Forget making the playoffs, with a new coach and some new players, we should at least finish better than we have for the past two years. As you may recall, DC won 8 games in 2000 and again in 2001. So far this season, we have won exactly 6. How many matches do we have left in which to improve on this sorry statistic? Four home and four away. I see no good reason (other than random chance) why our winless-on-the-read streak will change anytime soon. So, ignoring those away matches, we'll need to win--as in, score more goals than the opponents--two of our four home games to equal our record of the past two seasons, and three of our four home games to better it. Of our remaining RFK opponents, who could we realistically beat? Probably not league-leading San Jose. Possibly the Wizards, since we already bested them once at RFK this year (though they've returned the favor twice at Arrowhead). Hopefully the Metrostars, if only on the strength of the anicent and bitter rivalry. That leaves the Burn, who beat us at RFK back in April and are now tied for second place in the Western Conference. As I said, forget making the playoffs, or even climbing out of the cellar; it will be a formidable obstacle for this team even to get to 8 or 9 wins.