United in High Gear: Washington Post::10/23

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by CHICO13, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
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  2. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goff: As Playoffs Open, United Is in High Gear

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55538-2004Oct22.html

    Gomez "has brought that attack-minded play to our team," said second-year forward Alecko Eskandarian. "The scary part is, we're just getting to know each other, so it's going to get better and better."

    N.Y./N.J. Probable Starters (4-4-2): GK Jonny Walker; Ds Chris Leitch, Jeff Parke, Eddie Pope, Tim Regan; MFs Amado Guevara, Eddie Gaven, Gilberto Flores, Ricardo Clark; Fs Cornell Glen, John Wolyniec.

    DCU attack getting better and better is not something that the MetroStars want to hear given that their defense includes folks like Regan, Leitch, and Parke.

    Hopefully, Petke will mark Wolyniec which leaves Namoff against the speedy Glen.
     
  3. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
  4. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
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  5. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    That's all about coaching.

    Nowak for coach of the year.
     
  6. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
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    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ditto.
     
  7. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    As much as I love what Nowak is doing with this team, in all honesty he is a distant thrid behind Gansler and Andrulis as much as it pains me to say..

    Gansler has been dealt a myriad of key injuries (Preki all season, Klein at mid-season) yet he still got this team to the top of the league.. Is his style of play my cup of tea? Not in the least, but it's effective..

    As for Andrulis, he has to win the award by default.. Columbus lost it's first three games of the season.. From that point forward, they got results in 25 of their next 27 matches .. That is nearly impossible to do in a league strife with parity..
     
  8. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    I have to agree with you Chris. Andrulis and Gansler should get more votes for coach of the year than Nowak. That's amazing cause I'd say that in most years, Nowak wins the award.
     
  9. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    Yup, Gansler has done a whale of job.
     
  10. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I would say that while Nowak has done a decent job coaching, the main reason for the players improved attitude is something different. It's a result of the pathetic disorganization and farce of the word "team" that was Ray Hudson's squad last year. The team was divided and fell apart as the year went on, which is a far cry from the unity seen this season.
     
  11. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    So where was he last year? I would argue that he signed some good players, but even his own fans were calling for his head before April. I think the man is riding a horse that he is not fully in control of....

    Gansler has certainly had to deal with a lot of injuries, but so has our friend Piotyr...

    All in all, Gansler probably takes it, but I would put Nowak over Andrulis.
     
  12. JoeW

    JoeW New Member

    Apr 19, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I think Nowak is a better coach than Andrulis--by far. But if you look at the coaching results you have to give it to Gansler and then Andrulis over Nowak.

    I think (despite the Columbus results--which you can't ignore) that Columbus has had an incredibly talented team the past two years. It's truly amazing that Andrulis wasn't canned last year. I put that off to the fact that Columbus came out attacking, outplayed most of their opponents early in 2003 but still lost--and then the wheels came off the wagon. So management gave him another shot. But Columbus as a team had tremendous talent and (even after selling McBride and seeing West leave) still does. So it's very hard for me to argue Andrulis for coach of the year. But he's generated more impressive results than has Nowak.
     
  13. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    How many of you still think it's Andrulis now that the sCrew are in a must win situation to make it to the Eastern Conference championship? :D

    I hope they enjoy the Supporters' Shield. Cause that's the only league hardware they're getting this season.
     
  14. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Ahem.

    :p

    Piotr Nowak, MLS Coach of the Year!

    There's not another coach in the league who has had more of an impact on his team.
     
  15. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    Club:
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    [Raises Champagne Glass] Ching,Ching Mike :)


    btw, if Andrulis is Da Bomb, why did he leave Buddle on the bench yesterday? The COWlumbus fans are ready to lynch his ass. Can't say I blame them.
     
  16. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Member+

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    well positive impact at least :D
     

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