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Who scored our last goal
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There was some nice 1 and 2 touch passing to open the second half. I thought that got their confidence and trust going. Deleon has two nice finishes now. He and Cruz can definitely push Najar and Pontius for time.
What to do with sigs?
Don't forget the "character" issues surrounding him and his Louisville teammates either! I was ready to kill him in the first half and early in the second half for making a mess of so many chances.
Well the goal shouldn't have counted in the first place if the AR was competent. White and Martino were dead wrong in their analysis, there's no gray area on that call, it is 100% offside in every way shape and form.
Ethan White isn't available anyway for a while since he just got surgery on his knee. I don't think he's better than any of the other three anyway at this point in his career.
I couldn't believe the "analysis" on that goal. He was offside when the Dallas guy touched the ball, and he was still offside when Dudar muffed it. It's fucking offside! Period!
Right....forgot about the injury. White might not be better at this point, but he has the most upside. And that will be realized as they play him. If they're going to suck in the back either way, then suck with the guy who will continually improve and help us going forward.
It's very nice to look at the standings right after a win.
I'm rewatching the game right now because I was performing an online concert for a part of the game and setting up during another part. All four goals were really pretty. No cheapos in there. I can't remember a game where there were that many awesome goals from one team.
Not only can those two push the starters, I might already put DeLeon in front of Pontius. I think they should put Pontius up top with Hamidi and let him play in a withdrawn role. Put DeLeon as the starter on the left and Najar on the right. DeRo as the A Mid. Cruz and Branko as the guys who come off the bench I feel like that's a really nice group of 7 players for the 5 attacking spots.
Not sure I fully get what you are talking about tactically, it sounds like a 4-4-2, diamond midfield, though I don't think we should be playing two up top all the time personally.
Honestly, the more Deleon, Cruz, Pontius, Najar push for playing time, the better this team will be in the long run. Since we don't have many true central mids, especially creative ones that can link defense and attack, we can drop DeRo to a central playmaking role, and use some of these guys in the attacking left/center/right midfield roles, have Kitchen holding, and get our most talented players all on the field together.
It reminds me of Liverpool with Gerrard, except DCU has more attacking talent (for MLS) and less midfield talent. Play DeRo where he will have the most impact on the game, with the current team setup.
This post was edited by jburdterps 2 years ago
Also wanted to say I'm much more of a 4-5-1 fan than a 4-4-2 fan, but that's a different debate. I am not sure that Santos-Salihi as a front two will work all year. We have a lot of good attacking talent if we can find a way to get everyone on the field at the same time.
Great game. Only 13,169 in attendance though. Why so few?
Friday night games aren't the easiest to get to, I guess. With all the ticket discounts you'd think they would have sold more.
I like how they tried to sell all the tickets they could on the supporter's side though.
Great atmosphere, great result. Excellent way to start off this stretch of like 10 games in 8 weeks.
Nice meeting you last night, jburd. I looked for you when I went to visit Ultras at halftime but I didn't see you. Come by for some food next weekend.
You too man. I had stepped out to get food/beer at halftime. I'll see ya next weekend.
We all need to meet up next game...
Maybe at halftime we can meet up.
Awesome atmosphere last night! Great effort for the team
Sounding like a doubleheader with Chelsea/Milan according to Goff. That would certainly make it more worth the jacked prices for those summer exhibitions.
Away from the computer over the weekend but damn that was a fun game.
Big match against the Seattle Flounders tomorrow. DC United hasnt won back to back games in 86 matches, so it will be interesting to see how we do.
I am sooooo f'ing pumped for tomorrow. Also, the shirt looks badass, definantly getting one.
One of you chuckleheads oughto mail me a shirt.
If I get a couple, you may get lucky.
Fuck T shirts, you deserve free season tickets for having to sit through this awful game.
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