DCU @ FC Grimace

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What will be the outcome of the game?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2019.
  1. Purple bastards win

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Purple bastards lose

    19 vote(s)
    82.6%
  3. Alexi Lalas praises hard earned point via acoustic guitar performance

    4 vote(s)
    17.4%
  1. Murrdcu

    Murrdcu Member

    DC United
    United States
    Apr 25, 2017
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    DC United at Orlando City
    Where: Orlando City Stadium
    When: Sunday, March 31, 2019 6PM ET
    TV/streaming: FS1


    Sunday, March 31 @ Orlando City Orlando City Stadium 6:30 PM
     
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  2. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why can't I hear Alexi play acoustic blues when FC Grimace loses? I demand more options! ;)

    Is this what you'd call your classic Trap Game?
    Or is it too early in the season for one of those?
    We're being talked about like we're an actual good soccer team and Orlando, well, is not.

    Folks have had a while to prepare - did we over-prepare, under-prepare, get bored with a week off already?
    So many questions.

    We got a point away in the funky place in The Bronx, can we get 3 in the pretty purple stadium in a sunnier, happier place?


    DCU - 3
    Grimace - 1 (someone has to score on Bill sooner or later, I say own-goal rears his ugly head)

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  3. 79United

    79United Member

    Apr 10, 2000
    SW DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just hope we're not already looking ahead to the LAFC game. I'm nervous about this one.

    TS.
     
  4. Adler

    Adler Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    das Schloss Adler
    Club:
    DC United
    I'm nervous that this might be the game where our plain white t-shirt away kit makes it debut . . .

    Y'know, in some alternate universe, DCU has a real cool owner who says to Adidas: "Look, ya sunsabitches, we demand better than this . . . this . . . shite."
     
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  5. DCUSA

    DCUSA Member+

    Jan 14, 2006
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe United won all of one road game last year, in San Jose. It would be nice to see the team show they can win on the road but I don't expect it and will be happy with a point.

    How good is DC this year? They seem better prepared than in the past, and there are no holes in the first XI at least.
    To me, they should legit aspire to win the Shield. If healthy, they have the talent and tactical dexterity to be the best of any team this side of Seattle.
     
  6. ejs1111

    ejs1111 Member

    Aston Villa | DC United
    Mar 1, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    If DCU wants to honestly contend for any type of Silverware this season... this is the type of match you need to get 3 points from. No excuses. Orlando sucks... we know it, they know it. It should not matter where the game is played. Go beat them.

    2-1 DCU
     
  7. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kljestan needs to wake up in the morning, roll over and say "Who are you, exactly?"

    "Russell Canouse, your worst nightmare."

    If that happens, we're going to roll.
     
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  8. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Love the subject title. FC Grimace mad me laugh.
     
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  9. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Im happy to say I was wrong about this team's quality of play.
    But this is a match DC needs to win in order to show last season wasn't just a fluke.
     
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  10. Murrdcu

    Murrdcu Member

    DC United
    United States
    Apr 25, 2017
  11. GumbyG

    GumbyG Member+

    DC United
    Mar 22, 2007
    Chesapeake, VA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Even new look DC has trouble winning on the road. This will be a great test.
     
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  12. dcu n bntwn

    dcu n bntwn Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Watertown, MA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Agree with this 100%.

    DCU have looked great, so far at home. Road games are a different challenge and there is no reason to assume that the road woes are over. This does represent a great opportunity to show that this team has matured.

    As per usual, I will be watching to see how the ref sets the tone early on. We will see whether the ref protects our smaller technical players (Lucho, Arriola, Titi) or whether Orlando is allowed to hack them up.

    We struggled in the Columbus playoff game last year when it was "playoff soccer" and lots of physical play was allowed. I felt that the playoff games were called very differently than the regular season games.

    Similarly, refs can be lenient towards home teams at times in this league. If Orlando come out with a cynical game plan to be physical in order to break up the rhythm of our attack and the ref allows it, our skill advantage will be nullified and we'll be in for a dogfight.

    I think that we benefit when the ref calls it tight.

    Vamos United!
     
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  13. dcu n bntwn

    dcu n bntwn Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Watertown, MA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great defense is the foundation of a good road team, and DCU has looked very solid so far this year.

    Low block defending has been outstanding. This has largely been due to the exceptional play of Canouse and Moreno, as they have protected the back four.

    We have thrown in more midfield press (mid block) this year and this has resulted in less defending in our own box.

    The balance has been pretty good, but I would still like to see a bit more midfield press mixed in there. I recognize that too much midfield press can be risky if the opposition has a speed threat making runs through the center of the field. However, extensive low block defending tends to eventually lead to more shots on your goal.

    Ideally, we just boss the midfield and it is a non-factor :) !!

    Vamos.
     
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  14. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Orlando is 0-3-1 with Armando Villarreal as ref. DCU is 2-5-2. Since both teams can’t lose, I expect a score draw.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  15. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
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  16. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Bad give-away by Rooney early on. And then he looked slow trying to hoof it back on defense. But Orlando couldn't do a thing with it.


    MINUTE 6 !! - Free kick and Goal by Birnbaum !!
     
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  17. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great service and great header for that goal.
     
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  18. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oof, that was close. 2019 Nani = 2011 Nani and they're level.
     
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  19. Wyrm2

    Wyrm2 Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    Silver Spring
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ouch. Mora out with what I assume is a concussion.
     
  20. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder if his jaw was broken by Ruan's knee.
     
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  21. Abner Ravenwood

    Jul 21, 2004
    Last seen in Nepal
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dwyer still falls down a lot.
     
  22. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This match is a mess.
     
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  23. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nice shot Wayne, LOL
     
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  24. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OMFG
     
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  25. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
    301
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What a sell by Rooney but what a goal
     
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