ROFL - Freddy didnt get voted to the starting XI for the All Star Game?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Hunter R, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. Hunter R

    Hunter R New Member

    Jul 7, 2003
    Me, Myself and I
    Club:
    DC United
    For shame!

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what's so funny or shocking about that? since noone who was paying attention over the age of 15 expected him to end up on the starting team, i find it funny that you seem so surprised.
     
  3. Mr Hanki's Throne

    Mr Hanki's Throne New Member

    Mar 13, 2001
    Wellington, Colo
    It is interesting that fan votes counted for so little in the end. It looks like the fans diulted their vote among a large number of players, so that no single player accumulated a large vote and could not seperate themselves from the rest of the pack. The coaches seemed much more focused, so there must have been strong consensus among them on say twenty-two potential players for eleven starting spots.

    In the end, players and coaches and, to a lesser extent media, would be less enamoured of star quality and more appreciative of on-the-field contributions. Good to see Shalrie Joseph, a deserving player, on the list.
     
  4. Hunter R

    Hunter R New Member

    Jul 7, 2003
    Me, Myself and I
    Club:
    DC United
    up until last week I thought was in the top 5 vote getters for mids

    neither here nor there to me... i hope none of our guys go. they need the rest!

    I actually only voted for Chicago and NE players myself... hell, give them one more game to play.
     
  5. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Can you say "Commissioner's Pick"?
     
  6. Doug Dobey

    Doug Dobey New Member

    Nov 27, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nail on head, sir.
     
  7. JRstriker12

    JRstriker12 New Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    Falls Church, VA
    Not suprised that fan votes were diluted. MLSNET let you vote what? 5-10 times a day? I doubt anyone voted the same way everytime they voted. I don't think I did.
     
  8. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That does, indeed, surprise me. But then I thought fan votes would count more, and that coaches would understand the PR aspect and vote him in as well.
     
  9. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
    Beat me and probably a slew of peopele to it. Adu didn't make the voting last year, but he played.
     
  10. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    hehe I voted for NE, Kansas and Chicago too, hopefully no DC players go :p
     
  11. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Name 2 things the MLS commissioner picks
    1. Adu
    2. His nose

    Actually not fair to Adu, I believe Etch went one year as a commissioner's pick, (yes he did have a less than scintillating season or 2) but the nose comments stands pat.
     
  12. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok, so I am confused. Then what did ESPN announce during it's broadcast of Saturday's game if it was not the Starting XI??
     
  13. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    It was Quaranta
     
  14. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Quaranta also was Da Comish's pick one year.

    Sachin
     
  15. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, you know, MLSNET did tell you from the get-go that the fan vote was only going to count for 25%. Adu would've had to have been on just about even fan's ballot to overcome the close-to-zero tally that he was going to get from the other 75%.

    It's pretty much the reason why I personally didn't get too wound up about voting 10 times a day or whatever. I could vote 100 times and it still wouldn't count for jack, compared to what Colin Clarke or Peter Nowak or Kevin Payne thought.
     
  16. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Etch also was a Comish pick in 2002, when the game was at RFK.

    Sachin
     
  17. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    I think the process worked, no one really thinks Adu is one of the best 11 in the league do they? Nice to see Cobi knocked off as well.
     
  18. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's the link since I don't see one here.

    Will the USA guys be able to play, or will they still be in the Gold Cup? I haven't paid full attention to the dates of either.
     
  19. moreno9

    moreno9 Member+

    Aug 24, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gold Cup Final is 24 July and All Star Game is on 30 July so one would imagine they will all be there.
     
  20. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    If young master Fred becomes the commish pick and makes the all-star team, would that preclude him from participating in the Chelsea match on the 28th? I can't imagine that would happen...

    Tim
     
  21. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good. That's a long time, DC United might be able to fit 4 or 5 games into that :D
     
  22. DCSharksFC

    DCSharksFC Member

    Feb 28, 2003
    Virginia Tech
    Freddy will be there, if only for the second half, he'll be in the second half/maybe starting lineup against chelsea, but i'd rather see dc united beat up on chelsea than an all-star mls team beat fulham, ok i'd like to see both, but dc united beating chelsea would make my day, btw my b-day is on all star gameday, another nite of drunken reverie, just like last year when i past out after guevara's first goal in section 314 at rfk!!
     
  23. moreno9

    moreno9 Member+

    Aug 24, 2002
    Richmond
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And of course one will be played in Central America and another on the West Coast.
     
  24. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    MLS Rains On U.S. Parade

    And he was named MVP.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  25. UChicagoSoccer

    UChicagoSoccer New Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Chicago
    What a shame... an MLS coach's vote has more weight than yours.
    What a corrupt system it is. :rolleyes:
     

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