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Matchnight: DCU at Saprissa

DCU at Saprissa, 10 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel.

No chance, right?

Saprissa is missing a few players on Costa Rican national team duty, but in the aftermath of the Marathon-Cruz Azul draw, the Purple Monster has the opportunity to move into first place with a victory. So don't expect them to take it easy on undermanned DCU.

DCU LINEUP: Wells; Thompson, Martinez, Janicki, Zaher; Kirk, Vide, Carroll, Miller; Dyachenko, Doe. Subs: Thorpe, Cordeiro, Burch, McTavish, Khumalo.

It's a 4-4-2, though Dyachenko will likely drop into midfield regularly.

You've come to the right place for pregame, in-game and postgame discussion.


By Steve Goff  |  October 9, 2008; 9:12 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Wow, I figured Cordeiro, Burch, McTavish, Khumalo would all start....

Well, finally get to see Martinez at CB again.

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Not only are we playing mostly reserves, but Dyachenko seals the deal.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

The best football event tonight will be in Salt Lake with the opening of their stadium. Looks like DCU is mailing it in.

Posted by: tex | October 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

no, really. wow.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Good luck!

...You might be playing for your contracts.

Posted by: B.A. | October 9, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Wow is the correct term for that lineup

Posted by: Thora | October 9, 2008 9:44 PM | Report abuse

DCU is finished, and while I understand the team's decision to bag the Champions League, that doesn't mean I have to watch it. Support MLS, new stadiums, etc. and watch RSL-NYRB tonight!

Posted by: Ed | October 9, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

3-0 DCU

Dyachenko with a brace

Posted by: ahelms | October 9, 2008 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Well, I couldn't decide whether to watch NJ v RSL or DC v Saprissa. That lineup makes the decision easy.

I haven't missed a United game in years but I honestly had no idea there was a guy named Miller on the team.

Kudos to Soehn for punting this competition. That must have been a tough decision.

Posted by: seth|NYC | October 9, 2008 9:49 PM | Report abuse

That has to be the most pathetic starting midfield DCU has ever trotted out. Can someone tell me who Ryan Miller is?

This is plain embarassing.

Posted by: J | October 9, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Who ARE those guys?

Posted by: Butch Cassidy | October 9, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

TV LINK MASTER-

Any links for the game?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Miller? Who's Miller?

Posted by: Glenn | October 9, 2008 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Write these down:

http://channelsurfing.net/

http://www.rojadirecta.com/

http://livefooty.doctor-serv.com/

Keep them in a safe place. Pull them out on game day. Learn what they do. Repeat.

Posted by: TV Link Master | October 9, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

are we losing yet?

Posted by: steve-o | October 9, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

I hope everyone who watches the DC-Saprissa match will buy a lot of Proactiv.

Posted by: Jennifer Love Hewitt | October 9, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey Friends, If you're on a mac like me and can't use the regular P2P software, check out this link for a stream: http://www.justin.tv/ingroj_w

Posted by: NW FC | October 9, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Behind the Badge has a cool looking graphic for the starting lineups.

http://www.behindthebadge.com/2008/10/dcu-deportivo-saprissa-startin.php

Doesn't improve the lineup but it looks fancier

Posted by: Giannicolus Jones | October 9, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Alright, let's go.

Posted by: Colm | October 9, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Ok, Rio Tinto is actually a pretty great name for a stadium as far as corporate sponsorship goes.

Also, loving the wide pitch and the surface looks pretty nice. Can't really get a feel for the atmosphere as far as I can tell.

Down with Red Bull Scum.

Posted by: Colm | October 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm already getting vertigo from the camera angle.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Oh, right, they have turf!

That explains the lineup. Send out the futsal guys....

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Francis Doe from long range!

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

GGOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!


DoE!

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

That was...odd.

Doe just turns and puts it under the keeper. Pretty.

Posted by: Colm | October 9, 2008 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Goal for all you haters!!! Doe goal!! That is what you get for watching the freaking redbulls. Go dcu!!!

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

1-0 United
Kirk strips a defender. Squares to Doe at the top of the box.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 10:16 PM | Report abuse

That was....poor...

...goalkeeping

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

First goal of the tournament, Doe'h!

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 10:17 PM | Report abuse

Goal goal goal goal goal goal goal goal!!!!!!

Btw who the hell is miller?

