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Predictions, Anyone?

Does D.C. United bounce back from Saturday's horror show at RSL and continue its fine run of play at Estadio RFK?

How about Everton at home against Chelsea? (Lampard and Drogba are out, Chelsea trying to keep its league title hopes alive, Everton vying for a top-four finish)

And for those dividing their attention between DCU on ESPN2 and the Caps on Comcast, will the local pucksters finally match the big, bad Flyers' nastiness?


By Steve Goff  |  April 17, 2008; 12:44 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Unfortunately the Caps look about done.

United 3-0

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

10-0 DCU.
2-1 Chelsea.
3-2 Caps.

Posted by: BehindTheBadge.com | April 17, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

27-1 DCU
2-1 Everton
4-2 Phlyers

Posted by: d, dc | April 17, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Goff,

Any chance you will get the overnight Nielsen's on the national ratings for Caps-Flyers on Versus vs. DC-CLB on ESPN2 for tomorrow's blog? I think they will be very close.

Posted by: AM | April 17, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

DCU 3-1
tie 1-1
Caps 4-2

Posted by: Justin | April 17, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

1 million+1 - 2 DCU
1-1 Chelsea/Everton
4-3 in OT Caps

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

I predict BC (the elder Carroll brother) will get smoked by Gashardo.

Posted by: jaime | April 17, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

DCU 4 Columbus 2
Chelsea 2 Everton 0
Capitals 3 Flyers 5

Posted by: Garrett | April 17, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

United bounces back

Chelsea wins (unfortunately), but loses on Tuesday vs. Liverpool

Caps sadly go down again - the only positive being we consequently get to see Olie one more time in game 5

Posted by: Kire | April 17, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

DC 0 - CLB 0 (sigh)
PHI 4 - CAPS 2 (sigh)
Chelsea 3 - Everton 1 (sigh)

Posted by: B.A. | April 17, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

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Any chance you will get the overnight Nielsen's on the national ratings for Caps-Flyers on Versus vs. DC-CLB on ESPN2 for tomorrow's blog? I think they will be very close.
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Overnights data, I believe, are only available for broadcast networks. Cable data from Nielsen (even "overnights" data) takes at least an extra day of processing -- so it would be Saturday or Monday I thin before anything would be known on the Versus v ESPN2 matchup.

Posted by: Data where? | April 17, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

I predict Chelsea will win, but it won't be Tim Howard's fault.

And as for the DC NHL and MLS matches tonight, I do think the DC teams will win them both, and there's a decent chance the soccer game sees more goals than the hockey game.

Posted by: No way | April 17, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

DC 3-1 Crew
Everton 2-1 Chelsea
Caps 4-2 Flyers

Come on United!!

Posted by: Red Devil | April 17, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

DCU 3-0
Everton 2-1
Caps just lose i dont care about the score just lose!

Posted by: 135 | April 17, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

DCU 2-0 Cbus

DC will win because they always do at home

Chelsea 0-2 Everton

Chelsea will be the better team on the day but Cudicini will let in a howler and either Jon Obi Mikel or Ashley Cole gets sent off after a challenge on Ateta in the box.

Posted by: moses | April 17, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

DC 2-0
Everton 1-0

Caps are done.

Posted by: strago | April 17, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

DC 3-0 - Gallardo gets a free kick goal.
Everton 1-0 - Tim Howard will be solid
Caps 4-1 Ovie Nets 2

Posted by: Traversgh | April 17, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Prediction: Alex Ovechkin will get booed for no explicable reason.

Prediction: Fans of the new Philly soccer team will be as horrible as Flyers fans and Eagles fans.

Posted by: DCUMD | April 17, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

United 3-1

Everton 1-0

Flyers 3-2

Wizards sweep Cavs

Real Maryland 2-0

Nationals drop every game between now and the All Star break.

