Run DMB Announces Retirement

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  1. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
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  2. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He'll always have his 3rd place finish in the 1930 World Cup to look back on
     
  3. ElNaranja

    ElNaranja Member

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Jul 16, 2017
    Close thread
     
  4. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
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    Portland Timbers
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    United States
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  5. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Ridiculously oversized jerseys need to come back into fashion.
     
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  6. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    At least in the gift shop. :)
     
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  7. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
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    I miss that early 2000s era of baggy pants hoodies and jnco jeans but it's better to seal that era in a vault for another 20 yrs down the road.
     
  8. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Player cut jerseys looked a lot less unflattering to those of us on the wrong side of 30 though...
     
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  9. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

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  10. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A lot of players give blah, cliche-o-rama type quotes, but I had a memorable exchange with DaMarcus Beasley in the late summer of 2002. The Revs had just beaten the Fire, 5-1. Steve Nicol had taken over New England in May, but they had still been struggling. They would play generally pretty well, but a couple of key mistakes would kill them. At the time, they were in last place. I was speaking to Zach Thornton after the game and he said something along the lines of "They played well, but we didn't." Given the score, you could probably guess that.

    Since that conversation had wound down, I noticed Beasley sitting nearby, listening, and shaking his head. "So you don't agree with what Zach just said?" I asked.

    He obviously was not happy with the loss, but went on to say that even though they had been dominated, they were the better team. I mentioned that the Revs had been playing a lot better lately, and even though they hadn't pulled it all together yet, they were probably a better team than their record at the time. (Note: They would soon go 8-1-1 to finish the season and win the division, and cruise through the playoffs, all the way to MLS Cup)

    "Bad luck ain't got nuttin to do with it, they are not a good team. They're a last place team for a reason. " At this point Thornton warned him, "Careful, he's taping you..." Beasley said, "I don't care, he can tape me all he wants..." And he went on to rant a bit more. I realized he was pissed off about losing, but hey, you don't get quotes like that very often!

    Not that they needed any bulletin board material when they met again in the playoffs, but I emailed the quotes to the Revs. After they bounced the Fire out of the playoffs, I asked Bradley about trash-talking your opponent. He went on a tirade about the refs and how New England were a bunch of hacks, etc. Again, he was pissed off that they lost, but hey, that's life...
     
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  11. Pack87Man

    Pack87Man BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 1, 2001
    Quad Cities
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if it was that, or because a young DMB was just so skinny that they couldn't find a jersey small enough to fit him.

    More seriously, as I recall, that was when they did the double layer jersey thing due to the World Cup being held during monsoon season. this there was a moisture wicking inner layer and the outer layer wasn't much of anything. In fact, I think it was those jerseys that led to the automatic yellow for taking them off since nobody could get them back on fast enough. I remember in the 2002 Gold Cup DMB scored a stoppage time goal to beat South Korea, and he was still struggling with the jersey when the final whistle sounded. I found the whole thing hilarious.
     
  12. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    SUM Cabal Executive Director
    Jan 9, 2004
    3 blocks from "SoccerHouse", Chicago
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    #12 CMeszt, May 21, 2019
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    Oh, I own one of those. Size L to fit with the times. I still break it out when we play Mexico (or Portugal). I'm not 100% sure the one I have is authentic because the Thai sellers back then were making near perfect knockoffs unless the crap that gets sold on AliExpress nowadays.

    But it wasn't just DMB. Ridiculously big was the look back around the year 2000. I'm kinda disappointed I got rid of most of the jerseys I owned from that era, but I'd almost never wear them since most of them were size XL. (I wear a M today despite being 20 lbs heavier).

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  13. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Back in the day I couldn’t get a Clash size 2XL because they simply didn’t make them.
     

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