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Matchnight: United-Rapids

Greetings from RFK Stadium.

No Olsen. No Mediate. No Doe. No Peralta. No Gallardo. No Fred. No Wells. No Burch. No Comcast SportsNet.

If Dyachenko, Namoff or Simms receives a yellow card, they'll miss next weekend's match against New York.

So, any Insider loyalists interested in suiting up? Developmental rates apply.

Back later with the lineup.....

DCU (3-5-2): Crayton; Namoff, McTavish, Martinez; Thompson, Vide, Simms, Quaranta, Guerrero; Moreno, Emilio. Subs: Thorpe, OLSEN, Dyachenko, P. Carroll, Cordeiro, Kirk, Zaher.

Notes......

*Bolivia has requested Jaime Moreno for World Cup qualifiers Sept. 6 at Ecuador and Sept. 10 at Brazil, but it is unclear whether he will report for one game, two games or neither.

*Fred (hamstring) says he might be back in two weeks, not 3 or 4.

*Domenic Mediate has not made any progress and might end up being put on the season-ending injury list if the club needs a senior roster spot, GM Dave Kasper said.

*The club is looking at a few USL players to possibly acquire on loan next month and fill the one available developmental slot.

*As for Marcelo Gallardo and his slow recovery from sports hernia surgery, "we'll see how he responds this week" before determining a timeline, Kasper said. "He will play again this season. I don't know why anyone is saying otherwise."

As usual, this is the place for pregame, in-game and postgame discussion.

By Steve Goff  |  August 23, 2008; 5:32 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Soehn used to play - can we bring back the player/coach position?

Posted by: FC | August 23, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Go Rapids!

Posted by: co | August 23, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

I am available.

i would be cool with those rates, plus my jersey

Posted by: vasco | August 23, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

My prediction...1-1 draw and more frustration for DCU fans, but at least one point. Every point matters now!

Posted by: therealfootball | August 23, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Will Dyachenko even make the bench after being left behind on Wednesday (even though we could have had 2 more people on the bench and there's been nothing written about an injury)?

Forget player/coach, let's go one further. I'm thinking we see an appearance by player/team administrator Francisco Tobar.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | August 23, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Aside from Wells, that's a pretty fair starting lineup that's out for this game.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 23, 2008 6:16 PM | Report abuse

I can play just as great as Dyachenko.

Posted by: L. Bennsh | August 23, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Olsen is on the bench!!!!

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

But do you at least have power?

Posted by: geekosaur | August 23, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

best of luck to BEN OLSEN tonight!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

"If Dyachenko.. receives a yellow card, [he'll] miss next weekend's match against New York."

More accurately: "If Dyachenko enters the game..."

Posted by: noptov52 | August 23, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news: RFK has multiple choice of scotch, margaritas other liquids I have never seen before for $8 a cup!!! I just thought I would share that with you!

Posted by: arlington4united | August 23, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

anyone have a link for audio or video of the match?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Benny is back on the bench.

this has to be a great sign from heaven

Posted by: vasco | August 23, 2008 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Audio on federalnewsradio.com

Posted by: An on | August 23, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

what is mediate's injury?

Posted by: Atl | August 23, 2008 7:37 PM | Report abuse

post concussion syndrome. like Gros.

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

what is that dvr junk on the screen, somebody push the button!

Posted by: Atl | August 23, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

anyone with a video stream?

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

thanks

Posted by: atl | August 23, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I believe just audio | August 23, 2008 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Video on MLSLive.tv is dark and muddy tonight. Then some DVR going to sleep prompt popped up on the screen for a while until someone pressed a button on their remote to fix it. What the devil is that all about?

Posted by: speculation | August 23, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else not getting the live feed on mlsnet.tv ?

i'm getting nothing?

Posted by: qwerty | August 23, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

guess that's better than me - can't get the mls stream to work at all

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

I can NEVER get the MLS feed to work. I've tried all the instructions on the website but no luck.

Posted by: hoyanick | August 23, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm getting the video feed from MLS

Posted by: DE | August 23, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

well that was a waste of 4.95

Posted by: qwerty | August 23, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

I've delayed it to sync with the WFED call

Posted by: DE | August 23, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

So, United actually has a full bench and is playing a 3-5-2 again, huh? Let me know how that goes. As long as the subs for the game are, specifically, Kirk, Olsen, and Cordeiro, I'll be OK

Posted by: person | August 23, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

pretty slow game so far. i cant even find some DCU players' names in the program. only 3 to 4 fouls in 30 minutes and hardly any chances. the new GK is playing well. i am going looking for the margaritas. tks for the tip.

Posted by: mr caretaker | August 23, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

found the RSL v Crew game
http://www.justin.tv/jtv_sports4

but no DC game

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 8:20 PM | Report abuse

JOE VIDE!

Posted by: footstar.org | August 23, 2008 8:23 PM | Report abuse

It never fails -- I go to the bathroom, DC scores!

Posted by: soccergirl | August 23, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

It sounded like an awesome goal.

Big save Crayton!

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

1-0 DC at the half.

Posted by: andrew | August 23, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Was that Vide with the goal or Olsen? With that kind of shoestring onetime shot, I swear it had to be someone named Benny. Like Olsen... Or Feilhaber... Benny Vide?

Posted by: DCUMD | August 23, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

OMG! You mean Vide actually scored a goal? That's just freaking awesome!!

