GET A FU*^&%NG GRIP!!!!!!!!!! i AM TOTALLY SICK OF THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!! Listen, there are several reasons why you are wrong. 1) 'DC continues to play bad' is total balls. They are a much better team than last year. 2) Ray is clearly trying to get the young guys in. Problem is........they are mostly crap. You can say that it's their fault for choosing them, but what are they to do?! They choose the top scorer in college (Esky). They play him. He's nowhere near good enough. Neither are most of the others either. Q2 is roughly the same age but is better and therefore gets played. No one would have bet against Esky before the draft. This is because the college leagues are fairly crap also. Please don't reply to tell me I'm wrong. Only if you think MLS is a fantastic league could you appreciate college soccer. 3) They may not be a great team as yet, but genuinely good teams are built from the ground up, they don't just materialise. It takes years, even with vast amounts of money. This follows on from point 2. Without either the money to buy in good players from other leagues (not just be a retirement home for the aged) or to get players young, and in big numbers (the few like Convey are not enough), the team can only progress slowly. Honestly the other teams in this league are not significantly better. It feels this way when we loose, but when we win we claim to be world-beaters. Neither is true. One final point (cat amongst pigeons): 4) If I hear one more time about how MLS teams are really great and us Euro snobs just don't realise, I'm going to claw my own eyes out. A few dodgy wins over some EPL teams who are playing as if they are having a kickabout with their friends means a big fat NOTHING. Ask anyone who saw the Milan-Barca game at RFK. They were just shockingly far above the quality of the game here. Jesus, even my scottish friends felt embarrassed to tell me what they thought of the quality of the MLS games that can now be seen on TV there, and the scottish league is the biggest joke in Europe. The league is growing, The sport is growing in this country, DC is getting better and will be better again next year with some dead wood replaced. I re-iterate: get a grip. Keep some perspective.