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Matchnight: United-Revs

Greetings from RFK.

What, no rain/lightning/typhoon? Clearly, the soccer weather gods do not recognize U.S. Open Cup on their schedule of RFK disruptions.

Marcelo Gallardo, who will not play tonight, is doing pregame training exercises with some of the reserves. He appears to be moving pretty well. Perhaps we will see him in uniform Saturday at Chicago.

Revs scratches include Reis, Parkhurst, Ralston, Heaps, Dube and Mansally. Former DCUer Doug Warren will be in goal.

I will be back later with United's lineup.

DCU LINEUP: Wells; Namoff, McTavish, Peralta, Martinez; Quaranta, Simms, Fred, Guerrero; Moreno, Emilio.

One hour before kickoff, there are maybe 50 people in the stands. I'd be surprised if they draw 5,000.

As usual, this is the place for pregame, in-game and postgame discussion. Since there is no TV coverage, I will post occasional comments below during the match.

By Steve Goff  |  August 12, 2008; 5:07 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

I'm soooo glad Reis isn't in goal.

Posted by: Terp | August 12, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse


That Revs goal is looking a lot bigger all of the sudden...

Posted by: maw | August 12, 2008 5:17 PM | Report abuse

sure reis is the man but being a revs fan ive seen warren play before and he is starter quality. ure going down.

Posted by: chris | August 12, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what to make of this but Revs either doesn't care about winning or they think they beat United easily with their mostly reserved squad and brag about how they distroyed DC. United better win in this insidence, otherwise it will be shocker. Any good luck!

Posted by: td | August 12, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

live coverage from goff at rfk!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

goff on wpl RIGHT NOW

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Considering the Revs record and the crowded schedule they (and we)face it makes good sense to bring their B team and rest some of their starters. With a possible MLS championship in view, it is obvious they have a different take on tonight's match, something like "An Open Cup win would be nice, but an MLS Championship is nicer." And yes, if they do whip us with their subs, their elation and our degradation will be all the greater.

Posted by: Hedbal | August 12, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Did Goff say anything not already on the blog?

I'll put my money on a long stoppage because of the lights going out.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 5:36 PM | Report abuse

We better not lose tonight....

Posted by: Anthony | August 12, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Rain is in Atlanta -- washing out my first attempt this season to see a game.

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

is anyone streaming?
justin.tv?
anyone?
please i hate listening to the radio!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Steve,

I thought the winner of the US Open Cup gets a position in international tournament. Why is New England taking so many starters out of tonight's match-up?

Posted by: Tim F. | August 12, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

There is no TV coverage. Therefore, no Justin.tv.

Posted by: Christopher | August 12, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Steve,

I thought the winner of the US Open Cup gets a position in international tournament. Why is New England taking so many starters out of tonight's match-up?
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Yeah the winner of USOC goes to next years CONCACAF Champions League (formally CONCACAF Champions Cup)

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Why is Parkhurst out? ;)

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Tim I'm guessing its since no one goes to Revs games they probably lose money by participating in the Champions League so they don't really want to qualify!

Posted by: dwbpnm | August 12, 2008 6:01 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Goff,

Do you know when the roster will be released for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier on August 20th against Guatemala?

Posted by: Ameobi | August 12, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Makes sense for the Revs to bring their "B" side. From what I understand, if they were to make the USOC final and a few other "if" situations, they'll average a game every 3 days.

Posted by: JoeW | August 12, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Parkhurst is playing for the USMNT in the Olympics.

Posted by: J | August 12, 2008 6:14 PM | Report abuse

If you wonder why the Revs are not even traveling with Reis and crew, just look at their schedule:

http://www.revolutionsoccer.net/schedule/

Posted by: Izzy | August 12, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

J, ;) = wink = joking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/;)

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 6:21 PM | Report abuse

We should be able to win against a Revs team without many of its key players. Then again, we did just get annihilated by the Metrotards...

Posted by: Kevin | August 12, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

There is no excuse tonight not winning it. There is no heat, no storm and against the b team

Posted by: winorlose | August 12, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

wish I could be at RFK tonight. I love the smell of RFK in the eveing :)

perhaps this will be the first time memory when 'fixture congestion' helps DC United

Posted by: diego r. | August 12, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Make that 51 in the stands soon...gonna finish this adult beverage and walk up to RFK.

