DCU Fans Don't Like Secrets
"Ten players and a goalie."
That's all United Coach Tom Soehn would say about his plans for Wednesday's game at Toronto FC.
For some folks, "ten players and a goalie" is enough. I know it answered all three of my questions about soccer.
For fans who just want to know the lineup, it's frustrating (though really, what could be worse than Joe Gibbs's "hard fought"/"fought their guts out" combo?):
downtown: Tommy's comments just bug me at this point. His silly little media blackout and non-answers sure are helping this team get their act together and win some games.
George: Closing practice, refusing to open the locker room after the match, and now the "ten players and a goalie" response to each question proves that Soehn has quit blaming his team and is now blaming the media, Mr. Goff in particular, for the poor results. Oh, wait, he still blames the players. Just not himself.
Skippy: Yeah, is the "ten players and a goalie" bit part of the media blackout? If so, it worries me all the more - "My team is playing like a JV high school team from Idaho, it must be all the press coverage." I understand the desire to keep some things secret or at least low-key, but some how other MLS teams are running smoothly while making themselves available to the press.
Soccer Insider commenter JkR(-er?) makes a fair point:
JkR: It's possible that Soehn views his team as vulnerable right now and doesn't think his players would benefit from seeing lineup projections in the paper. Just guessing, but that wouldn't be an outrageous decision, IMHO. He my not be 'blaming the media' just holding his cards a little closer. Again, guessing....
And guessing is just what fans will have to do, because it doesn't seem like they'll be getting much else from Soehn.
Cashous: where's or who's the "Enforcer"??? Who has Gallardo's or Moreno's back when teams keep hitting them with those heavy tackles??? We all know Benny is being held back on the sideline, but who on th pitch is going to fight back??? Looking for a hero, but an enforcer will do.
Ron: Re the enforcer, I hear Donald Brashear isn't doing anything at the moment.
Just take a minute to get a good look at that mental image. *Shudder*
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