Now the defenders

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by ursula, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Pope or Nellie? Namoff or Talley? Stokes or crap?
  2. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    LB - Agoos
    CB - Nelsen
    CB - Pope
    RB - Sonora/Namoff
  3. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    How could you leave out Thor Lee?
  4. Serie Zed

    Serie Zed Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    Damn, I was sure I'd be the only one to put Nelsen in front of Pope and Agoos.

    Across the back, our best lineup would be...Agoos Nelsen Pope Sonora
  5. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    I thought I'd throw out Llamosa some love. In his prime that dude was a brick wall.
  6. eltico

    eltico Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    I'd like my Ben Iroha in a box, please.
  7. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    What JH6 and SerieZed said, with serious love for Llamosa too. If it's the best 4 players, it's Eddie, Carlos, Ryan, and Goose. If it's by position, it's Eddie, Ryan, Goose at left back, and Sonora at right back.

    If you're only picking one, Eddie in his prime wins.
  8. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Where the hell is GR Cannon?
  9. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    I say Pope. Second Agoos.
  10. #8

    #8 Member

    Jul 5, 2000
    Washington DC metro
    I would take Namoff over Senora - even moreso in a 3 back alignment. Never really thought much of Diego - seemed like a wingback in a 5 man midfield playing out of position to me...
  11. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Pope and Nelsen and Agoos are automatic. And those are your 3 backliners if you're playing 3-5-2 (which I would--that's our current formation). If you add a 4th backliner, I'd make it Llamosa. If you insist upon positions, than I'd make it a tossup between Namoff (who was quietly excellent this year), Diego Sonora (proved that being a right back for DCU wasn't the Bermuda Triangle of MLS) or Milton Reyes (who I thought was superb in his initial season--especially with a gawdawful team.

    For defensive irony, I'd pick David Vaudreil (who Cacho Cordoba picked in the expansion and then insisted he had the potential to be one of the 3 best right backs in the world), Judah Cook (probably the highest hand-ball to minutes played ratio in MLS history), Jeff Agoos (gave up the first goal in MLS history to Eric Wynalda) and Thor Lee (he of the "Brian McBride heads it over his head, runs around to collect the ball and scores" play).

    No wait, I've got to find a way to get George Gelnovatch in here. Perhaps worst all-time defender in DC United history?
  12. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
  13. jlm120170

    jlm120170 New Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    flip a coin Pope or Nelson
  14. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia

    Let's just wait untill I come out with a DCU worst XI, okay? :)
  15. Darth Norteño

    Darth Norteño With Buddha In My Fists

    The Arsenal
    Dec 9, 2003
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    What, no David Stokes?
  16. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Agreed, when they played for DC they were about equal during their respective tenures. But today they are headed in different directions with Nelsen on a upward swing and Pope on a downward slide.
  17. Sanguine

    Sanguine Member

    Jul 4, 2003
    Reston, VA
    Left to right:

  18. dcajedi

    dcajedi Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    No Diego Sonora on that list... I'd vote for Pope anyway but I'd have Sonora on my back line.
  19. ZiggyGalaxy

    ZiggyGalaxy New Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    Nellie this year...Pope overall...
  20. Section106

    Section106 Member

    May 1, 2003
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How could you forget the "baby faced assassin", Geoff Aunger? As a defender, I always liked Aunger and his crunching tackles. I was at the exhibition match in Va Beach when he broke his leg(IIRC). I think that was the end of his career. Sad really.

    On a side note, I was also at the pre-season game where Milton Reyes tore his ACL. I wonder if I'm bad luck?
  21. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Llamosa because he probably played in more games than Pope, due to his durability. Carlos was a sure tackler who rarely let an attacker with possession get by. If Pope had been less injury-prone, he would have my vote after Nelsen, who also needs to be less prone to injury.

  22. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    I'm with you 100%..

    I just don't get the Diego Sonora lovefest going on..

    Carey Talley ended up replacing him as right back by the time MLS Cup came around..
  23. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Milton Reyes is not on the poll list. Could you envision Milton at RB and Ben Iroha at LB? What a track meet! ;)

  24. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    That would be something to behold..

    Unfortunately, so would our GAA average which would hover around 2.0 or 3.0 per game if that indeed did happen. ;)

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