Posted by: person | August 23, 2008 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Anyone know who the yellow people are in the upper deck with the MLS banner are?

Posted by: gnat | August 23, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The people in the upper deck are ultra-violent super intelligent ape-human hybrids. I don't know why they have a mls banner. They wish to be known as "the overlords".

Posted by: pigman sweet | August 23, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

If the people in the upper deck are ape-human hybrids, why doesn't someone give them bananas?

Posted by: person | August 23, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, a smattering of boos when Christian Gomez came on? If I was at the game, I'd be clapping for him.

Posted by: DCUMD | August 23, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I heard many claps, very few (if any) boos. Why didn't he start?

Posted by: soccergirl | August 23, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

All United fans should go on strike against FSC+ commentator Dave Johnson because he just brought up that Larentowicz (did I spell it right?) goal against D.C. on Wednesday. He was taking a free kick from the same distance and Johnson, being an idiot, brought up how, quote, "Larentowicz scored on Wednesday from about the same distance fooling D.C. keeper Louis Crayton." Kill Johnson!

Posted by: person | August 23, 2008 9:12 PM | Report abuse

What's the score? Minute?

Posted by: pigman sweet | August 23, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Limarzi: "Gooooooollllaazzooo! [...] Quaranta has scored his best goal EVER!"

Posted by: hoyanick | August 23, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

You can get the play by play on the ESPN Soccernet Website at ESPN.com

Posted by: Orange14 | August 23, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Goal, kirk, 87th

Posted by: soccergirl | August 23, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

http://www.live-football.cn/Channel/vp4-tvu.html

Free video feed... quality's not the best, but better than nothing!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 23, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

Score:

DCU - 3
Colorado - 0

90th minute

Posted by: DE | August 23, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

So, let's observe the scoring summary:

D.C.: Vide 45th minute
D.C.: Quaranta 82nd minute
D.C.: Kirk 86th minute

Ya think this score's gonna stay the same? In a way I hope so, and in another way I sorta want D.C. to score another goal.

Posted by: person | August 23, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Granted we were playing against a struggling team but Quaranta looks VERY comfortable in this position. His passing was simply outstanding!!

Posted by: dcarmy | August 23, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

People in the yellow jersey on the upper deck are sons of Bens and they were cheering for united! I think that's a really good sign that their team doesn't even start iuntil 2010 and they are already heating up.

Posted by: arlington4united | August 23, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, the yellow shirts said "Philadelphia 2010." Birth of a rivalry! Can't wait to take the train up for the away matches.

A fine performance tonight, a little slow starting. When Martinez (who was superb all night) moved over to the right side, the left side of the Colorado defense completely collapsed, hence the two late goals. Crayton had a couple of brilliant saves and was in complete command of his box and the back.

Posted by: dcca | August 23, 2008 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait for the first road trip to the city of brotherly love! For tha matter, when do tickets go on sale for their first game? As long as they're not playing United I'd go and route for them.

Posted by: Curious | August 23, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Wells who??? Crayton is a keeper! Wish we'd had him all season. Given the injuries Undited has had this season, it's doing amazingly well. Guess we did have some depth to start with.

Posted by: Curious | August 23, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Quavas Kirk! Quavas Kirk!

Posted by: Asher | August 23, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 23, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Hey, the caption says "Joe Vida"!

Viva la Vida!

Posted by: dcca | August 23, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Any video HIGHLIGHTS available somewhere?? I was at the game, and wanna re-live that Tino golazo...

How come Comcast couldn't have aired it on CN8 or something?!?

Posted by: Juan-John | August 24, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Any video HIGHLIGHTS available somewhere?? I was at the game, and wanna re-live that Tino golazo...
Posted by: Juan-John | August 24, 2008 12:12 AM

www.behindthebadge.com

Posted by: soyinocente | August 24, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

I mentioned a tiny while back that I thought Vide was some sort of Olsen Clone variant...
He's a little rough and tumble, but daddy like!..
Quaranta's goal was soooooo sweet!
So glad I went to this game tonight, sorry Gomez didn't start, although I think had he gotten the time to ramp up, us United fans may have wished he didn't... RESPECT. I was knocking on wood and lipping off about Christian having the ability to score 3 goals in the last ten minutes. Then Kirk scored.
First half was sooooooooooo boring until Vide scored.
Second half was much better. Winning is good. 10-10-1 kinda sucks points wise but, to me it says United doesn't play dull soccer. Or at least not as dull soccer as some of the other clubs with so many draws.
It' s a shame that the Deadskins bumped a REAL Local team when things are just starting to get interesting!

Posted by: dadryan | August 24, 2008 12:31 AM | Report abuse

off topic, women's mountain biking on NBC!!! Mmmm........
So who's going to be down to ride bikes up to Philly for DCU away games? We can always take the Chinatown bus back if we're busted...
Will Philly play in their new stadium in their first year? and if so can someone refresh my memory on it's aproximate location and such?

Posted by: dadryan | August 24, 2008 12:40 AM | Report abuse

KKKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: GoUnited | August 24, 2008 1:04 AM | Report abuse

Can't wait for the first road trip to the city of brotherly love! For tha matter, when do tickets go on sale for their first game? As long as they're not playing United I'd go and route for them.

Posted by: Curious | August 23, 2008 10:40 PM
..........................................

That first game is 20 months away, so don't expect tickets to go on sale anytime soon.

Posted by: The Jeff | August 24, 2008 10:11 AM | Report abuse

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