Okay smarty pants: Now the mids:

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

  1. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Somehow this poll shouldn't be about the best, but about who's exactly the average midfielder.

    But rank 'em anyways. Who's better Harkes or Kovalenko? Lisi or Alavanja?
  2. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    AM - Diablo
    RM - Ben in his prime
    DM - ABMOD
    LM - Tough here - Kamler for shear hussle
  3. eltico

    eltico Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Etch, Harkes, Olsen, Williams.

    Sorry Sanneh.
  4. Tyler66

    Tyler66 New Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Marco Etcheverry.
  5. #8

    #8 Member

    Jul 5, 2000
    Washington DC metro
    I would take:




    I know Harkes played in the center with Etch for a game or two his last season, plus I like him better than Williams any day...
  6. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I respect the contributions that Richie Williams made to this team and why Arena valued him for so long. But in my book, Olsen and Carroll are the two best D-mids to ever play for DCU. If I couldn't go with 5 mids (and pick them both) I'd have to go with Olsen.

    Other mids: Etcheverry, Harkes and Sanneh (b/c all 3 for several years were forces on the field and made big plays when they counted).
  7. C. Ronaldo7

    C. Ronaldo7 New Member

    Dec 5, 2003
    nobody here appreciates Convey
  8. kravi

    kravi Member

    May 3, 2004
    Section 134
    We like Convey. They just don't think he ranked with El Diablo. Sadly, I was out of the country until the tail end of 2003, so I missed 1996 - mid 2003. I never got to see El Diablo except when he was at the end of his career :(

  9. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    Marco Etcheverry
    Ben Olsen
    Tony Sanneh
    Richie Williams
    John Harkes
  10. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Marco pulling the strings, pre-injury Olsen on the right (Sanneh close), Harkes on the left, ankle biter at D-mid (but with Caroll gaining on him).

    Overall best is Marco (from 96-99).
  11. jlm120170

    jlm120170 New Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    Marco no doubt.
  12. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Harkes - easily -

    He could play anywhere - and did - outside mid - Def Mid - Center mid and playmaker - and even fullback against Mexico in Aztec Stadium to preserve a 0-0 draw in WCQ

    He could SCORE (something Marco could not) and dominate a game single-handedly - And take it on his shoulders to win the game - Marco may have been flashier and his free kicks could be deadly - But nobody comes close to the overall hustle, grit, skill and scoring and detemination that Harkes had at his peak
  13. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Appreciate him for what, exactly?

  14. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Harkes, Lisi.

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