Posted by: Joe Doc | April 17, 2008 1:38 PM | Report abuse

DC 3-1 Columbus (Emilio, Burch, Gallardo)
Flyers 1-2 Caps (Morrisonn, Ovechkin)

Posted by: Rob | April 17, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

DCU 3 : CBus 1

Everton 1 : Chelski 2

Caps 2 : Phlyers 3

Posted by: Big Roy | April 17, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

DC 3:2 Columbus

Flyers 2: Caps 3

Chelsea 2: Everton 1

The Pope 1: Ditka 373

Posted by: EssEff | April 17, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

In my dream last night DCU scored two goals, though I couldn't catch who, so I am sticking with my dream.
DCU 2-0 Crew.
Everton 2-Chelski 1. I don't care who scores but I want Everton to nock out Chelski.

Posted by: td | April 17, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

DC 2-1
Everton 1-0
Philly 4-3

Posted by: DCBird | April 17, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

CLB 4 - DC 1

Posted by: jairadballerina | April 17, 2008 1:54 PM | Report abuse

United 3:1 Columbus
Chelsea 1:1 Everton

Caps even up the series, I won't embarass myself with a goal estimate.

Posted by: DudeAbides | April 17, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Put me down for yes and two hopefullys, respectively.

Posted by: Section 130 | April 17, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

United 3 - Crew 1
Everton 1 - Chelsea 0 (title race over)
Caps 5 - Ph*lly 4

Posted by: Kev | April 17, 2008 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Damn, I forgot my Toffees were playing tonight and I'll be at the DC game. I can't believe I'll be missing one of the biggest games of the season! Grrrr...
2-1 DC (if Carvallo plays) or 1-0 DC (if Wells plays)
1-1 tie with Everton (Yak scores)
4-3 Flyers

Posted by: Q | April 17, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Conditional pick... if DC plays this lineup, I say DC wins 2-1, maybe 3-1.

---------Emilio---Moreno--------
------------Gallardo------------
Fred--------------------Quaranta
-------------Simms--------------
Burch--McTavish--Peralta--Namoff
------------Wells---------------

If Tommy goes with pretty much any form of 3-man back line, DC loses 3-2.

If Dominic Mediate starts in midfield, my pick shifts to DC losing 3-1. If Mediate starts in the back, DC loses 3-2.
If Tommy tries to pull off the elusive Double Bonehead move (Mediate in the back, with a 3-man line), the pick shifts to DC losing 4-1.

Posted by: jrnail23 | April 17, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Damn, I forgot my Toffees were playing tonight and I'll be at the DC game. I can't believe I'll be missing one of the biggest games of the season! Grrrr...
Posted by: Q | April 17, 2008 2:20 PM

Live on Setanta (& Broadband) at 3 ET

Posted by: Kev | April 17, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Without Martinez in the lineup I see our defense struggling again, and allowing an injury time goal to the Crew for a 2-2 draw, with chants of "We Want Benny" and "We Want Josh Gros" heard throughout the stadium.

Posted by: DC United Fan | April 17, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Since MLS,Fox Sports and the FCC now say that North Carolina is part of Ohio (or at least part of their TV market) does that mean I have now have to root for the Crew after 10+ years as a United Fan?.

I say NO! Screw the Crew! United forever and 6-1 tonight! (Thanks ESPN for letting me watch the team closes to my home!).....

Keith

Posted by: Keith in Charlotte | April 17, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

2-1 DC (if Carvallo plays) or 1-0 DC (if Wells plays)
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I can see Carvallo letting in a goal that Wells might have stopped, but how would he produce one at the other end?

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Without Martinez in the lineup I see our defense struggling again, and allowing an injury time goal to the Crew for a 2-2 draw, with chants of "We Want Benny" and "We Want Josh Gros" heard throughout the stadium.

Posted by: DC United Fan | April 17, 2008 2:27 PM
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Don't be surprised if a few ErpFu aficionados come out of the woodwork, too.

