D.C. United @ Chivas Thursday night- anyone else real excited?

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Rise and Fire, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. patfan1

    patfan1 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On your second point, you're right. I just wish I could watch it, but I'm guessing I won't be able to find the game in Grenobles at 4:30am. :(

    On your first point, you're wrong. Chivas' PPG is 1.80, the Revs is 1.826. Small difference, but nonetheless, this isn't the matchup of the top 2 teams in PPG.
    Now on Sunday, this very well could be a matchup of the top 2 teams in PPG, as long as DC wins or ties on Thursday. Of course, unbiased as I am, I'm hoping DC ties. ;)

    Very happy I'll be home in time for that one.
     
  2. SimonAllen

    SimonAllen New Member

    Feb 12, 2007
    L.A.
    Talked about it on the show tonight....
    Going to be a great game... Ray Ray predicted 2-0 DCU.... But I gotta say that looking at previous games...both teams are pretty evenly matched...player for player.... Without any real risk... I think its gonna come down to if Guzan is on top form or not...If he is...then 2-0 Chivas....Galindo brace....
    Cheers
    Simon Allen
    World Soccer Wrap
    on i-tunes
     
  3. TalkMLS

    TalkMLS New Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Buffalo, NY area
    This will be a battle, I hope... I'm supporting Chivas USA through the season and I want them to win it all. But the way D.C.United trashed FCD, this game will be tough for Preki's squad... but if Chivas USA want to win it all they need to win these type of games.
     
  4. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    How about I'm flying in from Baltimore to see this game?

    As for the game per se, don't be suprised if United makes a few changes to the lineup for this match. Considering that United has a more important EC matchup with New England three days later and with United in a 3 games in 8 day stretch (Chivas being the middle match), Soehn will most likely rest a few players.

    this doesn't dampen the importance of this game, it's just that United has really sprung up some quality depth over the course of the season and this is a good opportunity for them to rest some aging players. This also isn't a slight at Chivas USA as they are playing some fantastic soccer. At this point in the season United has to take care of business in the East and let the SS fall where it may.
     
  5. brew1b

    brew1b New Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Bremerton, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FCD had time to prepare for DC as well (my bold). It did them no good at all. The way that DC's roster has been handled this year also makes a difference - more players have been rested than last year.

    Looking forward to an entertaining game.
     
  6. ritsoccer86

    ritsoccer86 Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    ohhh boy, this is going to be fun to watch!!
     
  7. futgod

    futgod Member+

    Nov 28, 2006
    NorCal
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    It will be a tough game but Chivas USA will come out with a win. This could be DC first of a couple losses to a Chivas team this year:D
     
  8. btharner

    btharner Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sunbury, Pa.
    At least you won't have to complain about triple OT WNBA playoff games pre-empting the start of this one. Next week could be another story, but then it would be a blessing if the ladies kept us from having to watch the Galaxy.
     
  9. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, there is a college football game on ESPN2 just prior to this game. :eek:


    -G
     
  10. btharner

    btharner Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sunbury, Pa.
    That's not good as college football games seem to drag out on a frequent basis. I predict a great deal of college football bashing in these boards should the game run into the MLS time-slot.
     
  11. btharner

    btharner Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Sunbury, Pa.
    Oh, and here's a heads-up to allay any angst should that happen, go to ESPN360.com, I totally forgot about the webcast the other week when the hoops ran long.
     
  12. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With their match against RSL on the 12th, United actually has 4 games in an 11 day period.
     
  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know, I *am* looking forward to this, not just as a DC fan, but as an MLS fan. This will be the 2nd game this year I've looked forward to, which is about 2 more regular season games than I usually look forward to.
     
  14. Dynamo_Joe

    Dynamo_Joe Member

    Apr 3, 2006
    Texas
    I hope DCU & Chivas end in a draw. Same for any Revs or FCD matches.
     
  15. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Isn't that service limited to like .001% of the internet community?

    And on another buzzkill note, DC would probably take a draw in this game and feel pretty good about it, considering Chivas has 7 wins in 8 tries at home and that the draw would still nose us in front of NE in advance of our home game against them. Meaning this could be some timid football we're in for on Thursday. This type of game, the kind you'd tend to build up for, sometimes seems to have an uncanny knack of delivering no more than 1 goal.
     
  16. t_attakz

    t_attakz Member

    Aug 21, 2007
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    /agree ;)
     
  17. Rise and Fire

    Rise and Fire New Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Iowa City
    My bad, I factored in Home PPG and Away PPG. Which technically is more accurate. ;)
     
  18. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    And it's Louisville vs some directional school, so UL is going to put up about 70 points. So even with the 30 minute post game show, just prepare yourselves to miss the first 20-30 minutes of the MLS game.

    ...Now, let's start thinking about some creative whinning posts.
     
  19. touch line

    touch line New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    There is more intersting regular season matches than usual this season. This should be a good one.

    As good as this season has been (the best I have seen), with a better format that had some real bite, it could be ridiculously good. The intensity would be off the hook.
     
  20. Bob Morocco

    Bob Morocco Member+

    Aug 11, 2003
    Billings, MT
    Not if someone finds the direct link, which I've seen before but don't know how to get.
     
  21. dc_united_fan

    dc_united_fan New Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    VA Beach, VA
    Considering it's 930pm eastern time and on ESPN2 it's only 11:30 into the third quarter of some sorry @$$ college football game, I'll be surprised if it starts on time. Reminds me of what happened two weeks ago on ESPN2. There was a Womens' NBA game that went into triple overtime and it was more important then showing an MLS game. I think the United States needs to get with it and realize that soccer (football) is the biggest sport in the world...

    thank god for GOLTV!!
     
  22. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Well, I just got home; and checking out the college football game clock, it looks like we'll be lucky to catch any of the 1st half.

    And apparently, my internet provider does not carry ESPN360....

    Sometimes it's hard being a soccer fan...
     
  23. dc_united_fan

    dc_united_fan New Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    VA Beach, VA
    COX is my provider and I'm not able to get 360 either??? not sure why not since between them and comcast they are the biggest cable providers??
     
  24. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
    Let me insert a joke that is slowly becoming the new "60-90 days" pie-in-the-face response....


    Cox and Comcast hate soccer.
     
  25. dc_united_fan

    dc_united_fan New Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    VA Beach, VA
    Rostock bundes liga game on goltv right now even though it's a repeat to supress the suspense of the DCU game
     

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