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United in Honduras

Tired of political polls? Let's try a very-unscientific United survey.....


By Steve Goff  |  September 24, 2008; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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As much as I know better.... I just couldn't manage to click any other option but win

Posted by: Mommy, it hurts | September 24, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

DCU would do better in a marathon if they still had Josh Gros.

Posted by: OWNTF | September 24, 2008 10:39 AM | Report abuse

What is 'lose badly'? Is it only losing by a lot of goals or does it encompass looking like amateurs as well?

Any chance DC borrows a page from the Bruce Arena and PR Islanders playbook and plays route 1 soccer. It's always given latin teams fits when you are bigger and faster and just jam it down their throats (though the Hondurans seems better able to deal with it than most of their neighbors). But could DC adjust their style enough to play that way?

Posted by: Matt | September 24, 2008 10:42 AM | Report abuse

"Win" will get a post-noon bump after people eat and feel better. But it may not be enough to overtake "Lose." If the market drops some more, the "Lose Badly" will win due to overall pessimism.

Tie is polling very high among undecideds.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 24, 2008 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Where's the faith!? I thought United fans read this blog. Support your team.

Posted by: Sean G | September 24, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Matt-

I doubt DC would play the route 1 approach, and in any event, as you say, we would need to be bigger and faster in order to do that. Big and fast are not words that come to mind when I think of DC United.

I would be awesome to get a win on the road tonight though. It would also be awesome to not have a defender sent off...

Posted by: Doppler | September 24, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Watching Ivan, and Emilio on BTB gives me hope.
I have no idea what they were saying, but I'd wager that these guys would love to get a win in Honduras in front of *their*fans. If Emilio is serious about retiring in Honduras, I am sure he's wanting to impress tonight.
All you no faith having DCU "fans" are soooooooooooooooo lame.
Move to Philly if you want to hate your team, or just keep your Debbie Downer sniveling to yourself. I know Steve asked but Gooooooooooooshhh. (That was my best Napolean Dynamite)
Vamos United!!!

Are we to suspect that DC will play in their black shirts tonight?
Someone better get to work on that 3rd Jersey...

Posted by: dadryan | September 24, 2008 10:59 AM | Report abuse

"Where's the faith!? I thought United fans read this blog. Support your team."

Goff asked what we THINK is going to happen, not what we WANT to happen. IMO, I don't think theyre going to win. That doesn't make me any less of a fan.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

The team I've seen trotted out lately will lose badly. Just being a realist.

Posted by: Herr | September 24, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

I have an excuse. I'm originally from Philly, so I'm a realist and expect all of my teams to lose.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned that the article teaser on the Soccer front page says tonight's game is @ RFK, not in Honduras? Just wondering if anyone will come out to RFK for the game...

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

1-1. Mejia and Simms.

Yes, I am crazy...

Posted by: B.A. | September 24, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

No Moreno, No Gallardo, No win

Posted by: MR | September 24, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Adu is starting today v PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue.

Funny how PSG was banned from this tournament before...

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I decided to toss Logic out the window and select Win. I will even go ahead and say that DC United wins by multiple goals.

This Logic thing wasn't working out for me anyways, so I might as well go with Insanity. Now in the event that DC United wins, I will look like a mad genius (instead of just mad).

Posted by: OnTheEdge | September 24, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

After the Galaxy disaster, I've become a realist when it comes to the CCL games... they are simply more prepared and have many more advantages than we do (e.g. home field, not coming off traveling 12 hours to get there, a healthy & full roster, etc.).

Posted by: Chicken Little | September 24, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

@RK: At least your honest...Just Curious, you an Eagles fan?
@On TheEdge: let's get a beer, or ten. I wonder if there is a beer special at Bailey's tonight...
Kitty O'Shea's have any beer specials?