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Harsh card....first foul??? Dude didn't hit the ground, may have been a professional, but in minute 8?

That will come back to haunt. Vide can't play safe....

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Goal goal goal goal I say!!! Hahahahahahahahahah

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Before the game they mentioned that Miller was just signed from Columbus. I don't recall reading about that anywhere...including here.

Posted by: Glenn | October 9, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Owww, Martinez caught way forward, foreshadowing?


Nice save, Zach

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

OMG! We actually scored! I almost forgot what it was like! From Doe of all players too!

Posted by: kris | October 9, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

well now i'm tempted to watch, even though it only distracts me from the 8 page essay on baruch spinoza that i'm supposed to be writing.

college!!!!! woot.

Posted by: longfellow | October 9, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Am I the only one with a computer? All you need to know about Miller.

http://dcunited.mlsnet.com/players/bio.jsp?team=t103&player=miller_r&playerId=mil395269&statType=current

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

Before the game they mentioned that Miller was just signed from Columbus. I don't recall reading about that anywhere...including here.

Posted by: Glenn | October 9, 2008 10:23 PM

It was here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/15/AR2008091502668.html

and here:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2008/09/night_moves.html

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Miller new to me, too.

I'm currently watching this game online, have Gamecast for the phillies, and watching life on mars. and something else getting taped.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow, we may have the advantage at GK....

That guy is, uh, dodgy...

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

The Saprissa goalkeeper sucks!

Posted by: kris | October 9, 2008 10:29 PM | Report abuse

@I-270 exit 11 thanks for the info my computer is brokenand I can't get on line.

Th

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Is that AstroTurf?

Posted by: Mountaineer Pride | October 9, 2008 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Whatever that surface is, it looks worse than the indoor one I play on.

Posted by: Colm | October 9, 2008 10:35 PM | Report abuse

This ref has me confused as to what he's calling. Rewarding the dive occasionally, ignoring it at other times. Ticky tack given, major thump ignored...

2 soft, soft cards.

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

One for you and one for you and one for you.

Posted by: Referee | October 9, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Guess it's an official game now, with Dyachenko getting carded and all.

I kid...

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 10:40 PM | Report abuse

Surprised not to see a card there.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

HE MISSED IT!

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

PK saprissa.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Dyachenko just signed his own pink slip. WTF was that?

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Wait, a dumb foul by Dyachenko, now it's REALLY an official game.

Arse.

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Of course, Dyachenko! =

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Guess it's an official game now, with Dyachenko getting carded and all.

I kid...

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 10:40 PM
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You kid, but its true. Look what he's done now. Get him outta there!

Posted by: kris | October 9, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Ha...ha!

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

DC United=Not good

Posted by: Mountaineer Pride | October 9, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Wow...haven't seen one that wide in ages.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Anthny the great: are you watching on FSC or something faster?

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

I AM CLUTCH

Posted by: zach wells | October 9, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

NY 1 RSL 0

how come it took Dave Van DenBerg 3wks to heal his sports hernia??? Where it took Gallardo and Peralta like 2 months?

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Hahahahahah. Penalty miss.

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

What's up with this Ref....just handing out yellow cards to 1 side....call the game both ways or get off the field!!!

Posted by: Ben Canada | October 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

it seems to be 2mins faster

http://www.justin.tv/ingroj_w

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

a missed PK . . . could luck actually be on DC's side tonight?

Posted by: emanon | October 9, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse

FYI the Rojadirecta stream has this game listed as

CONCASCAF Champoions Game . . but at least the feed is great . .

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Dyachenko should be thanking his lucky stars!!!

Posted by: Tim | October 9, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Ok, Zach Wells can officially start working back into my good graces if he kicks this dude in the skull during of his dances in front of him during punts.

Posted by: Colm | October 9, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

maybe because it did take Peralta about 3 weeks... he came back played a full game and injured his hammy.

Gallardo had a more complicated procedure.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I think we have a guardian angel tonight -- Saprissa are f'n up some pretty simple stuff

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I was going to ask something, but I don't want to jinx it.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I know why Rod Dyachenko keeps seeing the field ... DCU is trying to ensure that not only will Rod D not be with the United next year, but he'll be jobless in soccer and need to bag groceries at Safeway.

More laziness by Rod D ... lucky break on the miss.