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

DC 2
Col 1

Blues 3
Blues (mercyside) 1

Caps 5
Philly 3

Posted by: Dr. SloppyBox | April 17, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

If Chelsea score 3 in Liverpool tonight, without Drogba, Lampard and Ballack - I'd be very surprised.

Posted by: Kev | April 17, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Da Bears 98 - DC United 2

Kicking Ditkas 37 - DC United 0

Posted by: George Wendt | April 17, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

DCU 2 - 0 CLB
Everton 1 - 1 Chelsea
Caps 4 - 3 Flyers (OT)

Posted by: GoUnited | April 17, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Nationals drop every game between now and the All Star break.

Posted by: Joe Doc | April 17, 2008 1:38 PM

would make me happy :)

Posted by: GoUnited | April 17, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

It's Merseyside, not mercyside!

Posted by: Scousers Suck... | April 17, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

DC United v. Columbus will be shown live in Argentina. Wow.

Posted by: td | April 17, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

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If Chelsea score 3 in Liverpool tonight, without Drogba, Lampard and Ballack - I'd be very surprised.

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me too since they are playing Everton.

Posted by: bobf | April 17, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

ooops..thought you said AT liverpool..not IN..RIF!

Posted by: bobf | April 17, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

me too since they are playing Everton.
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Everton is based in Liverpool.

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | April 17, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Er, ah, Everton's home ground is at Goodison Park, in the city of Liverpool and Everton is the home team today.

Posted by: Captain Obvious | April 17, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

It's Merseyside, not mercyside!
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Even the pronunciation isn't correct, because real Merseysiders use a "zed" sound.

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

DCU 0 - 220 Columbus

Posted by: Barrak | April 17, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I put money on Columbus. The pre-ordained score is:

Columbus 2 - 0 DC United

Posted by: The Pope | April 17, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

There are two football teams in Liverpool. I prefer the other one. - George Harrison

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | April 17, 2008 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Bobf,

Everton is in Liverpool. Liverpool more than a club ... It's also a city.

Posted by: Tommie | April 17, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Tommie,

Perhaps Bobf was expressing confidence in Tim Howard's ability to keep this a low-scoring affair....?

Posted by: FischFry | April 17, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Prediction: Fans of the new Philly soccer team will be as horrible as Flyers fans and Eagles fans.

Posted by: DCUMD | April 17, 2008 1:37 PM


I hate Philly's fans more than RB fans already and they haven't started playing yet.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I predict I'll be drinking cold beers with the Barra in Lot 8 in about an hour.

Posted by: DirtyHarry | April 17, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Go Flyers!

DC 2-1; Schelotto with an assist.

Posted by: RK | April 17, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I wish the Caps would win, but I just don't see it unfortunately.

4-2 Flyers.

4-2 United.

4-2 Everton.

Posted by: Eddie C | April 17, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Pope asked me to chime in hear. Apparently there is some confusion. As stated by my colleague, the score has already been determined.

Columbus 2 - 0 DC United. Although RK was correct. Schelotto will have an assist.

Posted by: God | April 17, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Haters of the womens' game, avert your eyes.

D.C. United & Washington Freedom Doubleheader at RFK Stadium

WAGS Night with D.C. United
Sunday, June 22nd
D.C. United vs. San Jose Earthquakes - 3:00 PM Kickoff
Washington Freedom vs. TBA - 5:30 PM Kickoff

Posted by: WNT fan | April 17, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I won't be following the Caps, but I will be flipping back and forth between 30 Rock/The Office and the match on the Deuce.

My prediction: DC 2 - Columbus 1

Posted by: Andy | April 17, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Freedom 4 - TBA 2
(This is the predictions thread)

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | April 17, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

TBA are sh*t this year ;-)

Posted by: Kev | April 17, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Pope asked me to chime in hear. Apparently there is some confusion. As stated by my colleague, the score has already been determined.

Columbus 2 - 0 DC United. Although RK was correct. Schelotto will have an assist.

