Supporters Shield History?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by biscuithead, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. biscuithead

    biscuithead New Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ok, I'm pretty new here so if this old news to anyone be gentle with me.

    Did you realize that no team has ever manage to defend the Shield in the next season after winning it?
     
  2. GUTuna

    GUTuna Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Washington, DC USA
    What's also interesting is that many Supporter's Shield winners have collapsed and missed the playoffs the next year rather than even getting close to winning again.
     
  3. biscuithead

    biscuithead New Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dangit...what's with people starting all the bad juju threads recently?

    we're due for our end of season drop, slump into the playoffs and take an early exit!
     
  5. EdTheRed

    EdTheRed Member+

    Feb 6, 2001
    Loose On The Town
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Cook Islands
    ...he said as he walked underneath a ladder that was propped up in his hallway in order to get to his umbrella stand, where he spent several minutes opening each of his umbrellas - just to see which one was his favorite - until one of the umbrellas knocked his mirror off the wall and broke it, at which point he ventured out into the street, nearly tripping on the jet-black cat that sprinted across his path..."To the theater I shall go!" he declared, and when he arrived at the theater, he made his way backstage to see his old pal, master thespian Nigel Higgenbottom..."Good luck, Nigel! I'm sure you'll be even better than you were in that production of MacBeth!"
     
  6. biscuithead

    biscuithead New Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was careful not to make any specific reference to DCU, just a general comment.;)
     
  7. rugman

    rugman Member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Annapolis
    We set a lot of firsts in this league and this should be another. Somebody tell TS to set a new goal. No way we are limping into the playoffs this year. This team is on a tear and while we may lose a game before the end of the season, we will finish the season out strong. Damn it! :D
     
  8. MagpieFan

    MagpieFan Member+

    Apr 25, 2004
    Back in DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ack ack ack!

    Not the scottish play!
     
  9. Marco10

    Marco10 Member+

    Sep 9, 2002
    Getting away from the bad luck discussion, I noticed something recently and want some clarification if anyone knows.

    DC is now shown as having won the Supporter's Shield in 1997, but from my recollection, the SS wasn't even invented until 1999. Is that correct? Were we awarded it retroactively? Am I totally off base? Can Rongen claim the Supporter's Shield from 1996?
     
  10. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Yes he can. The SS was retroactive. Next time you have a chance, take a look at the engraving on the base.
     
  11. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Doesn't anyone believe in self determination anymore? What about predetermined destiny? Why all the supersticious paranoia?


    Personally I'm leaning towards karmic justice. If we deserve it, we will win it.
     
  12. Marco10

    Marco10 Member+

    Sep 9, 2002
    Ah yes, I knew I could count on you. Matt.

    However, don't you ever sleep? I know I haven't worked off my buzz yet from the college football, technical difficulties, and wynalda bashing evening yet. But you? I'd have figured you for bed an hour ago.
     
  13. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    I can sleep when I'm dead.
     
  14. RFK 315

    RFK 315 New Member

    Jun 15, 2003
    ...lurking...
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hadn't seen that entry before, thanks.

    You gotta love Wikipedia for it's impartiality:

    :D
     
  15. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interestingly, that was added last night, by a Cox Cable customer here in the DC area.
     
  16. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    Just goes to shpw you that not all Cox customers are complete idiots. ;)

    DC is also the only team to have won the SS three times.
     
  17. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And you can die while you sleep, for those multi-taskers out there.

    So it's a win-win, really.
     
  18. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please don't join Warren Zevon too soon.
     
  19. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Rep for getting the reference
     

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