Matchday #12: Union v DC United, May 17, 2015 p/d/p (R)

Discussion in 'Philadelphia Union' started by aztec21bas, May 12, 2015.

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Predict the Outcome: Union v. DC United

Poll closed May 17, 2015.
  1. Win

    4.2%
  2. Loss

    90.3%
  3. Tie

    5.6%
  1. gettysburg11

    gettysburg11 Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Lehigh Valley/Gettysburg
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. LuckyStriker

    LuckyStriker Member+

    Favorite club? a German one..........
    Apr 14, 2010
    in exile-Statute of Limitations yet to expire
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. -smokeandmirrors-

    May 9, 2015
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    what is this feeling
     
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  4. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 Member+

    Jul 24, 2011
    Montgomery Township, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Proud to be one of the three. Uncleo is Nostradamus.
     
  5. LimeTree

    LimeTree Member+

    Oct 22, 2007
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Ooh, I'll take it.
     
  6. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    See? Local wins!
     
  7. gettysburg11

    gettysburg11 Member

    Feb 2, 2015
    Lehigh Valley/Gettysburg
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nick Sak be like

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  8. celt1997

    celt1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Philly Burbs
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DCU definitely looked the side who already played this week. Kudos to Curtin for 100% selling on pushing everyone up for 90 minutes against a side that was wilting away in the heat of the night.. I havent' had much positive to say about this team this year, but, while the game wasn't fantastic, they actually did deserve the 3 points tonight. Still unsure if this will hold going forward, but if this team suffers from confidence issues, then we can only move forward from this win.
     
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  9. LuckyStriker

    LuckyStriker Member+

    Favorite club? a German one..........
    Apr 14, 2010
    in exile-Statute of Limitations yet to expire
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They finally caught a break. Olsen gets submarined.
    Would that there was a protest before every home game. Some of them looked as though they were shamed into caring for 90+.

    Old-school Union grunt job gets 3 pts. Nobody but Wenger was particularly putrid tonight........Casey, Nog and Ray led by example, and most followed. The good Dr. finally scored a goal to be proud of :p...take it and build on it.
     
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  10. Tyr

    Tyr Member+

    Nov 7, 2009
    Lawrenceville
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Shit. Now Sak gloats over the fans while the SoB's go back to saying they always supported the team and were just kidding with the "protest."
     
  11. celt1997

    celt1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Philly Burbs
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Whoa, whoa, whoa. We've still only taken 23% of our maximum points. Let's not be too hasty.
     
  12. Tyr

    Tyr Member+

    Nov 7, 2009
    Lawrenceville
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The apologists are back. One Ryan Shultz seems to think you aren't a real fan if you aren't suddenly back on board with this team.
     
  13. Mstots7

    Mstots7 Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    horsham, pa
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    kudos to @uncleo . He knew all along the union would get 3 points.
     
  14. Phillyspur

    Phillyspur Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur
    England
    Mar 18, 2007
    Arroganistan
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    It was like a 2010 win. Lots of graft, lot of wasted opportunities... doesn't hurt that the opponent was barely trying. Still, good performances from Casey, Carroll, Edu, Le Toux. This Sylvestre kid looks good. Chaco wasn't at his best, Ethan White gives me nightmares, and the less said about Wenger the better. Even Fabinho was decent, though hardly had to defend.
     
  15. NewEnglandClamChowder

    Jul 28, 2012
    The Eyetalian Village, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Congrats on your win, fellas. Always like seeing DCU lose.

    I'm not up-to-date on Philly FO dynamics, but seeing as you're one of the 2 other teams in MLS I don't actively root against, I've been following along somewhat. I couldn't help but commiserate with the weird feeling that comes w/ squeaking out a win when you're pissed at management. Two years ago in Columbus it felt like every time a critical mass had formed and Warzycha was on the hot seat, we'd somehow win a game and he'd get a reprieve for 3 weeks. Whatever, though - keep on fightin and things will turn around. See you in a few weeks!
     
  16. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Great to get a win, but that game showed once again what a slow team we are. OK Casey is older and sprinting is not his game, but we had plenty of counter-attacking chances and through balls that our guys could not outrun the defence. Le Toux - that's you.
     
  17. Handsome Pete

    Handsome Pete Member+

    May 16, 2011
    Minneapolis
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was happy to see a version of the group hug tonight.

    I hope there are more to be had. Probably not.
     
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  18. Atomic Fury

    Atomic Fury BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I'm a man of my word. So here goes.

