The last time I found myself not being able to sleep before a big match for either my club or country was the USA Vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier in January 2001. I guess somehow it's a good omen because when I came into Nathan Hales that evening for the match the Nats beat up on Mexico two nil. This is a feeling that I have never felt before with Metro. Not just thinking about a big derby match against DC, but somehow, someway I have a strange feeling that this is going to be either down the road to the promise land, or maybe falling down a trap door. The next three matches are crucial for two seperate reasons. Earning a birth into the MLS Cup Playoffs as well as leveling up with the Fire for 1st place in the east & a possible victory to advance into the US Open Cup Final. I know that as well as everyone else that comes on this forum knows that. I can already see Clint nail a goal from Guevara & Lisi. Jonny Walker making the big saves he needs too. To stop DC and prevail. But of course I'm going to keep my guard up. I have this feeling that Bob Bradley. This former 2nd in command of Bruce Arena, who captained the Fire and is now on our ship leading the charge and has all the cannon's squared at the rest of the league is going to lead us into the promise land. Both in the MLS Cup Playoffs & heading for the US Open Cup Final for the first time. I stared this post at 4:25AM. It's going to end at 4:51AM. I have never felt so ready to see our club that we all have defended, complained, spent our hard earned money to see ride a high and seen them fall into major doom so many times. Why is it now that somehow, someway they have fought to get themselves back to the top. To try and become one of the best in the league. This has been the first time that I believe we can choose those famous classification words to say that this 2003 Metro squad is a blue colard squad that will never say die and fight for scrappy goals. Sometimes they can be pretty, sometimes they can be garbage and that one time we were like HOLY S#!T HOW THE HELL DID WOLY DO THAT! But I won't be satisfied untill Metro reach a final of any kind this season. Still I have to say GO AND KICK DC'S ARSE!