Pre-match: The Rooney Road Show Goes to Turf Town - DC vs. Atlanta

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  1. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At least it will be climate controlled.

    Have at it folks.
     
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  2. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    does Rooney start???
     
  3. Rick77

    Rick77 Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I foresee a victory for a team whose colors are black and red. Still pissed about this. :mad:
     
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  4. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
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    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
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    United States
    It depends on his game fitness. I don't think he is there yet and based on this past weekend can really add something to a second half where defenders are a half step tired.

    If the game is close (or tied) at half time he may come in for the whole second half.

    I hope he doesn't have a turf clause.

    james
     
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  5. pandes

    pandes New Member

    MU
    Spain
    Jul 8, 2018
    the former is the most dangerous young players in England. good luck Rooney[​IMG]
     
  6. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hm, turf. Legit chance we repeat the pattern from last game.
     
  7. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
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    United States
    Especially with it being a 3 game week.
     
  8. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    Do we actually know that Rooney will EVER play on turf? Other semi-retired ex-stars in MLS didn't, right?
     
  9. pr0ner

    pr0ner Member+

    Jan 13, 2007
    Alexandria, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know Henry hated playing on turf fields in MLS, and I'm not sure how often he did (if ever).

    Zlatan played a Galaxy game in Portland as a sub, so he's played on turf, but he didn't make the trip to New England.
     
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  10. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    I wouldn't expect the result to be as spectacular a success as say, a Helsinki Press Conference, but hopefully we'll still have our dignity and self respect on the flight home
     
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  11. UnitedBorn

    UnitedBorn Member+

    Dec 7, 2015
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    United States
    Im not sure if Rooney would be ready for starters minutes in any field condition.
     
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  12. ejs1111

    ejs1111 Member

    Aston Villa | DC United
    Mar 1, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    I definitely think Rooney can log more minutes in a climate controlled environment. But I agree with other posters that he's not ready for 90 minutes. In the cooler dome he could prolly only go 60min. maybe. Faster game on that awful turf.

    I think it will be similar to last game- another 35-40 minutes of Rooney in the 2nd half.

    Hopefully Mattocks and Co. can run wild in the 1st half and keep the score tied. Then Rooney comes on in the 2nd half for a snatch and grab or we come back and hold on for a draw.
     
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  13. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
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    DC United
    I wouldn’t start Rooney until I felt he could go 90 in a pinch. It will probably be at least 2-3 more games.
     
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  14. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is this game on ESPN, Fox/FS1???
     
  15. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Which by the way, a faster game helps Mattocks.

    Anybody know who is/isn't available for ATL? I heard something about Martinez, and lately their attack has been surprisingly toothless whenever he's not a big part of it.
     
  16. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Univision, Si NC 8, no
     
  17. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Will they be doing the twitter thing for English language commentary?
     
  18. Q*bert Jones III

    Q*bert Jones III The People's Poet

    Kingston Stockade
    Feb 12, 2005
    Woodstock, NY
    Club:
    DC United
    MLS HQ has booked Josef Martinez for a bachelorette party.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    UNGH!!
     
  20. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    Learn a language, believe me it beats Dave Johnson's whining and excuse making.
    no lo sé
    I never even thought of that, I just spent 20+ years watching and kind of picked it up as I went along. The important stuff is obvious, the fluff makes no difference (to me).
     
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  21. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    The twitter broadcast is not a great solution, since you almost have to hack the stupid thing to cast it to a television. I'm not into watching a match on a phone and don't quite understand why others are. (I could put it on a laptop, but those aren't usually really designed for it either, and there's a reason why I bought a 52" television.) I was just wanting to get a full accounting of what my choices are, I may go with the Spanish broadcast even if English is available via twitter.
     
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  22. morrissey

    morrissey Moderator
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    Feb 18, 2000
    West Los Angeles, Calif
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can you watch it in a Chrome Browser and cast it to your TV? I had to watch the USOC game last night on my desktop and airplay it to my appleTV. It was laggy but it worked.

    james
     
  23. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Yeah, I've been able to cast a Chrome tab via laptop, but same, laggy. I think the way the phone app works, once I have managed to cast something from the phone to Chromecast or Roku, it's actually the Chromecast/Roku that's pulling it down from there on out, so that helps with the lag (or that's the impression I get). It's just that when the thing you're casting is a twitter video, you need a third party app and some trial-and-error to get the stream.

    And I did find the schedule, game is available via Twitter:
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018...-provide-live-matches-highlights-and-features
     
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  24. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    You may be able to use SAP for English. It's also on univision's streaming as well as twitter.
     
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  25. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Really? I couldn't find it on my streaming app last time I checked (I would stream Univision most likely on a Roku).
     

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