Posted by: God | April 17, 2008 3:35 PM
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Washington, D.C. -- An area man is in serious but stable condition after a bolt of lightning -- from a cloudless sky -- struck him while he typed on his computer at 3:35 p.m. today...

Posted by: Joe Doc | April 17, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Now you're talking, Joe Doc.

Posted by: Smitty | April 17, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

4-2 Caps
1-0 Chelsea
3-1 Columbus

And Finally...
Steve Shak makes his returns to MLS in 2009

Posted by: Ike | April 17, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least some of you got it right, but forgot the rest of the storyline come Monday morning:

Columbus 2-0 with Tommy being fired after the game.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Dude, at least put a name when you make such a prediction!

Posted by: Joe Doc | April 17, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Which Argentine player do you think the Pope gave permission to use the Hand of God?

Posted by: Timmy | April 17, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Emilio 3 - Columbus 0
Ovechkin 4 - Philly 3
Beckham 1 - Pope 1


Moreno give Emilio five goals that anyone could score blindfolded...Emilio hits three.

Posted by: Southeasterner | April 17, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps we should entertain predictions concerning the total number of goals and assists scored by people named Moreno.

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I don't make predictions about games I care about after several terrible experiences.

As a result: Everton 1:1 Chelsea

WNT Fan-

From what I remember of the United/Freedom doubleheaders, it was always a Freedom game followed by United. A lot of Freedom fans left when their game ended, and most United fans didn't turn up until right around full time of the Freedom game. Do you think it will be better, worse, or the same with United playing first?

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | April 17, 2008 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Of course, it's always embarrassing when you make a prediction based on a game that has already ended.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | April 17, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

United 2, Crew 2

Posted by: scott47a | April 17, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

I don't make predictions about games I care about after several terrible experiences.

As a result: Everton 1:1 Chelsea

WNT Fan-

From what I remember of the United/Freedom doubleheaders, it was always a Freedom game followed by United. A lot of Freedom fans left when their game ended, and most United fans didn't turn up until right around full time of the Freedom game. Do you think it will be better, worse, or the same with United playing first?

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | April 17, 2008 5:07 PM


Who besides William Wallace cares about Freedom?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 17, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

From what I remember of the United/Freedom doubleheaders, it was always a Freedom game followed by United. A lot of Freedom fans left when their game ended, and most United fans didn't turn up until right around full time of the Freedom game. Do you think it will be better, worse, or the same with United playing first?

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | April 17, 2008 5:07 PM
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That's a good question. In this case it may be moot because the sequence is dictated by the Telefutura (late Sunday afternoon) time slot for the MLS game. An early Sunday start would lose a lot of families of youth league participants. In earlier years, the doubleheaders were generally late Saturday afternoon Freedom games that led into evening United matches.

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

What, no coverage of the River match tonight in the Copa Libertadores?

I just wish I could figure out how to watch United's match from Monumental....

Posted by: Lost in BA | April 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

any word on Martinez?
Where is my inside information?
I've been hoping Martinez would at least start but if not man I should pull him from my starting XI.

Posted by: Dadryan. | April 17, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

I just wish I could figure out how to watch United's match from Monumental....

Posted by: Lost in BA | April 17, 2008 5:32 PM
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Is this related to td's earlier post about the United-Crew match being shown in Argentina? What are the details? Is it being shown on a nationwide cable or satellite system, or just in select locations?

Posted by: tri-village | April 17, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

So I had my ticket for tonite's game at the Papal Mass today for a blessing (forgot my rosary). I hope it helps.

Go United!

Posted by: Sec 131 | April 17, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Isn't it time to face it, DC United just basically stink this year.

Posted by: Oh well | April 17, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

YES! I got back from a work trip right in time to watch both the hockey and the soccer. Go CAPS!

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | April 17, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Columbus 2-1. Gallardo a complete non factor. Emilio couldn't score if the other team left the pitch.

You have troubles.

Posted by: Domino95 | April 17, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

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