Posted by: DCB23 | August 12, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

boy, i hope DCU plays better than my killer combination of spelling and grammar. maybe I'll go watch the Luciano Emilio 'you're beautiful' video for good luck and for pointers on the english language !

Posted by: diego. | August 12, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Here's a link for that other game in Charleston, which I believe also kicks off at 1930 hours Eastern:

http://usl.playonsports.tv/

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 6:58 PM | Report abuse

ANYONE HAVE THE LINK TO THE RADIO STREAM???

Posted by: anthony | August 12, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Tim F. - the Supporter's Shield Winner also receives a berth in the Champions's League, as do the two MLS Cup finalists. Calculated risk on New England's part, but you have to figure they're the favorites for the Supporter's Shield right now.

Posted by: Mike | August 12, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

So is Guerrero the attacking mid? or Fred?

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Ah, nevermind, it's Quaranta! BTB just posted the lineups.
http://www.behindthebadge.com/index.php

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Well, at least United's not taking this game lightly. Not with that lineup.

Of course, the way this season has gone, that probably just means the Revs' scrubs will play the game of their lives.

Posted by: Kenobi | August 12, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Igwe is starting on the right side.. :)
that gives plent of room for Guerrero

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Clear and 70 degrees? What alternative reality is this?

Posted by: Throwin | August 12, 2008 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have a matchtracker for the Seattle Charleston game?

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

thanks G Jones!

Posted by: Anthony | August 12, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

VAMOS UNITED!!!
Will Charleston or Seattle go to the Champs Cup if they win the Open Cup, or only MLS teams meaning the winner tonight qualifys?

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 7:30 PM | Report abuse

You can watch Seattle/Charleston free at USLlive.com

Posted by: Slammer | August 12, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Never mind, didn't understand you had to select the game from the list on the right to watch over at USLLive.com

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

No Twellman

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have a matchtracker for the Seattle Charleston game?

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 7:29 PM
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they have a live feed going on.
you can watch that but turn down the volume and that and listen to the audio feed of dc.

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Tony: The crowd is "less rowdy than ususal". Bet he's digging in the thesaurus now for synonyms for "where the F is everybody?"

Posted by: Throwin | August 12, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Im nervous...

Posted by: Anthony | August 12, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

GOAL!! LUCI

Posted by: SPARTAN | August 12, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Goal, 4th min, united takes the lead!

Posted by: soccergirl | August 12, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Isn't Phelan that guy that got knocked out in the Atlante game? He's back already? it seemed pretty serious

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

EMILIOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anthony | August 12, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Goal Luciano Emilio
3rd Minute

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's a positive way to start the match. Knock Christman on his a$$ and get an Emilio goal.

Posted by: Throwin | August 12, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

OMG!! WHERE HAS THIS DC TEAM BEEN!!?? yet again we aer playing NE reserves

Posted by: Anthony | August 12, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

According to Radio America
Luciano Emilio's header was superb. It left the defense frozen. Warren included

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

DC is playing like a real team.. They actually look like the want to win.
They are passing superbly and have been in New Englands side of the field the whole game.. DC have NE on there heels right now

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Luciano - you're beautiful !

Unless MLS changes it's salary structure and makes it easier for teams to have some sort of depth I'm afraid DCU won't capture it's fifth title until they don't qualify for all of the extraneous tournaments and concentrate all of their efforts on MLS. At the same time this scenario envisages the top east rivals Chicago Fire and NE Revolution to be embroiled in those physically and mentally depleting tournaments.

You can simply compare the differences between this year and last year. Last year NE had no other obligations and captured the MLS Open Cup title. This year they played five SuperLiga matches and are fielding a back up game for the US Open Cup.

Based on all of the extra tournaments, I'm guessing that Chicago Fire will win the MLS Cup based on their ability to concentrate on MLS

Posted by: diego r. | August 12, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Wells is still maintaining a shut-out - so far.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Dam, take a shower and Luci scores....VAMOS!

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Who's on the bench? This game is being played under the four-sub protocol, isn't it?

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Who's on the bench? This game is being played under the four-sub protocol, isn't it?

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 7:44 PM
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Yep.. USOC is ok i guess

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Foul On DC: "It was like a shoulder to shoulder, only in his back." Gotta love Tony L.!