Posted by: United fan in TN | October 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Digging the bag pipes at the RSL game. Would be sweet to have someone on the pipes at RFK.

Posted by: Mountaineer Pride | October 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

How many times is the announcer gonna use the word "astute".

Ckmon boys make it to the half.

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to watch more of the Salt Lake match when I flip over, but some d*ckhead fan is playing the bagpipes there. Seriously man, are you trying to chase every hearing person in the country away from our already fragile sport?

Posted by: Kev | October 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Yo Linkmaster! You free for being my kids Godfather? Or are you a Godmother? Can't believe I didn't tune it till like the 35th minute...
Thanks dude!!!! Have these Jawns been on this linky all along?

Posted by: dadryan | October 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Many thanks Anthony, and yes you're right, a little over 2 mins.

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

What is up with this ref?! how many yellows can we get now!

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Yeah i think that link is the local Saprissa channel or something - two mins faster than FSC

http://www.justin.tv/ingroj_w

Posted by: Anthony The Great | October 9, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Who doesnt like bag pipes????

Posted by: Mountaineer Pride | October 9, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

"Have these Jawns been on this linky all along?"

Why, yes.

The Linkmaster

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:53 PM | Report abuse

A fizzing drive!!!

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse

You know, in Scotland, they say the definition of a true gentleman is someone who knows how to play the bagpipes, but doesn't.

Posted by: Kev | October 9, 2008 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Thompson seems to be doing all of Kirk's work on D. I'm not sure QK checked back over the mid stripe once...


HT, 1-0. Who's a thunk it?

Rod not playing well at all, and I've been a Rod supporter.

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Bagpipe dude is almost always at RFK. Not sure how anyone missed him?

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Bagpipes suck except for like thirty seconds at a funeral.

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 11:00 PM | Report abuse

"Rod not playing well at all"

When does he play well?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

HT, 1-0. Who's a thunk it?

Posted by: JkR

Well, I expected it. But not in DCU's favor.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

I thought everyone knew that the bag pipes were designed to drive people crazy. I bet when Seattle posts up next year they won't let you hear the end of them. Most of ya'll probably don't even know what Utilikilts are yet do you?
I better shut this thing down.

Posted by: dadryan | October 9, 2008 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Which one of our yellow card dudes does Tommy pull out?

I'm hoping Rod!

Posted by: kris | October 9, 2008 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Boyzzzzz!!!! Plesse for rod

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

justin tv doesnt seem t work for me i dont know why
it says NOT BROADCASTING

Posted by: 135 | October 9, 2008 11:09 PM | Report abuse

HELP PLZZZZZZZ

Posted by: 135 | October 9, 2008 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, the bagpipes are back for the 2nd half at Riot Into Stadium!

Thanks for the updates form Saprissa.

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Whew.

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: NW FC | October 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Saprissa goal called off for offside.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

That's the danger of multiple guys being offside. The AR picks the wrong guy looking down the line.

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 11:15 PM | Report abuse

We got a bit lucky, but while the goal scorer was not offside, his compatriot was off, he then impeded a United defender . .

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-fox-soccer-channel.html

but u have too install this xactive control it takes like 2 second literally..

the feed is EXCELLENT

Posted by: Fulvio | October 9, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Artificial turf is such a travesty. It's like watching a different sport.

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 11:19 PM | Report abuse

thanks very much NW FC

Posted by: 135 | October 9, 2008 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Artificial turf is such a travesty. It's like watching a different sport.

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 11:19 PM

Word. The home teams don't even look good...

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Martinez off on a stretcher. The way things are going, his season might be over.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 11:25 PM | Report abuse

also, if you download TVU, fox soccer is a permanent channel (21500)

Posted by: another stream | October 9, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

"Dyachenko, a real calming, soothing influence in midfield tonight" FSC announcer

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 11:26 PM | Report abuse

The announcers are awful! Apparently, JEFF Carroll is playing right now, not PAT!

Wells is doing Great tonight!

Posted by: kris | October 9, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

Mctavish, already having a negative impact...

Posted by: dadryan | October 9, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Saprissa getting some dangerous freekicks. 2 in the past 3 or 4 minutes plua another good save from Zach in the run of play.

Switched from Riot Into Stadium to the computer feed from Costa Rica...

