I'm Proud, Are You?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by CHICO13, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    I feel like the lads left it all out on the field today.( F) our record,( F) the goal differential,(F )it all. They played their asses off and took the MLS champs to overtime on their home pitch. Outside of ESPN2 Banging us for the first ten minutes, I'm mighty proud of the way the lads showed up today. Comments?
  2. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    I think they turned the season around!

    Bring on the Metrodonkeys (who lost tonight and are now only 6 points away!).

    Sunday is the day that DC United will win is first road game this year!
  3. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After getting the 536 monkey off their backs, how can you not be. Look out Metrosucks, were coming!!!!!!!
  4. RMDad

    RMDad New Member

    Nov 15, 2001
    Fredericksburg, Va.
    I gotta respect the whistle to whistle effort today.
    Heads held up, earnestly fought. They deserved a better result. No doubt they took it downtown today!
  5. Bison1997

    Bison1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    RFK - Lot 8
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am very proud of the way the boys played today. Ben went 90, Mapp got some PT and looked good doing so, Marco, Eddie, on and on...

    A win would have been great, but I'll settle for being the only team this season to take points off of SJ in their house.

    6 points behind the Scum, with three matches against them - a team we KNOW we can beat....
  6. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

    Apr 4, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    I'm very proud of the team. This time last season they had packed it in and were playing without any confidence. This year Hudson has them fighting despite being even lower in the standings! Kudos to Hudson being flexible enough to realize that his lack of structure was hurting the team, and adapting famously. :)

    It also shows what this team can do with a full lineup. Olsen was a big difference maker, and if he were fully healthy and match fit, we would likely have won. If Moreno had been in full health and on form, there is no doubt that we take 3 from the quakes.

    Next season looks good. The only players that look to be slowed by age are Etch and McKinley, everyone else should improve. We'll have a full offseason and preseason together to gain consistency, and we will have 3 or 4 good wingers, 2 decent Dmids and a great starting defense.

  7. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I agree with everything here.

    And Jaime's finishing can't get much worse! He's bound to put one of those empty net sitters in sometime right??
  8. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 Member

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

    McKinley can go slower? Is that possible?

    Seriously, good match. Not the pretiest goals in DC United history, but certainly the best in the last two months.

    And props to Prideaux for standing up to that thug Donovan.
  9. Dave Brother

    Dave Brother New Member

    Jun 10, 2001
    The SCUM will pay for all our missfortunes this year!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring
    'em on!!!!!
  10. GoDC

    GoDC Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Hamilton, VA
    very proud and if we put out that same effort next Sunday, we will end the day 3 points out of a playoff spot.
  11. TheInstigator

    TheInstigator New Member

    Oct 3, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    By that logic Roy Lassiter should be scoring goals and we never would have traded Chris Albright.
  12. mikesterw

    mikesterw New Member

    May 2, 2001
    Long Island, NY
    I'm so happy about their performance yesterday that I am still tearing up. :)

    They played a good game yesterday, it was nice to see for a change. Now the Metro-donkeys are next, they better be prepared to feel the wrath of D.C.!!!
  13. Begbie

    Begbie New Member

    Mar 10, 2001
    La Barra Brava
    Quality play from the team yesterday. Now that the goal dought has ended it's time to wreak a little havoc on NYC. Just beat them there and at home and I will be happy.
  14. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Except for Jaime's continued lack of finishing, I'm very proud of the boys and pleased with the result. DC United took the first point of the season from Spartan stadium (not counting USOC quarters).

    Is anybody now psyched to go to the Swamp on Sunday? C'mon, let's get a large group going.

    See Swamp thing thread

    An all-day party fer sure!! :)

  15. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

    Apr 4, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    The Metros have the worst home record in MLS this season, are mired in dissention, and are playing very lacksidaisical, uninspired and unorganized defense. Mathis is just coming back and hasn't totally integrated into the system yet, so this is the time to steal one up at the swamp. Let's go get em, there will be more empty netters to be had!

  16. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd been out of the country all summer--this was my first DC game (hell, my first MLS game) since April.
    Of course, I was following it all on the internet, hurting bad, wondering if the jinx of moving to DC and then IMMEDIATELY leaving the country for three months put the hex on. Hoping they had some fight left in them for the last few games, the only ones I'd get to see.