Posted by: Throwin | August 12, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Yep, 4 subs: DC's got Vide, Pat Carroll, Dyachenko, Quavas, Thompson, and Zaher on the bench.

NE only has 3 guys available and the only one I recognize is Chris Albright

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 7:46 PM | Report abuse

So, can a USL team go to the Champs Cup or is it only for MLS teams?

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Substitutes
40 - James Thorpe (GK)
3 - Jode Vide
5 - Quavas Kirk
15 - Rod Dyachenko
20 - Mike Zaher
21 - Pat Carroll
28 - Craig Thompson


NE only has 4 subs there

Posted by: Joe | August 12, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

didnt we trade a first round draft pick for Mike Zaher?
he has made such an influence.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Spartan, keep us updated!

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

o, can a USL team go to the Champs Cup or is it only for MLS teams?

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 7:47 PM
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the Puerto Rico Islanders are in the Champions League Prelimanires right now.. so yeah they can

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Is there something wrong that we can see the USL game but not the MLS game?

Posted by: Old Colt | August 12, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

offside on dc
fred..

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

21st Minute
DC playing on the defensive side.
not rushing anything
NE has barely touched the ball

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:53 PM | Report abuse

22nd minute
Zach Wells first save.
hopefully some more coming

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

Lets not let them back in the game this time. The sooner we get the second goal the better.

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Peralta having a great game..
I think we were missing him

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

2nd save for Zach Wells
poor cross
hopefully this confidence is getting to him

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

@Anon: Zaher was acquired for a 1st round Supplemental.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Seattle up 1-0.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

1-0 Seattle

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Goal Seattle

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse


31st minutes DC 1-0 NE

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Goff - Anything new on Olsen's ankle? Is he practicing? Couple or weeks or couple of months?

Posted by: JAP | August 12, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Here's the deal on the CONCACAF Champions League:

http://www.concacaf.com/view_article.aspx?id=4171

From here on out, the USOC champ gets an invite, period. Whether it is affiliated with MLS, USL-1, or a Podunk County adult coed league is irrelevant.

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

"Fred.. backheels it to himself.."
What? lol

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

34th minute 1-1 Germanes scores

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Ne just scored, 34th min. Damn.

Posted by: soccergirl | August 12, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Goal NE

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Crap

Posted by: JAP | August 12, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Germanese from Duke

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Charelston Score

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:06 PM | Report abuse

Charleston tied it up 1-1.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

card for Igwe

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Yellow card for Igwe

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Quarantas second chance.. way over.. again

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Santino was in the six yard box and he missed!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:11 PM | Report abuse

how do people see the action if not on tv?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

soo close for NE...
thank you

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

NE almost just got another one. I hope Tommy screams at them at halftime.

Posted by: soccergirl | August 12, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

half time..
1-1
1-1

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

we need to tighten up. this is getting insane

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Wells should be furious with his defense. As a defender I fully expect the keeper to get all over me if I made a stupid play but he never seems to say anything to them. We need someone back there to make the others accountable.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:21 PM | Report abuse

i reall y want to see Thompson back in the lineup.
He added some speed

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for the absence -- internet issues.

Emilio scored on an early header, set up nicely by Namoff on the right side.

It seemed DCU was on the way to an easy victory over the Revs reserves, but the match began to even out, and in the 34th, United's defense failed to stop Joe Germanese, whose cross was deflected back to him by Namoff. Germanese slid a low shot past Wells.

Khano Smith missed fractionally wide of the far post in the 45th.

The crowd? A few thousand, I guess.

Posted by: Goff | August 12, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

welcome back Goff

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Would they perhaps have gotten a larger crowd at the Plex?

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 8:26 PM | Report abuse

But we few thousand that are here are great, right Goff? :)

Posted by: soccergirl | August 12, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

What ever happens, don't put Dyachenko into the game!!! And, the reason NE is playing their subs is because they really don't care if they win or not--they'd have to go to Seattle or Charleston to play them and that would mean "cash" for transportation and they are known for being
"Cheep-Cheep"--ask Twellman.
GO DC UNITED

Posted by: Leo | August 12, 2008 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Soccergirl, you guys sound great over the internet. Wish I could be there but 8 hours is a little to long of a drive.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:31 PM | Report abuse

hey what about me?
i felt like i contrubuited to some knowledge of some far away dc fans

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

Emilio almost scores at start of half

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Luciano Emilio one on one.. failed hopelessly

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Quaranta scores, 2-1

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Spartan, sorry I didn't mention you. You have actually been ahead of my radio feed. Keep it coming. GO UNITED

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Goal, tino, 48th!!!!