    Something nice about the franchise.
     
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  19. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, look at that, the blind squirrel found a nut!



    Seriously though, the Union actually played half way decent tonight. The effort was much better. They actually were able to take advantage being up a man as well!

    Carroll played well, started shaky but grew into the game.

    Fabinho, played decent as well.

    Maidana and Nogs are essential for the Union. Period. Without them on the field at the same time, the Union are unwatchable and struggle mightily.

    White.....adventures in defense. His distribution is very lacking, to be kind.

    Sylvestre, dealt with the little he had to deal with well.

    Edu, played great. Except that needless yellow toward the end. He'll be missed against RBNY next Sunday.

    Wenger......ugh. Needs to sit. Period.

    Feels good to get a W for once and leave PPL with some joy.

    Next week at RBA, is likely going to be a rough one.
     
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  20. LINETRASH

    LINETRASH Member+

    Jul 19, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was actually enjoyable to watch....Casey looked 5 years younger out there!



    P.S. the fckin drums got to go....at least don't let the away fans bring drums in...I feel like I'm at a high school football game..fckin ridiculous!
     
  21. JuggleMeBalls

    JuggleMeBalls Member

    Aug 9, 2010
    Formerly Sec 103
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    #146 JuggleMeBalls, May 17, 2015
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2015
    Thank you for saying what I have been thinking privately for years.Thought I was the only one. Drums got to go. I think TRE uses the drums as a crutch and your HS football reference is spot on. At least we don't have trumpets

    I think the game started off real bad but by the end of the first half things settled. Second half started a little shaky but again settled.
    I'll tell ya, I have been really down on the team, but I was glad to see some fight left in them. Even Tubby Williams was hustling tonight. If they can't be good I at least want to see effort.
    Someone said it earlier, was a very 2010 style win. It was nice to leave PPL hooting and hollering instead of loudly booing.
     
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  22. MattyB316

    MattyB316 Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Delco, PA (137 H)
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Casey really impressed me tonight given the low expectations I had for him. Yeah he couldn't finish, but had a lot of good chances and hustled his exhausted ass off. Kudos to him for at least playing a full 90 minutes without going into cardiac arrest.

    I was worried when they put Fabinho on for Ray, but I gotta say he played very well tonight. His help on offense was definitely visible.

    Wenger...ugh

    Chaco and Nogs...we needed them together. Not a perfect performance, but damn its good to have them play together.

    Mo showed again why he needs to stay at CB. Very solid defensively and consistent with successful challenges. Plus I don't cringe in anticipation every time the ball comes to him for distribution like I do with...

    Ethan White...showed again why Marquez needs to start over him.

    Why the hell is the Candyman long throw still a thing...although I still have to admit there was a quality chance off one tonight, but I feel like taking a short throw and setting up for a cross would be better overall. Also found it hilarious how he shit whipped Pfeffer to the ground after the goal lol

    Seba was pretty good with his movement tonight. Overall performance was nothing special, but I guess nothing special is a step up from what we mostly seen from him this year.

    Ayuk...didn't have much of an impact on this game. And for that I blame Curtin. He should have been in a lot earlier than the 87th minute. Hell, he really should have been in the starting XI over Wenger.

    Pfeffer: one of our own is the savior of the game.


    Also thoroughly enjoyed watching 4 or 5 DC United supporters get kicked out throughout the game for fighting...each other.
     
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  23. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #148 CyphaPSU, May 18, 2015
    Last edited: May 18, 2015
    We are going to MLS Cup!

    This team lacks much, particularly, quality in the final third; but I don't want to complain much after that win.
    Despite the match being rather dull (a common occurrence for each Union game this season), it was fun to see them grab a win at the death. The Union won because they appeared to want it more, United looked almost unmotivated.

    Overall, they looked better defensively and didn't let DC get anything going through the midfield. As much as I cringe to see Carroll in the lineup given how poor of a passer he is, he genuinely does help provide defensive cover for the guys on the backline when the matchup is right.
     
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  24. billf

    billf Member+

    May 22, 2001
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The funny thing watching this game and looking at DC's team, they don't really have a better sets of players than the Union. Hamid is almost world class, but DCs players work so much better for each other off the ball.
     
  25. slitz

    slitz Member+

    Feb 19, 2005
    Red City, 140
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    quite possibly the worst play I've ever seen live


    https://vine.co/v/eAqBrPDqbmX

    If someone knows how to embed a vine, please feel free to fix
     

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