    WOW!! Forget all the doom-and-gloom stuff I picked up during my absence--what a show! Good for them. I feel a late-season surge coming on.
  17. Red&Black

    Red&Black Member+

    Aug 30, 2001
    Lot 8
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Burkina Faso
    i was damn proud of our guys. they really showed up and outplayed the best team in the league. we are on our way back, if play at that level the rest of season, we could claw our way into the playoffs.

    i am definitely up in new jersey for the game, lets get a huge group!
  18. saroccer

    saroccer New Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    i would just like to say...Yeeeeeeehaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwww!!!!

    I was in DC this weekend and was slightly upset that the game wasn't at home but ending the scoreless streak makes up for it!!!!
  19. dadman

    dadman Yo soy un papa

    DC United
    United States
    Apr 13, 2001
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oh yeah

    It was sweet to hear the road trippers banging out "D-C u-NI-ted" across the TV. Nice game, despite my screaming when Jaime missed.

    And I know he feels worse about it than I do. :(

    Hey. Ho. Let's go.

  20. dcuinvermont

    dcuinvermont Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Burlington VT
    Very glad to see the play. Very confident. They really looked like a team out there. And SJ has a pretty impressive team, so a road point agaist SJ in very positive. Everything to cheer about. Except Jaime.

    Anyone want to go in on sending Jaime to Finishing School? He'd probably be too distracted by all the teenage girls, but I'll contribute $50.
  21. mikemeg

    mikemeg New Member

    Jun 3, 1999
    Arlington, VA,USA
    I'm proud, and I've been proud for a while, certainly during the 500+ scoreless streak. Perhaps most of all during that.

    We had the worst stinkin' defense for so long, and now I consider it the best. An out-of-shape Jaime and a new guy who may be playing a little out of position (I'd thought Q2 was supposed to be more mid than forward) are simply not going to be a great combination up front in their first few weeks together. The best we could hope for was not getting blown out. But not only did we not get blown out, we had a good chance to win every single game during that period, and have gotten points on the road. The defense was insane, and the offense at least created some chances. When Benny came in at wing against KC, I thought we looked like a very good team-- again, one lacking a front line, but with excellent defense and great ball movement.

    I could curse circumstances (mainly key offensive injuries), but this team has made me feel something I haven't felt in 3 years.

    I'm not going to jump on the "Jaime sucks" bandwagon: his history here has shown that if he's not producing, there's something wrong. He'll be back (and, as some have noted before, he still brings more than the alternatives). Before this year, he's done fine on PKs. Right around the league average, I think. We just remember the misses. Probably doesn't deserve to take them now, but will again in the future. Give him a chance to get to full strength.

    Etch is much better than at any time in the last 2-3 years.

    These guys are working hard, Ray's put together an amazing defense, and there's a whole lot of reason to believe we'll get better and better. Outside of Saturday's game, in which we still drew on the road against the best team in the league, we're shutting teams down. When A shot goes in, we win. When two or three go in, we win decisively. Quaranta in there probably means 2-3 more wins, and a ***************load of momentum.

    This is a wonderful team: a lot of heart, a lot of talent, and the parts are coming together. Horrible luck, but the only way to get past that is work hard, which they are doing.
  22. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hee-haw! :D

    MikeMeg mentions an Jaime sucks bandwagon. I've not heard enough people say that Jaime sucks for it to be a bandwagon (and Kornheiser only pays attention to soccer during the WC).

    I think what many of us are saying is that Jaime has not been productive, that his productivity is on a progressive downward trend, that we don't have many other options (unless Zambrano is a miracle -- anybody need a bridge, I got one cheeeep :) and that Jaime must improve his value to the team (salary times production) else he's likely to be gone.

    Maybe we'll be able to put a less expensive Jaime in midfield for a couple of years. But, IMO, he needs a massive attitude adjustment.

    BTW, Owen (Liverpool) had his PK stuffed yesterday, but at least he hit it a ton.

    Outside of the continued amazing inaccuracy of Jaime, I still feel very good about the point, but am still pissed at the Columbus and KC results when critical PKs were wasted. Especially since Cowlumbus slaughtered KC four-nil yesterday.

  23. Topo

    Topo Member

    Feb 15, 2001
    They've definitely cranked it up a notch or a thousand.

    Ben Olsen played until his knees were wobbly and still kept coming with everything.

    They looked good. If they look that good in the next six games, they will win.

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