Posted by: soccergirl | August 12, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

GOAL DC...Santino Quaranta! DCU 2-1 NER

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 12, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

GOALLLL SANTINO!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

assisted by the one and only Jaime Moreno
Mctavish yellow card

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:38 PM | Report abuse

free kick saved
upper left corner..
very very good save by wells

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Nice ball over the top by Moreno, Quaranta runs onto it at the top of the box and lifts a one-timer over Warren.

Earlier, Warren made a one-on-one save on Emilio, blocking the shot with his arm.

Posted by: Goff | August 12, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

yellow card for NE. cant make it the name.. number 5 for NE

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

goal saving tackle from Peralta

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

The card was for Wells Thompson

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

offside on santino

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

Guerrero's down. Tony thinks its a twisted ankle

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:47 PM | Report abuse

Guerrero is fine..

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

yellow card manzolali

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

1-1 in the USL game....

Posted by: -K | August 12, 2008 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like this ref is afraid to call fouls on anyone he's already carded, and is about to loose control of the game.

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 8:54 PM | Report abuse

17 touches from New England
until letting it go

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Red for Thompson, 2nd yellow

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 8:57 PM | Report abuse

70th minute
RED CARD Thompson

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

I hope we don't let up. Keep up the attack.
I would love to hear the win.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Yessssss Red Card Thompson

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

big chance wasted by luicano

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Yes, this is the break we need.

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Who is DCU's sports announcer for Federal Radio?? He is really good and passionate!

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

huge foul on mctavish by phelan

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I'm shocked that the ref actually had the guts to throw someone out. If we loose this game now I'm going to go ballistic.

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Whether we're winning or losing, I get great satisfaction out of Limarzi's straight-shooting commentary on the officiating. Why is it that he / WFED make such blunt remarks when other media seem to afraid of the repercussions?

Posted by: speculation | August 12, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

sub for NE
tyler in for manzonelli

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Did they call the foul on Phelan. Tony didn't seem to think so. Sounds like the ref is letting a lot go.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Limarzi's the commentator.
He also said Guerrero's not having a good game. Is that true, cause he seems pretty active.

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Huge miss for fred... right nin front... of the goall.. so close

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

huge chance for NE 20 meters out

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Vide for Tino

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Santino out
dont know whos in

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Slammer | August 12, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

1-1 Charleston/Seattle

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

I am definitely enjoying the radio call. Don't get a lot of chances to listen to Limarzi but he's great.

Posted by: Slammer | August 12, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

DC wins...who needs to win the other game for the final to be at home?

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

80th
vide in
dc 2
ne 1

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Emilio scores again

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

goal LUciano!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Goal, Emilio, 81st !!

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

DC wants Charleston to win, stil 1-1 there

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Lucigol! DCU 3-1 NER

Time for Dyachenko? :)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 12, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

EMILIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

81' Emilio (Fred, Guerrero)
3:1

Nice call Tony.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 12, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

YESSSS!

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

No Dyachenko - Kirk or Thompson.

Posted by: JAP | August 12, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

84th minute
guessing zaher should go in.. but Soehn might not want to break this team up right now
offside martinez

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

Quavas for Guerrero

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Guerrero out
81st min

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Quavis...Quavis...I love that name!

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Zaher in for Fred

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Zaher in

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

video feed, usllive.com

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Lightning Rod for Emilio

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

doesn't matter who wins Sea-Char. Trip out west would be on 9/3. DCU is at San Jose on 9/6. So DCU would just go out earlier to play USOC.

If the match is at DC, then, they go out to SJ after the match.

So, doesn't matter from a X-country trip.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 9:17 PM | Report abuse

So does Rod have enough time to get his usual yellow card?

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

JSF, but you want to play at home. And you'd rather train at home and then make the trip than spend a week out on West Coast

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

@ JSF I would rather United play the final at home.

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Looks like extratime for Charleston and Seattle

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

3 minutes of stoppage time... that's enought time, Forrest. lol

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

right in the middle of a obx grill out.
thank you for your blogage Steve Goff.
You are my gosh dang hero!

