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Matchday 27: Toronto FC at DCU

Apologies for late start. Wedding duties.

Lineup: GK Perkins; Ds McTavish, Boswell, Vanney, Burch; MFs Fred, Gomez, Simms, Gros; Fs Emilio, Kpene.

Also known as: Lineup you submit when a last-place team that cannot score visits a first-place team in the midst of an important international tournament.

Reserves: Nolly, Carroll, deRoux, Dyachenko, Mediate, Olsen, Moreno.

Namoff, despite being listed as probable, will not dress. United now taking injury report advice from the New England Patriots. Sorry for mixed sporting metaphor.

In-game and post-game thoughts welcome. Bonus quotes later tonight.

By Dan Steinberg  |  September 29, 2007; 7:17 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Stupid HDNet. Looks like I'm listening to the dulcet tones of Tony Lamarzi on WMET 1160.

Posted by: Sean | September 29, 2007 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a variation on the Harrisburg lineup. Hope the results are much different....

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a variation on the Harrisburg lineup. Hope the results are much different....

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 07:26 PM
Disagree!! Everyone in this lineup is a starter. At Harrisburg, it was almost all reserves. Even tonight's bench is better than the Harrisburg starting lineup.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 7:31 PM | Report abuse

::rant on::
I really hate HDNet for this exclusive stuff... not that it matters, because I'll just get to buy whatever the cable company says...
::rant off::

If we get a two goal lead, Gomez should be coming off. Even if we have a one goal lead after the 70th minute.

Posted by: RB | September 29, 2007 7:33 PM | Report abuse

And besides, who do you think would win if TFC played Harrisburg?

I'm not sure I'd put my money on TFC.

Posted by: Sean | September 29, 2007 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Who does HDNet have tapes of to get these exclusive games?

Posted by: Bart | September 29, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

Anonymous - It was ment as a faceitious comment, not a statement of fact, hence the word "variation."

Sean - I think I would likely refrain from calling a bookie on that matchup as well...

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 7:37 PM | Report abuse

1-0...

TFC?

Posted by: Sean | September 29, 2007 7:51 PM | Report abuse

The radio announcer more or less said Perkins was lost on the free kick -- did anyone see it?

Posted by: RB | September 29, 2007 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Oh oh. The team that can't score meets the unbeaten team. I hope the streak doesn't end tonight. We are only 3 points ahead. Need this game.

Posted by: Bart | September 29, 2007 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone think of a way to teach Kpene that the ball going into the opponent's net is a GOOD thing?

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:05 PM | Report abuse

How many opportunities is Kpene going to blow?

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 29, 2007 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Wow, when did Simms turn into Roberto Carlos? I thought that was in...

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:12 PM | Report abuse

And Kpene again! Geez, one of my U-13's would have buried that.

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Kpene misses another, this time off a header from a perfectly crossed ball from Burch. Way to head it straight down. On a positive at least they took down the Nats outfield wall

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 29, 2007 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Please, please, please Tommy, put Kpene on the bench and out of our misery!

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Kpene hasn't been the same since he cut his hair. He went from inconsistent to just bad.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The radio announcer more or less said Perkins was lost on the free kick -- did anyone see it?

Posted by: RB | September 29, 2007 07:55 PM

Troy started the wrong way and then couldn't recover when the ball went into the far corner. Looked like a replay of the Beckham free kick.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 8:34 PM | Report abuse

I think Hope Solo could play a better forward position than Guy Kpene.

Posted by: Greg Ryan | September 29, 2007 8:35 PM | Report abuse

I think Hope Solo could play a better forward position than Guy Kpene.

Posted by: Greg Ryan | September 29, 2007 08:35 PM

But I'm waiting for Jay Nolly to tell the world that he could have stopped that Robinson free kick.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Damn i wish somebody ACTUALLY could get their cable provider to get this network. Since I can't watch DC, I'm scouting Chivas de Guad on Telefutra. The game looks alot like Wend.'s game, Chivas pushing hard for an egualizer, but still can't finish anything. Hell, they can't even buy a bucket!!

Posted by: Murr | September 29, 2007 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I think Hope Solo could play a better forward position than Guy Kpene.

Posted by: Greg Ryan | September 29, 2007 08:35 PM
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Well, I understand she has some free time on her hands...

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:41 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else listening on mlsnet hearing someother radio station also?

Posted by: Murr | September 29, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Damn! That would have been a golazzo for Gomez!

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:42 PM | Report abuse

for radio use: http://wmet1160.com/

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 8:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a shot by Burch!

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Goal. Burch. 1-1

Posted by: Bart | September 29, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

BURCH with his first goal. Great shot.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Goal of the week!

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 29, 2007 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Terrific set up too. Was that Fred or Gomez with the backheel?

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:49 PM | Report abuse

MLSNet is giving it to Fred.

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Goal. Fred. 2-1 DC

Posted by: Bart | September 29, 2007 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Fred 2-1 dc

Posted by: DCAustinite | September 29, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Tie for GOTW.

DAMMIT MLSnet will try to split the DC vote.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 29, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Wow, what a curl? Great goal by Fred, but it was a terrific turn by Emilio that got the ball to Jaime to set up the attack.

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Jaime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

are you kidding? 20 20 20 20 20 20

Posted by: huge!!!!!!!!!! | September 29, 2007 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Emilio buries the rebound off a post of a Gomez free, and this is turning into Portsmouth-Reading!

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

ok It's over. Pull the starters out. It's 4-1.

Posted by: Bart | September 29, 2007 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah. 4-1 United, 71st minute. And Gomez gets a rest with an eye on Tuesday.