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Let's get Khumalo for Kirk . . . might as well try and win it now

Posted by: delantero | October 9, 2008 11:33 PM | Report abuse

Burch on for Janicki in the 69' DC putting in starters (McT and Burch) to get a good result with the reserve team?

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah khumalo for kirk

Posted by: pigman sweet | October 9, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Come on Salt Lake, take that point away from the Red Bulls

Posted by: Mastodon Johnny | October 9, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

1-1

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:45 PM | Report abuse

Soehn gets red carded...

Posted by: SportzNut21 | October 9, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

That goal should only be worth .5.

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

Ugh. A calamity of poor defending with Wells for some reason off in no man's land.

1-1 with 10 minutes or so left.

Posted by: too good to be true | October 9, 2008 11:46 PM | Report abuse

GOOOALLL Caroll OOOOOOPPS it was an own goal!!!! DAmn IT

Posted by: 135 | October 9, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Saprissa ties it up in the 80th minute. A long ball forward is headed back across goal by Sap and Carroll gets victimized knocking it down with his body and off the post. A Saprissa player runs up and knocks it over the line.

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Kirk was lying on the pitch injured for a good minute or so, ref and Saprissa ignored him

Posted by: Simpson's in charge | October 9, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Hey sportsnut21 why are you rooting for Houston Now??
/

Posted by: 135 | October 9, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Red Bulls down 10 men as Mathis gets busted open on a Pietravallo stud to the head.

Posted by: Section 130 | October 9, 2008 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Awesome fairplay.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

goal sapprissa

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

DCU 1-2 Saprissa

This one's over.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Saprissa knocks in rebound off crossbar 2-1 in 85'

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

**** this season, in all regards

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:50 PM | Report abuse

That actually would have been been an own goal on Pat (not Jeff you stupid F-ing announcers)


I can understand Soehn's anger. Kirk was down for a while.... and I am curious if its a head injury as thats what he was holding while beind carded off. If so the ref should have stopped play much earlier. Either way DC cleared the ball after the initial run.... so Saprissa could have kicked it out

Posted by: wc | October 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Goalscorer looked clearly offsides. How did it look on TV?

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

The goalscorer was offsides at the time of Balpazar's header. Total BS.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

135: shhhhhh...

(just some general MLS love in that Costa Rican chatroom, that's all)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | October 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

zach wells is the biggest wimp I've ever seen in my life. What kind of clearance was that?

Posted by: dadryan | October 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Wells with a one handed slap at . . I don't even know . . . 2-1 Saprissa

Posted by: too good to be true #2 | October 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

Goalscorer looked clearly offsides. How did it look on TV?

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:51 PM
clearly offside

Posted by: JkR | October 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

2-1 Saprissa. Ughly.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 11:52 PM | Report abuse

jebus

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

looked like the guy who scored the second goal was way offsides from the point where the Saprissa player headed it

The field shot shows it and its painfully obvious from the shot behind the goal


Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Someone please chop off Zacherelli's sissy hand! Damn you LINK MAster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Damn you, Damn you, damn Yooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu YouLINKMASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dadryan | October 9, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

goooooooooooool Dyachenkooooo

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

2-2 Lightning Rod in the 2nd minute of stoppage time after a Burch Corner Kick hits him on the goal line.

Posted by: garbaggio | October 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

The fact that they didn't kick it out while Kirk was down and obviously seriously injured is f*&%ing absurd, glad to see Soehn actually showing some passion. The second goal was a damn joke, Wells needs to be the first one on the choppin block, horrilbe!!!

Posted by: Soehn The Exit | October 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

This should have been a win.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:57 PM | Report abuse

DIOS MIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Dyachenko scores. I am not making this up.

2-2

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

WOW...I mean, DCU has just not done that all year. And from a corner!?!?!?

Posted by: RK | October 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

He still stinks

Posted by: DE | October 9, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Dyachenko is absolutely NOT "a calming presence in midfield"

Posted by: Anonymous | October 9, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the regulars can take some of the fighting spirit the reserves seem to be showing and get us into the playoffs!!!

Posted by: D | October 9, 2008 11:59 PM | Report abuse

game over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 2-2

Posted by: Anonymous | October 10, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Wow. I can't believe it. Dyachenko ties the match.

Posted by: Tim | October 10, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

His first goal and he hits it with his chest! He still sucks!

The only way this ref could get any worse would be if his name was Vaughn.