Posted by: dadryan | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Still 1-1 in the other semi.

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Game over, DC 3 - NE 1.

Still 1-1 in other game

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | August 12, 2008 9:20 PM | Report abuse

nice.

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

VAMOS UNITED!!!

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Just got home, saw the lineups...no way DCU could lost that.

Cmon handball on Seattle!

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Le Toux is fast but can finish or cross worth beans

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

By wrapping up this business in regulation, they've done a favor to those of us who plan to be up at 0500 hours. It looks as if the teams in the other semifinal may not be so accommodating.

Posted by: The Jeff | August 12, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

*cant*

Posted by: Anthony The Great | August 12, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Congrats guys. Thanks to all of you posting from the game. Turning attention to the USL game.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:23 PM | Report abuse

YEah! I knew we could do it! Well done United, and thanks to Spartan, Giannicolus Jones, and soccergirl.

Now we'll cheer for Charleston.

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:24 PM | Report abuse

CHR 1-1 SEA, full time...extra time coming up.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 12, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

The other semi is going to overtime. Score 1-1 at the end of regulation.

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 9:25 PM | Report abuse

Charleston & Seattle into overtime. Go Charleston

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Charleston has been the better team.. just cant finish

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Spartan, completely agree. From what I have seen they have controlled the run of play but bog down in front of net. Nice not to be on sensory overload.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

if SEattle wins why do we have to go there?
WE are the better club we should play at home no matter out

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:30 PM | Report abuse

spartan:

because the Sounders offered more money, that's why.

Posted by: northzax | August 12, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Keep the updates coming need to take the dogs out. USLive has been slow in updating the scoreboard. Thanks!

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Lets go Charleston!

Posted by: the other RK | August 12, 2008 9:32 PM | Report abuse

you seriously have to pay to play?
so did DC United payed the league for MLS Cup 2007?

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Sounders hit the crossbar and cleared off the line

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

holy moly what a sequence for Seattle!!!

Posted by: -K | August 12, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Seattle hits the bar and then has ball cleared off the line

Posted by: nico | August 12, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

Seattle just smacked a shot off the crossbar, Charleston clears it...still 1-1, in extra time.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 12, 2008 9:36 PM | Report abuse

USLLive.com's Announcers are so funny!
one of them is english.. or at least his accent is

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Seattle has clearly had more chances in the first half of extra time
they have mantained possesion and had a couple shots.
Charleston on thier heels

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

usopencup.com says that this is the first time since 1997 that DCU has been in the USOC final, that they lost on PKs to Dallas...and the game was at the IUPUI Track and Field Stadium in Indianapolis.

I must not have been paying much attention at the time because I was living in Indianapolis in '97. I finished my degree work at Ooey-Pooey.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 12, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

now you can see Charleston picking up their game.. more possesion and more opportunities at goal

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:45 PM | Report abuse

1st half of extra over
2nd about to start

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

With DCU in the finals, the worse they can do is make $50K. I wonder what the distribution plan is for the players....

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

The players get 50k? Not 15% of 50k?

Posted by: noptov52 | August 12, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

15% if a non-Galaxy team wins; 100% otherwise.

Posted by: Glaucon | August 12, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Ooooo..a sign for McCrady's...maybe I'll go there this weekend.

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the updates. Seems like King uses a lot of energy to run directly at defenders and never makes a move around them. I loved those guys as a defender, you can take them flat footed.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

What a miss from Charleston

Posted by: andrew | August 12, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

DC United !

fixture congestion !!!

i'm glad that we are in the final for the open cup, a remarkably meaningful tournament when compared to the SuperLiga in which we got trounced. three cheers for prioritization !!!

Posted by: diego r. | August 12, 2008 9:58 PM | Report abuse

Keep the updates coming, folks!

Posted by: Joe Doc | August 12, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

2 minutes left of extra time!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

i wish MLS announcers could be this calm and level headed.No Wynalda and Stone types.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 12, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

excellent cross by Seattle but cleared away

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

looks like a lot of tired legs out there. Charleston better control, Seattle better long balls and crosses into the box. Not much danger either side

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

30 seconds to pk's
charleston player down.. probably faking

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

It was a nice cross but it does not seem that Seattle can do anything with a ball in the air

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I think that the Battery might win.
they beat dynamo at penalties.. but then again it could've been luck..
but .. OVER! PK'S!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

PK's

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Overtime is done. The other semi is going to PKs.

