DC United v. Dinamo Houston PRE-Match Thread

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  1. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

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    Will their supporters' group be the Bad Orange Boys?

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    The injury report on DC United's website has not been updated since before the previous match. We can expect Namoff to still be out. In today's chat, Goff indicates that Rimando will not be available as well. Goff has written that Quaranta and Stokes have new injuries, and will be sidelined for ~3 weeks. Feh.

    Houston will be without the services of Dwayne De Rosario, who was shown straight red in the 77th minute of their match against the Wizards last weekend, his first red card since he joined the league in 2001.

    Ben Olsen went 90 minutes against Jamaica last night. Brian Ching went 45.


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  2. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I'm hopeful that a Houston visit will draw out all the Dutch fans who've been in hiding for a decade. They peeked out when Earnie was here, but a whole team in Oranje?
     
  3. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think DeRo is out for a red card last week, correct?
     
  4. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes. That's why it says so in the first post. Hehehe.
     
  5. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean Thomas Rongen didn't bring 'em in?

    Those folks have been staying away due to a distinct lack of representation of their national color. MLS needs to win those folks back, why else put an orange team in Houston?
     
  6. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I like Thomas. He's a good man, with an eye for youth talent.

    But oy, the teams he fielded! Very nearly kept ME away, and that's saying something...

    I'm guessing that any day now MLS is going to announce Cheetos as a league sponsor.
     
  7. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In the chat, Goff indicates no Rimando this weekend.
     
  8. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
    I have to admit...
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    *sigh*.....nevermind.
     
  9. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD


    I'm shocked you didn't use this picture

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  10. ACGreen

    ACGreen Member

    May 12, 2004
    São Paulo, Brasil
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Too late to edit?
     
  11. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Suggest moving Gros to the left side of the field to be stuck on Brian Mullan's jockstrap the whole game. Mullan has been very effective at beating players and sending in nice crosses for Ching in the first two games and with DeRosario out expect most of Houston's offense to come from the wings. Plus Brad Davis made his first appearance last weekend as a sub.
     
  12. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh, man, if only I'd seen it in time.
     
  13. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Dynamos ... *snicker*

    Actually, this will be our toughest test yet, but I have confidence the team is figuring things out and can handle the offense of San Jo-Houston-se. It helps that the most dangerous part of it will be staying in Texas.

    Beat The Clash!
     
  14. JLZ286

    JLZ286 Member

    Nov 6, 2004
    Ann Arbor
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Lets see what Ching can really do without his little Canadian out there with him.
     
  15. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    I guess they will replace DeRo with either Cerritos or Brad Davis. This is a dangerous team and we will have to play well to beat them. I'll hope for a 3-2 result for the good guys but Benny and Carroll will need to work real hard to slow them down.
     
  16. DangerMouse37

    DangerMouse37 Member+

    Jan 22, 2004
    WDC / Barra
    That photo is, well... All that team building in the bay area seems to have made the team closer.

    As for Ching, he looked pretty poor by my count last night. Certainly we can do as well as Jamaica in shutting him down.
     
  17. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So it's pretty obvious I don't read the first post on pre-match threads. ;)
     
  18. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    he's walkin a fine line as it is :D
     
  19. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I think it was Pints that said..."You can take the team out of the Bay Area but you can't take the Bay Area out of the team." :D
     
  20. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    This belongs in a gallery with the Cobi Hump picture.

    Cue Lanky in 3...2...1...
     
  21. Red&Black

    Red&Black Member+

    Aug 30, 2001
    Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Burkina Faso
    i saw some of the quakes-scum match in charleston and they were impressive in the attack. lots of channel running, basic but effective. this will be a large test. i thought against chivas we let too many attackers get behind us or to get goal side on us as they ran onto to balls. that type of loose marking will get us destroyed against a team like quakes.
     
  22. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    With respect to De Ro being out...look for Adrian Serioux to move into midfield and Eddie Robinson to return to central defense.
     
  23. Red&Black

    Red&Black Member+

    Aug 30, 2001
    Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Burkina Faso
    i talked to peter and dave kaspar recently about serioux and they both are very impressed with him, they thought scum was insane to trade him.
     
  24. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I go back and forth in my head over this match. On one hand, their roster (by MLS standards) is really good, they had the best record in the league last year with substantially the same roster, and they've looked good and dangerous both in the pre-season and first two weeks. OTOH, as noted, their roster is basically the same from last year's, and we beat them last year 3-0 at home. I think they were missing Ricardo Clark then, true; but they'll be missing DeRo now.

    So I certainly think we can win; but we must play up to what we're capable.
     
  25. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Maybe that explains Ching's lack of productivity with the National Team: A distinct lack of Canadians.
     

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