Open Cup rally on Tuesday at The Green Turtle

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by KyleSheldon, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. KyleSheldon

    KyleSheldon New Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All -

    Please join us on Tuesday at The Green Turtle at Verizon Center beginning at 4:30pm for a super-duper Open Cup rally. We'll be there with the monstor 7-foot trophy, blaring DCU chants and passing out info about the Open Cup final to all passerby.

    The party will continue from 5:30-7:30pm with the We Win Trophies Tour, also at The Green Turtle, so we'll keep it rocking.

    Wear black.

    -Kyle

    PS - 10% of all sales on Tuesday at The Green Turtle will go to United for D.C., so it's doubly good to be there!
     
  2. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fire Soehn and I'll be up on Wednesday.
     
  3. KyleSheldon

    KyleSheldon New Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not cool, dude. This is about the club going for a trophy. Set your personal ideas aside and support the Black-and-Red.

    -Kyle
     
  4. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I AM supporting United.

    Somebody has to let your bosses know what a completely incompetent fool Soehn is.

    If Payne had pulled the trigger a few weeks ago, he could have gotten Richie Williams to lead United down the stretch. Now we can enjoy watching Tommy tank the CCL. I believe in the players (well, most of them, Avery John is worthless) it's the coach who inspires ZERO confidence. It took him 3/4s of the season to figure out what the rest of us did in April... United doesn't have the right players for a 3-5-2 to be successful on a regular basis.

    Till Soehn is gone, the chances of me spending hard-earned-money to drive 8 hours round trip to watch him play people in the wrong position, are slim-to-none
     
  5. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Will you guys have t-shirts? I never got the "we win trophies" coupons even though my wife and I both have full-season tickets.
     
  6. RedAndBlack

    RedAndBlack New Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Maryland


    I'm sure thats fine with the majority of us
     
  7. KyleSheldon

    KyleSheldon New Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, we'll have some shirts. Come on by.
     
  8. KyleSheldon

    KyleSheldon New Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok.
     
  9. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kudos to the pair who had one of the MLS cup trophies at the fair at Gallaudet today. I hope you got a bunch of interest!
     
  10. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If United is going to talk about being all about winning trophies, how about actually putting out a line-up capable of beating Harrisburg when we play Toluca?
     
  11. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    How about taking this rant to the Fire Tom Soehn thread and leaving this thread for those who want to support our team in the USOC Final?
     
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  12. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the heads up, Kyle. I work nearby and will try to come by after work.
    What does any of this have to do with a rally on Tuesday at the Green Turtle? :rolleyes:
     
  13. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  14. dcchelseafc

    dcchelseafc Moderator
    Staff Member

    DC United
    Sep 2, 2005
    Naptown
    Club:
    DC United
    if im not out on the boat this evening I will come by today for a bit.
     
  15. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Not a gripe but just a question. Why didn't the Cup tour hit some suburban bars? Kilroy's in Springfield has been a pretty big supporter of the Barra and DC United in general as have other bars in Arlington. Big fan base out in the 'burbs you know....
     
  16. JeremyEritrea

    JeremyEritrea Member+

    Jun 29, 2006
    Takoma Park, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a shame there's not a thread already talking about Soehn's shortcomings as a coach.

    FWIW, I'm not exactly his biggest fan, but your rants in this thread aren't really helping.

    Getting back on track, who's planning to go to the Green Turtle today? I'll be there by 4:30. Go United! Beat the Sounders!!
     
  17. VercengetorixII

    VercengetorixII New Member

    May 2, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going to try to drop by for a few minutes for my second appearance on the We Win Trophies tour. It'll be between work and a meeting but I should be able to poke my head in the door and grab a beer at least!
     
  18. blockski

    blockski Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    Well, the tour has been pretty happy-hour centric. I'll go out on a limb and say that plenty of suburbanites work in DC, near many of these establishments.
     
  19. Reignking

    Reignking Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Kilroy's does a hell of a Happy Hour every day and has been a supporter as have other bars in NoVa (I'm sure in MD too).

    What I'm saying is why not go to the bars that have supported soccer? Of all the Barra members that go to Kilroy's on a regualr basis I can't think of one that works downtown.
     
  21. K

    K BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 16, 1999
    DC, Fake America
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But isn't hitting soccer bars like preaching to the choir? Most of the places they did hit were not the usual viewing party places: http://wewintrophies.com/ But I will give you that they might have wanted to hit more VA places than Union Jack's, Summers and Rock Bottom. Lots of happy hour hipster places along the Orange line. What was tough is that with Congress out of town the past few weeks it's been pretty dead around here in general.

    What would be cool is if they can do something similar leading up to the 2010 season opener.

    K
     
  22. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    It's not preaching to choir at all. Of the 150 or so people that jam Kilroy's everyday for HH maybe a handfull are Barra members. I thought the general concept was to try and generate interest where there is none. Why not do it at a bar that's supported soccer and the team in the past?
     
  23. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good point, perhaps the team is working with limited resources.

    I spoke with someone recently who seemed to think they were going to try to focus on the "college crowd" as the academic year gets started. I think there's also a push to grab the "young professional" crowd.

    All of which makes sense to me, cause it seems to me this is the group that is most likely to turn up on a weeknight for a game.

    Weekends are great for group sales and youth orgs, but I think the team is trying to make weeknights more of a happy hour extended event.

    To me, this is a reasonable plan. We'll see. It will work great if word gets out that you can have a great time at a United game on a weeknight, and it becomes almost viral in a way.

    I think the SG's stand to benefit in numbers even more than the team maybe.
     
  24. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    Kilroy's is a big George Mason bar
     
  25. blockski

    blockski Member

    Feb 13, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    It's also outside the beltway and nowhere near a Metro.

    I understand what you're saying, but I also get the market the FO was looking to hit with this bar tour.

    The bars on the tour are all Metro/transit accessible, in places that get great HH crowds and have good nightlife.
     

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