Posted by: kris | October 10, 2008 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Nice point. Away at a hostile place. Good Job DCU.

Posted by: Red Devil | October 10, 2008 12:01 AM | Report abuse

Dyachenko taunts the Saprissa fans? Is he on drugs?

Posted by: Glaucon | October 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Are you kidding? I turned it off when it went 2-1.

KEEP HOPE ALIVE! From worst to first?!?

You know, if we could just eliminate the ridiculously soft goals we give up every game, we might be pretty good.

Posted by: delantero | October 10, 2008 12:02 AM | Report abuse

The lads did well tonight to get a result. They worked hard and although outplayed, the crap field and all they made me proud. Good for the youngsters confidence.

Posted by: sbg | October 10, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

HAHA F*CK YEAH ALL YOU DYACHENKO HATERS WOOHOO!

Posted by: GoUnited | October 10, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Dyachekno was taunting his hate club

Posted by: GoUnited | October 10, 2008 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Change my mind on the Saprissa second. Upon further review, the goal stands...

Hardly a pretty effort, but an effort none the less.

Hard to look good on that pitch with purple shirted Weebles wobblin' all over it...

Posted by: JkR | October 10, 2008 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Lucky to get away with the point. But credit this squad for doing what the others haven't in CCL play.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 10, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Dyachenko taunts the Saprissa fans? Is he on drugs?

Posted by: Glaucon | October 10, 2008 12:02 AM
SCREW SAPRISSA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
United Should have won this match.

Posted by: dadryan | October 10, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

United playing with all reserves except for VIDE and MArtinez against 11 flopping monkeys (and you thought ruiz was bad) plus a ref that seems to be getting some rear end love for costa ricans and a hotile crowd. WHOA who what have thought that.


DID I MENTION TO ANYONE HOW HORRIBLE it is to play against mexicans, and central americans. I hate to generalize but they are worst divers, sportmanship ---- ever.

Another day passes and another day that shows how my latin brothers are plain and simple MAricons.

Posted by: dc fan | October 10, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Dyachenko taunts the Saprissa fans? Is he on drugs?

Posted by: Glaucon | October 10, 2008 12:02 AM
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Was he gesturing towards where the Barra Brava fans were sitting? I know a fairly sizable (for a weeknight international away game) group flew down there.

Posted by: garbaggio | October 10, 2008 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Rod can't win no matter what he does.
Ya'll are going to hate it when he's decked out in Rave Green slamming goals past Crayton next year because United has no real center full backs. I'll be bummed too.
Everyone's going to be like," dude... we never should have gotten rid of Dychenko... or Gomez ....dude, where's Kovalenko? Dude where's Moose?

Posted by: dadryan | October 10, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Saprissa shoulda won this game 3-2, but I'll take the result nonetheless.

Now if everybody else in DCU's group could just lose all their remaining games while DCU somehow manages to win out, there might be a chance. An infinitesimally small one, but a chance nonetheless.

Posted by: Juan-John | October 10, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

Not bad for a bunch of reserves!

Posted by: RK | October 10, 2008 12:18 AM | Report abuse

The lads did well tonight to get a result. They worked hard and although outplayed, the crap field and all they made me proud. Good for the youngsters confidence.

Posted by: sbg | October 10, 2008 12:04 AM

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Sarah Palin effect. Expect the worst from a pathetic looking outfit, and when they don't totally blow it—heck, they even scrapped a point out of the game—they don't look so bad. This team is still poor. What a crap season.

Posted by: Sack Soehn | October 10, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

They were scrappy, but they did it. They actually scored some goals and played a little defense, which was nice to see!

Now on to Houston... Great!

Posted by: kris | October 10, 2008 12:23 AM | Report abuse

The boys played to their ability and fought for every 50-50 ball with that extra effort to get there before the other guy. Even off the ball movement was much better than what I've seen from the first teamers in a long time. DC Utd played more direct than trying to string together 10 passes in their own side of the field and you saw how effective this was. Also saw the hunger out there from these reserves & that made a difference for them to get the equalizer. Wells, seems he doesn't know how to use his size and presence back there to intimidate the opposing team. Even a small guy like Jon Busch plays more fierce than Wells.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | October 10, 2008 12:58 AM | Report abuse

Sack Soehn = Fisch Fry?

Posted by: Sounds like | October 10, 2008 1:23 AM | Report abuse

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