Pre-match: OG United vs. Minnesota Loons, 9/12, 7:30 PM

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  1. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What: DC United vs. Minnesota United
    When: Wednesday, September 12, 7:30 PM
    Where: Audi Field
    Why: Because United plays on Wednesdays.
    How to watch: In person (duh). Or on TV somehow (WJLA 24/7 locally, perhaps?)

    Tomorrow's match begins the season defining stretch of SEVEN consecutive home games. Minnesota is a terrible road team (1-11-1), and may be without Darwin Quintero, so this is practically a must win for the old school United.

    From MLS's match preview:

    DC (the projected starting XI is hilarious):
    • Suspended: None
    • Suspended after next caution: M - Chris Durkin, M - Paul Arriola (ed. note: again already?)
    • International duty: M - Zoltan Stieber, D - Oniel Fisher (ed. note: what?!), M - Junior Moreno, F - Bruno Miranda
    • Injury Report: OUT: D - Taylor Kemp (labrum surgery), D - Nick DeLeon (knee injury), GK - David Ousted (elbow surgery), D - Chris Odoi-Atsem (fatigue); QUESTIONABLE: M - Yamil Asad (ankle injury); PROBABLE: F - Dane Kelly (ankle injury)
    Projected Starting XI
    (4-2-3-1, right to left)

    GK: Bill Hamid — Kevin Ellis, Kofi Opare, Steve Birnbaum, Joseph Mora — Russell Canouse, Ulises Segura — Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta, Darren Mattocks — Wayne Rooney

    Minnesota:
    • Suspended: D - Michael Boxall, D - Francisco Calvo
    • Suspended after next caution: None
    • International duty: M - Romario Ibarra, M - Rasmus Schuller
    • Injury Report: OUT: M - Sam Cronin (cervicogenic dysfunction), M - Kevin Molino (torn left ACL), M - Ethan Finlay (torn ACL); QUESTIONABLE: F - Darwin Quintero (calf injury), D - Eric Miller (undisclosed injury)
    Projected Starting XI
    (3-4-1-2, right to left)

    GK: Bobby Shuttleworth — Wyatt Omsberg, Brent Kallman, Jerome Thiesson — Eric Miller, Fernando Bob, Collen Warner, Collin Martin— Ibson — Angelo Rodriguez, Darwin Quintero

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  2. roadrunnerecuador

    Jul 17, 2008
  3. Abner Ravenwood

    Jul 21, 2004
    Last seen in Nepal
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tired of sitting on the bench, maybe?
     
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  4. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #WeWinWednesdays

    We better win this one, but we love to play down to subpar opponents to make it "interesting". Hopefully it won't be raining too hard because this new stadium is awful in the rain and the parking being so far away sure doesn't help matters when it's wet and miserable.

    Coming off a terrible game with a lucky result, how does the team prepare ... does it wrongfully believe their effort the other night was what they need to continue to do? Do they realize they got lucky as hell and look to change their approach? Do they truly see home and away as totally different (you would not know that from some similarly dreadful home games like Philly, Colo, NJ)?

    Arriola and Mattocks will be back, maybe Ellis has actually kicked a ball to a teammate in practice ...... so things could be looking up :cool:

    I wish we still had the stadium construction cameras to see how the pitch is acting with the constant wetness. It seems to drain okay except around the pipes for the sprinklers which doesn't drain at all. Do we even have a full-time groundskeeper?

    I'd start with 2 forwards, get a 2 or 3 goal lead, then pull Rooney for rest. This will not happen.
    So we'll instead rely on Bill Hamid to keep the score close and squeak one out instead.

    DCU - 2
    Loony team who stole our name (though less blatantly than that other team who also stole our name) - 1

    nice raccoon :)
     
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  5. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3-1 Two from Lucho and one from Rooney.
     
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  6. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think we actually TCB tomorrow. Saturday was dreadful, but the team doesn't play like that anymore, especially at home. Terrible circumstances for a game.

    4-0 - Rooney (Acosta), Acosta (Rooney), Arriola (Acosta), and a defender.
     
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  7. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hope so. Even if Florence doesn't directly impact the DC area, it looks like they are forecasting some very high humidity.
     
  8. Petworth Posse

    Feb 24, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Traveled from Seattle to be at this and Sunday's games. I suspect they come out flat, 0-0 at halftime. Own goal for a 1:0 lead and then Team Target presses and Mattocks scores on a counter. 2-0 black/red.
     
  9. Aconti2

    Aconti2 Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If anyone has any tix they can't use tonight and want to gift them I am a willing participate.
     
  10. DC Braveheart

    DC Braveheart Member

    D.C. United
    Scotland
    Jan 2, 2001
    Oak Hill, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    PM me your email address
     
  11. Funkfoot

    Funkfoot Member+

    May 18, 2002
    Manassas, VA
    Weather forecast is actually decent - mid 70's, only 35% chance of rain.
     
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  12. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Special number jerseys for tonight:

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  13. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    A critical piece in our mid-field, Arriola, is back. We will function a lot better than before.

    3-1.
     
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  14. Petworth Posse

    Feb 24, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    I thought I saw that Goff reported Fischer is called up to Jamaica, but on twitter Oneil seems to indicate he's playing tonight w club?
     
  15. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He was called up initially, but then didn't go because of a hamstring problem. He may have recovered between NYC and tonight.
     
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  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    I believe it was Chad Ashton on the field during warmups instead of the normal Zach Thorton. Any speculation why this is so?
     
  17. Von Zee

    Von Zee Member

    Aug 17, 2013
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Teevee just showed a shot of Zach on the bench, looked like he might have an ice pack on his wrist.
     
  18. ImNumberTen

    ImNumberTen Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bought an ESPN+ subscription because I can't get WJLA 24/7 Super Max 360 (or whatever it's called). Getting a message that says "The program you are trying to watch is not currently available with your subscription."

    Am I being blocked because of blackout rules? I'm trying to watch the game on a Roku TV in Deale, Maryland.
     
  19. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Blackout rules, yes.
     
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  20. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No idea. I'm sitting in DC and it's on my TV.

    I saw the lineups for Minnesota Loons and ...Burch. is that....

    no way!

    Yup. it is.
     
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  21. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    For me, Marc Burch will always be a DC legend for smacking Cuahtemoc Blanco.
     
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  22. ImNumberTen

    ImNumberTen Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks but grrrr...I can't get the channel it's on.

    Will not renew ESPN+ next month, obviously.

    Am now watching a pirate feed. I really don't understand the business logic of all that. I want to give someone my damn dollars to watch the game.
     
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  23. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We need someone to take a few of those Clyde Simms shots from outside the box. These little tippy-toe passes trying to walk the ball into the box only to be dispossessed are infuriating -- and a really poor technique for scoring.
     
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  24. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Looked like there were plenty. Hope you got one.
     
  25. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Segura and Mattocks make tonight a happy night.
     
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