News: A Long, Strange Trip - 2018 DCU Season Thread

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by morrissey, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. asitis

    asitis Member+

    Mar 30, 2005
    Charlottesville
    A bit over the top, but I enjoyed it as well. For those of you not familiar with Roger Bennett, check out the Men in Blazers show. It's a skewered look at the Premier League and good for more than a few chuckles. It airs on NBCSN at 5:30 Monday.

    asitis
     
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  2. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow no way! Are you serious? I never would have thought to try google!!!! That’s so smart and helpful of you. I am so thankful for your contribution and for your continuous quality content.
     
  3. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am still just so blown away by this post. Had to come back and double check to make sure it was real.
    Wow,
    Post of the month! Truly next level content.
     
  4. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't look now... cause it could chance if Philly or Columbus come back, but we could host a playoff game if we win at Chicago. We would stay ahead of columbus and pass either Philly if they don't beat NYCFC... or pass NYCFC on GD if they lose to Philly.

    Edit... Villa just scored so the GD stuff might not still be true (and it could change)
     
  5. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't mention it. As a matter of fact, I'll save you the trouble and avoid any potential detours into the Dark Web:

    [​IMG]

    No need to thank me. Happy to help you out. It was a little tricky to find. It was hit and miss for a while. I had to put in some very specific keywords: "DC United Logo"
     
  6. Abner Ravenwood

    Jul 21, 2004
    Last seen in Nepal
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think that's the one he's looking for. He wants the one Knave uses as his avatar.
     
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  7. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I can tell, DCU gets 4th with a win on Sunday regardless of the result in NYCFC/Philly, unless that game is a total goalfest and they get into weird tiebreakers between United and NYC.
     
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  8. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I'm still right though.
    True. There are even other ways to back into 4th like with a tie *if* NYCFC beats Philly and Columbus doesn't overcome an insurmountable GD hole we've put them in.
     
  9. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Just win in Chicago ... Maybe Rooney can ask for a favor from old teammate Schweini ...
     
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  10. fairfax4dc

    fairfax4dc Member+

    Dec 5, 2008
    Fairfax, Va
    For a moment today it looked like the Chicago game would have only a little meaning, which would have opened the door to resting some starters and giving Opare, Deleon, Durkin, Mattocks and Steiber playing time. But now it means a lot, which causes a bit of a problem. If we play Rooney, Acosta and the other starters next Sunday they'll then have to play three-four days later in the elimination game and again the next weekend if we win. It probably comes down to Rooney's decision. If he wants to play against Chicago he will. And if he plays Acosta will play too, assuming he's healthy. I wonder about Canouse - he's got a huge work rate and can he play (another) two games in three-four days and be effective?
     
  11. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They've all been logging LOTS of minutes. Not sure what the mentality is in the team... or what it should be.
     
  12. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, I've been waiting for the game they gas out and collapse but it's not come yet. There's a real "you can't stop us" vibe with them. I'm a bit fearful if they rest players for Chicago for a playoff run, they'll come back out of sync.
     
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  13. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    You don't want to change the lineup too much. Just give a normal starter who's nicked up a rest. And start using your subs more.

    That's why subbing out Acosta and/or Asad at 80 minutes would have been smart. In Chicago, I'd start Stieber and rest either Segura or Asad. If Acosta needs a rest late, bring on Mattocks and shift Rooney back. If Canouse or Moreno need a breather, use Durkin.

    I think the back four defenders (even with NDL at right back) are fine.
     
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  14. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Canouse is on freaking point. Without him our defensive cohesion would fall apart and the transition from defense to offensive would lack urgency and would give the other team time to set up. With him we get a defensive stop that turns into a quick transition with numbers heading toward goal.

    This is not the DC United I've watched over the last 6-7 years. This is something new, something fun, and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

    James
     
  15. Adler

    Adler Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    das Schloss Adler
    Club:
    DC United
    Agreed.
    Standing in the North End on Sunday, it hit me suddenly: I now *expect* us to win. And I mean *win*, not eek-out lucky victories, but actual "smack-you-in-the-head-and-hand-you-back-your-mouth guard" kind of wins.
    Kinda like going to a Haarlem Globetrotters game and not worrying about the Washington Generals somehow getting the win.
    We haven't had this feeling since the Jaime-RDA-Diablo era.
    Amazing.
     
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  16. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    This is the first time since 1998 DC United has had 3 double-digit goal scorers.
     
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  17. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They could get 4 if Asad can find the back of the net on Sunday.
     
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  18. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    A lot of chatter and now a Guardian piece on the interest Rooney is drawing from foreign clubs for his services since turning DC United around. Zlatan is also drawing interest but not to the same degree. My bad feeling is that Rooney enjoys his time here but sees a 20 million payday somewhere and takes it before he retires.
     
  19. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    I'm a bit unbelieving at all of this that is happening especially considering where the team was in July.
    Don't tell me what was sacrificed to the Soccer Godz for these results. :)
     
  20. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Of course he's Roger Bennett, it says so on the byline, and clearly not a regular because it isn't a regurgitation of team press releases as is the usual. I enjoyed it as well.
     
  21. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
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  22. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2397 greatscott, Oct 22, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
    While your posts have been entertaining, this is not the logo I’m discussing.


    Since nobody has come through on this logo quest... back to your regularly scheduled programming!
     
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  23. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sure plenty of raccoons met an untimely fate to make this possible.
     
  24. marks7mb

    marks7mb Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    Club:
    DC United
    That explains the raccoon lost on the city bus this summer.
     
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  25. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Lost!? It was trying to escape the Grim Reaper Soccer Godz.
     
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