Posted by: Forrest | August 12, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

This was posted at US Open Cup website. What happens if Seattle win the Open Cup? Does the MLS Seattle team go to 2009-10 CONCACAF Champions League or does the USL Seattle team????

Posted by: Tim | August 12, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Other semi goes to PKs

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 12, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

@tim
after this season the usl sounders are going to be no more

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:08 PM | Report abuse

VAMOS CHARLTON...and UNITED of course!!!

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

Charleston steps up first..
and its.. IN

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

charleston 1st PK good

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Seattle up..
and its.. IN

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Seattle lucky on that PK..

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

1 -1

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Battery up
1-1
its in

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Sounders..
2-1
its saved!!

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

save!!!!

Posted by: -K | August 12, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

PK saved Charleston up 2-1

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Battery have the advantge
penatly is saved

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice PK in the high side netting for CHS

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

3-2 charleston

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

4-3
if seattle miss.. they lose..
and seattle up.. and saved!!!
battery vs dC!

Posted by: spartan | August 12, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

1:1 at end of regulation and OT

CHL 1 1 X 1 1
SEA 1 X 1 1 X

The Batteries :-) win it!

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 12, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Go Battery!!!!!!!!

Posted by: -K | August 12, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Charleston wins 4-3 in PK's

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Charleston in PK wins.

9/3 in DC....

Posted by: JSF | August 12, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

4-3
if seattle miss.. they lose..
and seattle up.. and saved!!!
battery vs dC!

Posted by: spartan | August 12, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Charleton. Now United will absolutley crush you...hopefully

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

We get a Cup Final! Nice!!!

Posted by: Kev | August 12, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I will be at home watching the finals hope its televised and I can get a live stream on the this crazy system of tubes

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:18 PM | Report abuse

I will be at home watching the finals hope its televised and I can get a live stream on the this crazy system of tubes

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:18 PM
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Fox Soccer Channel will cover this game live

Posted by: Spartan | August 12, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

If I heard correctly, the final will be on FSC and, for those of you who don't get that, USLlive.com. If you don't get USLlive.com, send me your SSN and bank account number and I'll hook you up.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 12, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Might have to go to a friends house to watch that. FSC not in our cable yet. Extra $60 a month to get that package.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

If I heard correctly, the final will be on FSC and, for those of you who don't get that, USLlive.com. If you don't get USLlive.com, send me your SSN and bank account number and I'll hook you up.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | August 12, 2008 10:21 PM

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Uh, Nigeria doesn't play until tomorrow morning, Prince I-270. Save your scams for that match.

Posted by: Kenobi | August 12, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

I-270, Exit 1
Sounds pretty cheep I think I would still be getting a good deal.

Posted by: dc in asheville | August 12, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

FIRE TOM SOEHN!!!

hey, someone had to say it.

Posted by: northzax | August 12, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

I'll be in Charleston this week -- maybe I'll support the Battery sponsors (except the hospital).

Posted by: RK | August 12, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

I am going to plug into Sen. Ted Stevens to watch the US Open Cup Final. I am sure Senator Stevens will be enjoying the match with me

Posted by: diego r. | August 12, 2008 10:28 PM | Report abuse

Yay, we get to play at home!

A pretty good performance to night. But if our first team, more or less, couldn't beat their scrubs that would have been a total disaster.

Good job at the end wasting time and moving the ball around holding possession.

Fred was driving me nuts. Between him and Simms holding the ball forever instead of moving it quickly, especially in the first half it was very maddening.

Great ball from Namoff on the first goal, but nearly gave away a goal with a terrible pass right at the end of the first half.

Tino's first touch almost always kips the ball up in the air...not good.

But 3-1 is 3-1 so I guess I shouldn't complain too much.

Posted by: Glenn | August 12, 2008 10:33 PM | Report abuse

@ Northax Why does somebody always have to piss on the parade. Any-hoo, who we gonna get? Gullet? Lallas? How bout we just try to keep the things stable now that the troops are healing and see what we can do. Wells isn't long for the nets. VAMOS UNITED!!!

Posted by: Harpo | August 12, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

253rd!!!!

