Pre-match: DCU vs. Sporting KC, Sunday 8/21 8:30 PM

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by tmas, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Who: DCU vs. SKC
    What: MLS Regular Season
    Where: LiveStrong Park
    When: Sunday August 21st at 8:30 PM
    TV: CSN (tape delay: game will start at 9:30 PM on CSN-- don't check Twitter I guess?)

    SKC is definitely a much better team than at the beginning of the season. I think our defense matches up with their forwards better than against Chicago. According to DCU twitter, Willis will join the team in KC.
     
  2. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am hoping for a very distracted, bit-too-happy-with-themselves version of KC. We aren't all that good*, we couldn't even beat Chicago*, why waste a lot of energy, it's warm - should be what they're thinking.
    Then we can put a good old fashioned whoopin' to them and leave them after the game with their mouths hanging open in disbelief!





    * things they might believe, I don't ;)



    in lieu of baby animal or vicious predator:

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Liam O'Malley

    Liam O'Malley Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting.. he must not be in too bad shape then.
     
  4. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    Or maybe Willis with a bad back is better than a MLS pool goalie with a good one.
     
  5. gratedjuice

    gratedjuice Member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    I will be keeping this close by my side as I watch either way. It comes out every time Cronin plays and with the physical nature of this league a keeper with back problems can be just as scary
     
  6. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Third game this week -- possible lineup?

    Cronin

    Kitchen --- McDonald --- Jakovic --- Woolard

    Pontius/Najar --- Simms --- Quaranta --- Da Luz

    Wolff --- Brettschneider


    Either Pontius or Najar sits at the start.
    DeRo at the half, probably for Wolff
    Davies for BB if necessary
    One sub saved for injury -- late tactical move

    I think DeRo needs a rest. Najar cramped up at the end of the Chicago game.
     
  7. Black.White&Red

    Sep 9, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    I know everyone considers Kitchen a good player, but me thinks he should get a look with the Nats. He is one of the best pure defenders I have ever seen here in America.
     
  8. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Finally my first live game this year. Note to self ... don't ever move to Minnesota again, even if it's only a couple of years.
     
  9. DCUSKINS

    DCUSKINS Member

    May 26, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    haha. Have fun dude.
     
  10. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    I think he's good, and I think he'll continue to get better. Defensively he's solid, and he seems to have remarkable confidence and leadership.

    But I think he's being played in a position that really doesn't suit his strengths. I understand why's Olsen has him playing RB, but I'd really like to see DC acquire a pure RB and see what Kitchen can do in DM someday.

    By the way, here's a video:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCD6r0KR7Q"]MLS Cup 2004[/ame]
     
  11. Barbieri

    Barbieri Member+

    Jul 8, 2004
    Decatur, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's hard to hate KC, but their new stadium helps... JEALOUS!
     
  12. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. itwasi

    itwasi Member+

    May 9, 2008
    I don't know
    Club:
    DC United
  14. La Barra Blonde

    Oct 21, 2007
    Section 135
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm kinda bummed that Ochocinco didn't make the team.
     
  15. scruggs45

    scruggs45 Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    kp, va
    So will this game be on live if you were dumb enough to purchase MLS Direct Kick?

    It's showing an 8:30pm kickoff on ch 470 and 470-1 on DirecTV.
     
  16. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was smart enough to purchase Direct Kick. Not sure what your problem is with it.

    Glad to know I will be watching live rather than on tape.
     
  17. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    I thought it was Galavison that bailed because of the change in start time.
     
  18. redcomet

    redcomet Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    This will be no fun avoiding the Internet from 8:30 up until the match ends on CSN. I wish it wasn't delayed.
     
  19. emanon

    emanon Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    MD
    Club:
    DC United
    REFEREE: Alex Prus
    MLS Career: 186 games; FC/gm: 27.3; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 42; pens: 50
    SAR (bench): George Gansner;JAR (opposite): Jason Cullum;4th: Ismail Elfath

    SPORTING KANSAS CITY
    OUT: MF Davy Arnaud (sports hernia surgery); DF Aurelien Collin (lower back fracture); DF Daneil Cyrus (L foot fracture); MF Craig Rocastle (R knee sprain); MF Luke Sassano (R knee sprain); MF Konrad Warzycha (R knee surgery);
    DOUBTFUL: MF Jeferson (R quad strain);
    PROBABLE: FW Soony Saad (L hip strain)

    D.C. UNITED
    OUT: MF Branko Boskovic (L knee ACL tear); DF Jed Zayner (L knee sprain);
    DOUBTFUL: GK Bill Hamid (R hamstring strain);
    PROBABLE: GK Joe Willis (back spasms)
     
  20. United fury

    United fury Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since when is our injury list much better than our opponent?
     
  21. West Coast Futbol

    May 7, 2008
    The Beach
    DC needs to average 1.3+pts to reach the playoffs. DC must find a way to get 3 tonight. Win ugly, win pretty, but just win.
     
  22. scruggs45

    scruggs45 Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    kp, va
    At your next band meeting at the Embassy, have Murray take a few minutes to explain sarcasm to you.

    I have Direct Kick. Relax.
     
  23. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    A musician that doesn't understand sarcasm can't play jazz.
     
  24. DC Braveheart

    DC Braveheart Member

    D.C. United
    Scotland
    Jan 2, 2001
    Oak Hill, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    I have DK on Dish - the game is blacked-out live 'cos CSN is showing it ... maybe you're luckier but I'm stuck with the tape delay.
     
  25. DCUSKINS

    DCUSKINS Member

    May 26, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So because of the tape delay the game will be at 8:30 pm on CSN?
     

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