaum is better with the smaller faster forward types. Altidore is not fast, or really all that good, but he uses is body and pushes people around pretty well to open up space, and with space you can score.

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    I will leave you with a pic of one of the most disgusting and unnecessary of baby Canadian animals
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    luckily, of the 5 I saw last week in and around my pond, only one has so far survived. Still, one too many.
     
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  3. QuietSide

    QuietSide Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    If I was reading Twitter correctly last night (it was in Spanish so I was relying on Google translate) I think Junior Moreno's father passed away and he will miss tonight's game and Saturday's game.
     
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  4. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RIP Carlos Horacio Moreno, Junior's father.
     
  5. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    I had no idea there was a game tonight.
    Someone should sticky this thread.
    I don't get "Team Lex Luthor"
     
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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
    #6 Q*bert Jones III, May 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 10:55 AM
    I think Lex Luthor grew up Mississagua???
     
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  7. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    I can see us taking advantage of some weak defense and goal keeping. 3-2 good guys.
     
  8. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    If you're a Canadian geography geek, sit down.

    Toronto FC have their administrative offices at Scotia Bank Arena and play in Bank of Montreal Stadium, which is bounded by Ontario Drive, Quebec Street, Nova Scotia Avenue and Nunavut Road.
     
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  9. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    All I know about Canadian geography is that all you need to find downtown of a city, find King Street.
     
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  10. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    ******** what anyone says, he's a villain. He's bald.
     
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  11. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    You mean like Bradley.
     
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  12. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Usually people refer to Skeletor or The Crypt Keeper - but he does also look similar to Lex Luthor if you want to be too-polite
     
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  13. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    These I would have gotten.
     
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  14. PSURoss

    PSURoss Member

    Sep 30, 2002
    DC Burbs
    Lets be frank, Lex Luthor was a criminal genious. Bradly is just some twat who jogs around the field, at half speed, shooting dirty looks a people who think he gave up on 2 national team coaches in a year.
     
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  15. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Years ago when Bradley was playing for Roma, he scored a goal and the announcer referred to him as "Lex Luthor" -- hence my use of the term. Skeletor, Assmunch, Shithead are free for anyone else to use.:)
     
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  16. Winoman

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

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  17. Winoman

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

    Jul 26, 2000
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I always thought his old man looked like Skeletor.
     
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  18. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    I always thought Bradley looked like a childhood cancer survivor but since you are not allowed to make fun of childhood cancer survivors I don't do this anymore.
     
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  19. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    PC gone mad.
     
  20. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goff has Durkin starting, but somewhere I read that Moreno's father died, which suggests that this sad fact, and not Ben's desire to rest his players during this intensive week of matches, was the reason.
     
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  21. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canuck overload....................canuck overload....................canuck overload..............:confused:
     
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  22. QuietSide

    QuietSide Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    FWIW, Goff posted an article on the Post several days ago (datelined May 11 but I think it may have gone on the web on May 10) about Durkin and it included this quote:

    "Canouse’s return last weekend bumped Durkin back to the bench, but with two matches in four days approaching, Olsen said he will shuffle the lineup to some extent.

    Olsen’s first priority is United, not the national team, but in the back of his mind, he said he also wanted to do right by his young player and the U.S. program."

    I think the rotation here was planned before Moreno's father passed away...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...y-dc-uniteds-injuries/?utm_term=.2372e00e3afd
     
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  23. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    Leafy'Burb(Bethesda)
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope you are correct. Yes, I remember Goff's article, but I also read something later (today?) that seemed to suggest that it was the death of Moreno's father that led to Durkin starting. FWIW, Moreno is only 25 so his father must have been young - and Arriola's dad was only 48 when he passed.
     
  24. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was 70.
     
  25. QuietSide

    QuietSide Member

    Oct 18, 2002
    Goff's article yesterday discussing the schedule congestion (posted Monday night I believe) also touched on the squad rotation plan:

    "With the heavy schedule, Olsen will make lineup changes from game to game. Though he does not reveal his starters in the days leading to a match, Olsen confirmed defensive midfielder Chris Durkin, a reserve the past two weekends, will get the call against Toronto before joining the U.S. under-20 national team late this week for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland.

    Midfielders Ulises Segura and Zoltan Stieber also seem likely to start in one of these two matches. Rooney might require a breather at some point soon after playing all but one minute in the past six matches."


    With regard to Moreno's father, I couldn't understand most of it because it was in Spanish - so I could be way off here - but from the social media posts it looked like his father was a coach or technical director of a club at some point in his past.
     
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