Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread [R]

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  1. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    This is the official post game thread for the live action viewing/if you were at the game for DC United vs. New England Revolution.

    If you plan on watching the 7:00 tape delay broadcast on CSN and don't want the result spoiled, then don't click on this thread. There will be a separate thread for that match.

    No USA-Brazil scores here either.

    If you have problems with either of these, you're an idiot.

    Sachin
     
  2. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Well that was nice.

    Anyone agree?
     
  3. Gavinmgraham

    Gavinmgraham New Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    The Bar(ra Brava)
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Yeah, I do.
     
  4. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Why yes, I most certainly agree! Further I'd like to say that I think we know who the best team i the league is. (DCU) Also I'd like to say that the stats thread that I posted last week was certainly not a jinx on the team!
     
  5. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Oh yes, I hear that the halftime show of the US-Brazil game will be showing highlights of DC-NE just after these commercials...
     
  6. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    4-2 to the good guys.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. resolute

    resolute New Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    South-Central (PA)
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Nope, you called it. Nothing truly nightmare-inducing for Reis (except he couldn't hold a lead (hehheh)), but a good sold effort by the lads.

    Let the playing of Blur's "Song 2" ... BEGIN!!!
     
  8. roadkit

    roadkit Greetings from the Fringe of Obscurity

    Jul 2, 2003
    Fornax Cluster
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Great result and a very important one. Emilio is turning out to be every bit the goalscorer DC was looking for. He's up to 18 on the season!

    Fantastic that they were able to keep the game in check and put it away after giving up a goal at the close of the first half - not normally a good sign for us.

    Although I wasn't at the game, I've decided to post here rather than the "followed on matchtracker from my hotel room in Prague postgame thread." ;)
     
  9. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Official (Live Action) DC vs. NE (9/9) POST-GAME Thread

    Too bad you're not posting in the Drinking in Praha thread.
     
  10. bigdoug

    bigdoug New Member

    Apr 8, 2005
    Well done, gentlemen. Well done.

    I thought after they played Thursday looking dead tired we'd get skunked today. But, maybe they were holding back a bit the other day?
     
  11. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Sachin- why aren't you at the game?
     
  12. revs

    revs Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    MA
    Well done guys. NE sucked, DC didn't. Unless you royally F is up, the SS is yours. Enjoy :(.
     
  13. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    My daughter fell asleep at 12:00 and didn't wake up till 3:30.
     
  14. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    A little bit of me wishes we'd just won 4-0. But I'm a greedy SOB. I look at the playoffs and I know that play will rachet up. I know that teams will foul more. I know that teams will go up against the top goal scoring team in MLS and seek to defend.

    So we just faced the team in MLS that has had arguably the most consistently good season (ie: not consistently bad ala LAG or RSL and not a bad opening streak ala DCU), the team in the MLS that probably does a better job fouling off the ball and fouling after the pass, the team that probably does the best job of getting inside the head of opposing attacking players, and the coach in MLS that probably does the best job of tactically anticipating what you're going to do and denying it. And we trailed. And then got the game back and displayed a killer's instinct at getting the lead and then extending it. And it's very, very, very reassuring to see diversity among the goal scorers (take that--any team that intends to blanket Emilio) and it's also reassuring to see Emilio deal with NE's tactics and not lose his patience, hang in there and work and perserve and then score (which is the sign of a great goal scorer--do you have the patience to stick with it and look for that 1/2 second where a chance presents itself).

    Me like. Me like very much. Furthermore, this is exactly the kind of match that prepares a team for the playoffs. I think about the Andrulis Crew team that did well all season, went into the playoffs where Andrulis played Dante Washington instead of Buddle (who had been hot all season), they went down and you could just sense that team tighten up thinking "man, we've never been in this situation all year--having a 'must win' game and being under pressure--what do we do?"

    Finally, at the risk of sounding arrogant and just a shade obnoxious, DCU is in the midst of a tough schedule. We've just completed 10 matches in 30 days--7 of them on the road. With games against Houston, Dallas, Chivas, NE--teams at the top of the MLS standings. I bet most of us, if in looking at the combination of road games and fixture congestion, a couple of weeks ago were prepared for a couple of tough matches with a few losses. If we had been asked to bet how many points we'd be satisified with getting during this string...well, most of us trying to be realistic would have said something like 7 points from the 7 road games would be outstanding (say...1 win, 3 ties, 3 losses). Instead, we get 13 points from the away MLS matches, good results at home and a 9 game unbeaten string.

    Very nice.
     
  15. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    3 more for Luci against RSL?
     
  16. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    That was a big win for the supporters shield race because it put NE in a bit of a hole as they now need two games to tie or overtake us in the standings. (Is that right? I think it is.)
     
  17. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Yeah. We are three points ahead of NE, we played the same number of games, and we own the tiebreaker. Technically Chivas is in 2nd for the SS but they can't pass us with their games in hand and we own the tiebreaker with them too.
     
  18. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Aren't we 4 points ahead? Started the day at DC-43, NE-42; now we're DC-46, NE-42. Right?
     
  19. JJJ3

    JJJ3 New Member

    Feb 8, 2006
    Alexandria, VA
    No, we are four points ahead of NE -- 46 to 42.
     
  20. s0ccerm0m

    s0ccerm0m New Member

    May 8, 2005
    According to Matchtracker, 80% of the day's fouls were called against DCU.
     
  21. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Highlights are up at mlsnet.com

    All of DC's goals were clearly legit.
     
  22. liverbird

    liverbird BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 29, 2000
    Mars
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was lots of fun!
     
  23. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    Excellent to see the guys gut it out against the Revs. Credit to TS to max out the subs and do it in a way that let us take the game over. That Carroll run was unf*cking believable!!! Emilio scores two more. Jaime hits 110. Thought he might have had one earlier but Reis kept it out. Fred hits. Thought Gomito might catch one but he put it over the bar. We let Twellman loose once and he hits. I need to see the replay of the scrum in front of the net. The defense held up well although Noonan and Ralston both missed golden chances.
    Definitely a happy ride home from the stadium. :D
     
  24. dadman

    dadman Yo soy un papa

    Apr 13, 2001
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wondered why I didn't see you and the little one. I was hot out there today, brother.

    Two words: Abby Okulaja.

    Yes. Yes it was. I think I'll watch the rebroadcast. :)
     
  25. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    Is it true I get my life back for 9 days after watching the replay tonight? :p
     

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