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 9:06 PM | Report abuse

all subs used. I'm loving the radio broadcast! Thanks for the link!

Posted by: DCaustinite | September 29, 2007 9:07 PM | Report abuse

25,000 fans, thats awesome!

Posted by: frank | September 29, 2007 9:09 PM | Report abuse

25,000 fans, thats awesome!


Posted by: frank | September 29, 2007 09:09 PM
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Yep, it's a bloody shame they don't know that RFK is closed now and slated for the wrecking ball. ;-)

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Love HDnet! Best picture quality of any channel ever. :)

Posted by: JkR | September 29, 2007 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Sweet, when I last checked it was 0-1.

Why oh why am I not there . . . .

Posted by: d | September 29, 2007 9:14 PM | Report abuse

25,000!! EAT THAT MARC FISCHER!!

Posted by: d | September 29, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Real 2 RedBull 2 82nd in spite of what Tony L just said...

Posted by: cload and daggar | September 29, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

25,000 fans, thats awesome!

Posted by: frank | September 29, 2007 09:09 PM
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and waving flags of the district. But Fenty doesn't get HDNet

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 29, 2007 9:18 PM | Report abuse

does dc qualify for any tournaments with finishing with the most regular season points?

Posted by: frank | September 29, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Nuts! Revs just got one late v. Rapids, 1-0 in the 88th min.

Posted by: Throwin | September 29, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

4-1 final, Burch, Moreno, Fred, Emilio. Nicely done, lads!

Posted by: DCAustinite | September 29, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Red Bull 2 Real Salt See-you-next-year 2.

Posted by: cload and daggar | September 29, 2007 9:29 PM | Report abuse

does dc qualify for any tournaments with finishing with the most regular season points?

Posted by: frank | September 29, 2007 09:25 PM

Champions Cup and Copa Sudamericana, I believe.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Thought the Sudamerica berth was based on our finish in the CCC. The CCC berth was our reward for last year's Shield.

Posted by: just sayin' | September 29, 2007 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else notice that Emilio looked a little upset that Jaime shot (and scored) instead of passing to a wide open Emilio in the center of the goal?

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 29, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Chief Wiggum, I totally saw that.
He was quite upset.
But that is gone now that he got that CRACKING left footed volley.

Marc Burch for 2010 World Cup starting LB!!

Posted by: Garret | September 29, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else notice that Emilio looked a little upset that Jaime shot (and scored) instead of passing to a wide open Emilio in the center of the goal?

Posted by: Chief Clancy Wiggum | September 29, 2007 09:58 PM

Yep, saw it. Everyone was celebrating and he was moping. That was an important goal, put us up 3-1, and he was more concerned that he didn't get to score it. I realize he is trying to earn the golden boot, but the win should have been the most paramount goal and he should have been happy for it.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 10:16 PM | Report abuse

A big part of the boost in attendance were MSI teams being honored for great sporstmanship. They were in the upper bowl.

Posted by: ML | September 29, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

"Marc Burch for 2010 World Cup starting LB!!"

But Bornstein is sooooooo good!!!

Posted by: Bob Bradley | September 29, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Could Kpene's changing hair styles be distracting the team? Or himself? 99 comes in and the game changes, once again.

Two different games tonight, each 45 minutes long. I'd love to hear what Soehn told the team in the locker room!

Posted by: ML | September 29, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Two different games tonight, each 45 minutes long. I'd love to hear what Soehn told the team in the locker room!

Posted by: ML | September 29, 2007 10:31 PM

According to Ben in the post-game interview on HDNet, he told them they were trying too hard to come down the middle, that they needed to start playing wider to stretch out TFC's defense, and they needed to play quicker. They listened, and it worked.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 10:36 PM | Report abuse

yeah, I definitely noticed we were trying to force it down the middle in the 1st half. I never doubted we would win this game though. Toronto was fairly pitiful. The freekick was a gift. Troy really did misplay it and even then it basically went in right over his head. Should have stopped it.

We had pretty much all of the ball though. I expected Jaime would do his thing in the second half and sure enough... Some really remarkable goals! Burch killed that ball.

And we were a man short for that 5-10 minutes when Fred cramped up yet again and had to leave the match. Get that boy some potassium, stat!

The referee was pitiful once again. Why do the refs have it in for DCU? Marco retired eons ago. Burch was giving the loud side AR hell after Canazales whacked him on the ankles, and rightly so. That dude was tellign the ref to caution our guys in the first half but couldn't be bothered to do the same for us.

Posted by: Glenn | September 29, 2007 10:48 PM | Report abuse

And we were a man short for that 5-10 minutes when Fred cramped up yet again and had to leave the match. Get that boy some potassium, stat!

Posted by: Glenn | September 29, 2007 10:48 PM

Unfortunately it may not be this simple. The post match report says he questionable for Tueday due to a groin strain.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 29, 2007 11:00 PM | Report abuse

A man short without Fred was nothing -- we were a man short for the 45 minutes Kpene was on the pitch. Atmosphere was electric tonight, love when they open the upper deck all the way around.

Posted by: CD | September 29, 2007 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Another possible explanation for the weak first half- DC played a number of almost-good crosses into the box that tended to be short. I wonder if the players weren't used to a less lively ball due to the colder weather. What do you all think?

Posted by: Tom | September 29, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

"Marc Burch for 2010 World Cup starting LB!!"
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Cheatin' Bob, keep your frickin' talons off of our players!!!!!!!

I saw Burch's shot from behind and it was still only in the air for a half second, at most! Sabot round!

Posted by: GrillMaster | September 30, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

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