Posted by: dadryan | September 24, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

for any zetes who read this, its beer die night on the VT campus, and well, i will definitely need some judging by the way things have been playing out recently with this team

Posted by: zytilidie | September 24, 2008 11:53 AM | Report abuse

No Moreno, No Gallardo, No win

Posted by: MR | September 24, 2008 11:15 AM

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No Roger, No Rerun, No Rent

Posted by: DE | September 24, 2008 11:54 AM | Report abuse

dadryan, yeah, all of them. The Eagles are good enough to make a run and pull the football from under your nose, Charlie Brown style. United is the only team that I follow that has won anything.

So when people whine that DCU isn't winning 5 trophies, I think they don't know how good they've had it.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

voting my hopes, not my fears

Posted by: John | September 24, 2008 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Eagles do look, pretty strong this year. The real group of death is the NFC East...
As long as your not a Cowboys fan... What are you going to do when Philly gets their MLS team? You couldn't possibly root for both clubs could you? With a single table it would probably be alright, but that rivalry is going to be red hot! I think I recall a Pennsylvanian saying something about as long as any club beats up on New York they're rooting for them...
I used to live in Seattle so I am excited for them to get their MLS club... I've relinquished any Seahawks fandom I once had ever since my Redskins assimilation was complete. It all makes for fun trash talk with the ol' west coast homies.

Hey Steve Goff: what was your vote? We all know about the total vacuum that is your emotional attachment to DCU, so let her rip!
Thanks for all the wonderful reading Goff.

Posted by: dadryan | September 24, 2008 12:21 PM | Report abuse

This is random, but yesterday I met Mike Zaher's little brother Zac or Zach or something (I had to look it up on our UNLV website and sadly I already forgot it). He plays for UNLV. Why do I bring this up? I have no clue.

Go DCU!

Posted by: elopingcamel | September 24, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Can't switch allegiances to another MLS team at this point. Even if Atlanta gets one, where I am, I'm still pulling for DCU.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

@RK: According to the Washington Capitals website, the Flyers did not fare too badly last year.

Posted by: Ron | September 24, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

@RK:

Also, as has been stated before, one can swtich their allegiance TO DC United, but never away from DC United. So you might as well not even contemplate it.

Posted by: Ron | September 24, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Ack. Only 3000 Panamanians showed up to see Houston.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

The Flyers? Just another Philly team that can't win it all.

I'm sure the Phils will phlop soon enough.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

i voted win, as in 'barely win'. but a win nonetheless!

Posted by: Anonymous | September 24, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone else had that yet? Any DC fans from SLC or Houston that had to reconcile their DCU fandom with their new hometeam?

Posted by: elopingcamel | September 24, 2008 1:23 PM | Report abuse

This is random, but yesterday I met Mike Zaher's little brother Zac or Zach or something ...
Posted by: elopingcamel | September 24, 2008 12:22 PM
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Zach Zaher?

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Uncalled-for and unoriginal, but had to be said.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 24, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Vamos

Posted by: Vamos United!!! | September 24, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Can't switch allegiances to another MLS team at this point. Even if Atlanta gets one, where I am, I'm still pulling for DCU.

Posted by: RK | September 24, 2008 12:36 PM

I'm in the same boat. From Philly, even going crazy for the Fightin' Phils right now. But United has been my soccer club since its inception and it will remain so.

Posted by: CMJ | September 24, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

no faith we have

Posted by: the Jim | September 24, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Matt's suggestion of being very direct is not as impossible as we might imagine. With guys like Khumalo, Doe, and Guerrero, we do have some speed. The only thing we're really lacking is the big forward, but then Puerto Rico got by with Atieno against Santos Laguna (granted, the conditions were perfect for Puerto Rico's style and absolutely the worst thing possible for Santos, but still).

The player quotes on BTB open up the possibility of a different formation. I think we could be looking at a 451, with Khumalo and Guerrero being the key players on the wings. If we can play the ball to Emilio, then have him drop it off, and play over the top to the wide players, we could have some success (especially if they don't just look to hit crosses, and sometimes dribble into the box...doing that causes chaos and gives your other midfielders time to get into the area).

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | September 24, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

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