Match day 31 v. FTRB

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  1. stangspritzring

    stangspritzring Member+

    Apr 3, 2006
    NorMD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, subbing Durkin was the only sub I agreed with.
     
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  2. Yowza

    Yowza Member+

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019
    Arlington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unclutch af.
     
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  3. ImNumberTen

    ImNumberTen Member+

    Oct 4, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At home!

    Just pathetic. I'm so tired of mediocrity (and actually, "mediocrity" seems like a stretch goal at this point; we just SUCK).
     
  4. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have a bad roster. That’s been true of all of Rooney’s tenure.

    What’s been different the last 2 months is that it is being very poorly coached. He was OK before then, but it’s awful now.

    Durkin played like he bet on the other team.
     
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  5. Daniel le Rouge2

    Apr 16, 2015
    Club:
    DC United
    To be fair, we are one point from clinching a non-Spoon finish. That has to be acknowledged as improvement, given that by this point last year, we’d all but clinched the Spoon.
     
  6. Daniel le Rouge2

    Apr 16, 2015
    Club:
    DC United
    But yes, we’re clinging to the last playoff spot by our fingernails, and based on form, can’t be expected to hit our ceiling — which is losing the play-in game.
     
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  7. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    It almost seems like he wants to be done. Like, the team is not renewing his contract and not even talking about it, so what incentive does he have to finish this season well? He must know the team is pretty crap so his highest hope would be making playoffs. Since that won't keep his job, why should he invest it all in trying to lose the playin match?
     
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  8. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    There is a powerful argument to make that we don't want the last playoff spot. We'd waste it and lose early foremost. Second, it would mask our shittiness and benefit the ownership.
     
  9. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    So you are saying making the playoffs would be like US Soccer's belief that round of 16 is good enough for our Men's team?
     
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  10. DangerMouse37

    DangerMouse37 Member+

    Jan 22, 2004
    WDC / Barra
    The season is on the line at home. We bring in reinforcements like Dajome, Robertha and Asad. That’s a guaranteed zilch.

    Not clear if Rooney has any interest in the team at all based on his actions during games, and I don’t think he’s a real coach, but his personnel are so far below what’s necessary to be competitive…

    need a complete reboot, but someone has to lead it and neither coach nor owners seem committed to taking that on.

    DCU is a perfectly good USL team. Without the ambition, sadly
     
  11. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    With a 28% (at best) win percentage at both Derby and DC, Rooney is a man without a plan when it comes to coaching. He should really consider how much more money he needs and think maybe not being a head coach would be good.
     
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  12. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Playoffs are a one off tournament for the most part so we could do something crazy like win a match. However, that best of 3 series is likely to kick our ass...
     
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  13. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    Why would we want a redemption arc after this season? Winning the US Open Cup was one of the worst things to happen to this team in years.
     
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  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Early in the season, I thought that he had really made Pines an asset, either with the 3 at the back or teaching or both. I liked that he was giving Greene a chance to develop; to succeed in MLS at our level, we need a handful of "competent MLS lifers" to be 2 or so starters and 2 or so key subs, and we could get that from Ted and Greene and now Pines. The commitment to Santos at left wing back was in retrospect an enormous warning sign; at the time I thought it was bad but as time has passed it seems like a good example of how Rooney misevaluates talent.
     
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  15. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Winning Silverware is NEVER bad.
     
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  16. shammypants

    shammypants Member+

    Oct 9, 2013
    Club:
    DC United
    I mean, it was for us.
     
  17. Yowza

    Yowza Member+

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019
    Arlington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I only go to a handful of games a season, but I have almost always attended Redbull matches. To me, they are our rival not unlike Redskins Cowboys. Those games have double the importance, to me.

    When Redbull was good, it was hard to take the losing but they earned it. Now, they aren’t any good and still dominate. It hurts, I’m not gonna lie. It’s dumb of course but it makes me angry I seemingly care more than the team.
     
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  18. Freestyle2000

    Freestyle2000 Moderator

    Feb 6, 2000
    LA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    ******** everything.
     
  19. Yowza

    Yowza Member+

    DC United
    United States
    Oct 23, 2019
    Arlington
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’ve realized I definitely have a love/hate relationship with the game. On one hand, I love how it can surprise me and showcase unique skill sets you don’t get in other sports. The mix of athleticism with the sublime is chef’s kiss.
    On the other, I’m suspicious of a sport that invites the player with a cheater’s mentality, because so much of soccer is how much can you cheat and get away with it? How can the system be gamed, rather than how can the game occur organically within the system.
    I’m not being clear, but basically I love/hate the sport at the moment. I just wish all the little side hustles would go away.
     
  20. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Explain how? Not winning wouldn't have changed anything.
     
  21. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    My expectations were met.

    0 points.
     
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  22. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    At least we came out of the gate bad. The Metrodonkeys really had a lot of early possession and got comfortable. Thanks Coach for prepping your team to take it to a rival from the off!
     
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  23. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    But sure it was a shitty referee that made bad calls all over the pitch, sometimes for us and sometimes against us, that cost us the win. I'm tired of the excuses. When is Rooney going to take any responsibility?

    That was rhetorical. He'll go back to the UK and make statements bad mouthing DC, just like Losada did in Belgium, to justify his crappy work.
     
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  24. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Don't worry, I'm angry about ownership/operators and the entire management team! However, the operators aren't going to fire themselves and Kasper is too entrenched with compromising pictures to get ousted...
     
  25. Daniel le Rouge2

    Apr 16, 2015
    Club:
    DC United
    We lost. At home. To FTRB.

    Just fold the fcuking team already. It’s pointless.
     

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