Posted by: delantero | August 12, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

wish I could be at RFK tonight. I love the smell of RFK in the eveing :)

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Yah, good stuff out there tonight, beautiful night. Smelt like . . . victory.

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He also said Guerrero's not having a good game. Is that true, cause he seems pretty active.

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Not true. He was picking his spots, and he got dinged up several times. But when it mattered he was there. His assist on goal 3 was top notch all the way. On the other side Fred was not good though.

Posted by: Mysterian | August 12, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

I am sure Senator Stevens will be enjoying the match with me.
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Will you will be watching from the Alaska State Pen?

Posted by: John | August 12, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

A win is a win, but that was as poorly played a United game as I've seen in awhile . .. well at least since Sunday and our beating by the Red Bulls.

The team has no flow, no ritmo, nada

Bryan Namoff had a fantastic game . . . as did Gonzo Martinez ... if it was only against their starters, I'd be more enthusiastic, but as it stands United needs to get their act together.

Posted by: delantero | August 12, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Mysterian. Guerrero wasn't brilliant, but he was far from bad. I'm not sure where Limarzi came up with Guerrero playing poorly.

The Revs created a few decent chances and (like they always do against us) capitalized on a chance for a garbage goal. That said, possession was likely in our favor 60/40 over the course of the match. During the first half, most of that possession was not in the attacking third because the Revs did a very good job of keeping their shape and staying disciplined. We would keep the ball for long stretches, but eventually get impatient and try to force something that was too ambitious to come off. The opening goal for Emilio featured Namoff hitting the best cross by anyone in a United shirt this season. It was absolutely perfect, and found a fine run by Emilio right between Valentino and Flood.

DC opened the 2nd half like a team that was upset at itself and focused on correcting things. Emilio nearly scored straight away, and then Quaranta put us up with the nice dinked shot over Warren. After that, we played keep-away for a good while, letting the Revs run themselves out. Fred blasted a sitter about 20 yards over the bar somehow. Thompson got his 2nd yellow after kicking Moreno just below the knee, and then he and Joseph proceeded to attempt an argument that this somehow wasn't punishable by a card. Typical New England whining, I guess.

The 3rd goal was all class. Moreno played a great ball through 2 defenders to put Guerrero clear down the wing, and Guerrero's cut-back from the left was right to Emilio. Lucigol's first touch gave him the space to avoid the attempted block by the Revs defender (Valentino, I believe).

This was, despite the tense period between the 38th to 45th minutes, a good, respectable performance against a Revs reserve side. We should beat that group by 2 or more goals every time out. I thought McTavish played a lot better than he has been due to him having more trust in Peralta than in Carroll or Burch as his partner. Meanwhile, Quaranta's play as attacking midfielder was very strong without being particularly flashy. I thought he was the best player on the field.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | August 12, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

total stokage...
I wanted DCU in but didn't know what New England was going to put on the field.
I'm honestly glad that we don't have to hear the "hey let us in" horse puckey from the "moving on UP" Sounders FC...
Can't wait to grind it out next year LOSERS!!!!!
BoooYaaaaa!
GOFF thank you for your straight off the pipe coverage of the game my man!Vamos United!

Posted by: dadryan | August 13, 2008 12:16 AM | Report abuse

Let's hope United can take Charleston seriously and win this thing...

Posted by: viv | August 13, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else mistake Moreno for Gallardo when he walked onto the pitch in a white headband?

Posted by: Hedbal | August 13, 2008 12:25 AM | Report abuse

I hear that viv.
What excuse would United have for not winning this match up at home?
I know...
None.

Posted by: dadryan | August 13, 2008 12:26 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else watch women's gymnastics? Or, in China's case, little girl's gymnastics?

Posted by: Glaucon | August 13, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Best player on the field last night and my Man of the Match - Santino Quaranta

Posted by: studsup | August 13, 2008 12:30 AM | Report abuse

uhhhm no
what's up with some fixed gear bicylce riding?
Chek out the Flying Saucer Velodrome!!!!!!

Posted by: dadryan | August 13, 2008 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Do they have wi-fi at RFK?

Posted by: Dave | August 13, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Hey DCinAsheville, watch the match at the Biergarden or Wild Wings. That's what I did when I lived in Ashevegas.

Posted by: AlecW81 | August 13, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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