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Video: United's Play-In Victory

If you weren't one of the few thousand at RFK Stadium for last night's non-televised Open Cup play-in game, you missed eight goals and Boyzzz Khumalo's dance step:


By Steve Goff  |  May 21, 2009; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , U.S. Open Cup  
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sweet Wicks made a save and let in 3 goals awesome

Posted by: MOCker | May 21, 2009 2:56 PM | Report abuse

just b/c he dances gogo does not make him a ho no.

Posted by: bobbyoshea | May 21, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Looks like first half was all DC, second half was all (but not quite as much) NY. Either way, a win is a win but balls over the top killed us

Posted by: carmines757 | May 21, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Also, I'd like to comment on how great the new and improved official DCU site is. Every game (even USOC play-ins such as this) have several videos, including highlights, Soehn's comments, and at least a couple of player interviews. Way to catch up to the YouTube age. Do other teams cover themselves this well?

Posted by: carmines757 | May 21, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I had no idea Boyzzz was Irish :-)

Posted by: dcufan | May 21, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Cepero really threw up a stinker there. Not sure what I'd say about Wicks. He might have challenged Richards, but then he might have met the fate Cepero had with Fred -- or been called for a foul. Can't fault him at all on the other 2.

I'd like to see more of Khumalo, I like what he brings to the attack -- pace that is sorely lacking in the Emilio-Moreno combo, and greater skill than Doe had. N'Silu is a decent option, as well -- seems to hold better than Emilio. The fact that he can play at this level either speaks badly of MLS or highly of the Swiss 3rd division.

Posted by: fischy | May 21, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Given how quickly DC went up 4-0, I wouldn't pay much attention to how the rest of the game went. Everybody's attitude changes at that point, and you get a lot of BS goals.

Posted by: glfrazier | May 21, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Given how quickly DC went up 4-0, I wouldn't pay much attention to how the rest of the game went. Everybody's attitude changes at that point, and you get a lot of BS goals.


Posted by: glfrazier | May 21, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

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I agree with that. It's obvious that, in the second half, DC was not playing it's hardest, just playing.

The first half was true DC style. We pounded them. We shouldn't have let them get back into the game. That is something that has been effecting the team all season, noted by all the ties we have.

If we poured it on the whole game, we potentially could have gotten 6 or even 7 goals.

I've not been impressed with Wicks play either. He's a big impressive player, yes, but he has in size, he lacks in skills. Maybe it's because he's so young but...I dont know. Our keeping situation is one question that I think needs to be addressed.

Ultimately, though, a win is a win and over the Red Bulls, that makes ole dogboy happy.

Posted by: dogboy | May 21, 2009 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Wicks performance gets a decidedly "meh" rating from me. also, he needs to chill out about not letting the scoring player grab the ball from the net after each goal. he was ready to fight on each one of those.

if Crayton isn't going to be kept on once his contract expires, i would go ahead and let Kocic have 5+ games in a row to see if can show some improvement.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | May 21, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Cap Pontius now! I think he's been the best draft prospect ever. Wallace is doing well too, mind you. We did very well from the draft this year. Almost makes up for all the past futile draft picks.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | May 21, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see Boyzzz is following in Stephen deRoux's footsteps by making sure United is well represented on the dance floor!

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2007/05/dc_united_dances.html

Posted by: Pedalada | May 21, 2009 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Wicks performance gets a decidedly "meh" rating from me. also, he needs to chill out about not letting the scoring player grab the ball from the net after each goal. he was ready to fight on each one of those.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | May 21, 2009 7:32 PM |

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When a team is behind, they grab the ball out of the net and run back up the field to get it back in play asap. The team that is up tries to prevent this, e.g., Mr. Wicks' behavior in the goal. He would have been remiss had he not insisted on being the one to pull the onion out of the sack.

Posted by: glfrazier | May 22, 2009 7:39 AM | Report abuse

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