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Matchday #27: United-Earthquakes

Greetings from RFK, where last night's rainstorm has given way to clearing skies and mild temperatures.

Kickoff: 3 p.m. ET.
Live English TV: The Comcast Network.
Announcers: Dave Johnson, Sasho Cirovski.
Live Spanish TV: Telefutura.
Delayed English TV: Comcast SportsNet at 5:30 p.m.

See the previous thread for the playoff picture, United's mind-set, and links to a Luciano Emilio story, the complete weather outlook and Comcast Network details.

Factoids: United is 6-1-5 in league play at home with only 10 goals conceded while the Quakes are 0-8-3 on the road with nine scored. San Jose hasn't won a regular season away game since June 2008 -- a span of 20 matches (0-12-8).

DCU: Wicks; Vaughn, James, Simms, Burch; Quaranta, Olsen, Wallace, Pontius; Moreno; Emilio. Subs: Kocic, Jakovic, John, McTavish, Khumalo, Fred, Gomez.

Former DCU third-stringer Andrew Weber starting in goal for San Jose. (With the Quakes out of contention, Joe Cannon gets a break.)

Your pregame, in-game and postgame contributions are encouraged. Enjoy!


By Steve Goff  |  September 27, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Like this lineup, hope Jakovic sees some time. Garbage time, preferably!

See you @ the K.

Vamos.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 27, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

So back to the "no Szetela" thing, huh?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Irony alert:

San Jose last road win you referenced: in Columbus in 2008. We haven't lost a league home match since, and they haven't won an away league match since.

Posted by: TrueCrew | September 27, 2009 2:32 PM | Report abuse

We need 3 points. Make it happen, boys. Or even Boyzzz, for that matter.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | September 27, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

We need 3 points. Make it happen, boys. Or even Boyzzz, for that matter.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | September 27, 2009 2:42 PM

*snork*

Posted by: sockey1 | September 27, 2009 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Anyone have a stream for this match?

Posted by: DonDraper | September 27, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Gotta know -- is *snork* a good thing?

Also, Rand-al-Thor is my "at home" persona. Somehow I had to log in again from my home computer and I lost joedoc1 (which is fine, because I just want to be joedoc. I'm not just a number!)

Joe Doc

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | September 27, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

That's weird there's a rand al'thor on big soccer that sends me hate mail... but then again DadRyan isn't my handle over there...

Posted by: DadRyan | September 27, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

sorry if this has been discussed, but does anyone know if this game is on direct tv somewhere? it's not my direct kick package. thanks.

Posted by: birdynumnum | September 27, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Really liked the idea on that free kick. Too bad Burch looked to miss hit it.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 27, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: emanon13 | September 27, 2009 3:20 PM | Report abuse

(prior post geared towards DonDraper and others looking for a feed)

Posted by: emanon13 | September 27, 2009 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Such an excellent goal! Probably one fo the best for us in a good while... I like what I see so far. Good stuff from Pontius

Posted by: carmines757 | September 27, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

sweet goal by moreno. dc 1-0. wow, wicks follows with a great save.

Posted by: birdynumnum | September 27, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Alright, Falcons lost, lets hope DCU can save my day.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Ugh... When I saw Wicks start out after that drifting ball I knew nothing good would come of it...

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:15 PM | Report abuse

you know, I'm not sure what exactly could have caused that injury...

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Give that guy credit, that was a really good free kick

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

On the reply it looked like Wicks had his hand on the ball right as the SJ player was pushing through it. I'd guess some kind of tweaked/sprained shoulder.

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:23 PM | Report abuse

DCU twitter says it was a dislocated shoulder for Wicks.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

A good free, but Kocic needs to move...

As for Wicks, I'm going with a pre-existing shoulder injury that he hurt stretching for the ball. I did like the comment from the color guy that Toledo lacked common sense in stopping the play with the ball still in the air.

Now, it comes down to this: can United get another goal and rescue the season, or is the CCL the only thing left?

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

At first I thought Wicks was just feigning injury to try to get him to stop play since the ball was in the box and he almost wasn't.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:30 PM | Report abuse

The yellow for Pontius was just stupid.

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Ridiculous yellow on Pontius for a non-dive.

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Agreed.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Well, this is just delightful...Anyone think we need a shot of Gomez in the arm?

Posted by: the_slammer | September 27, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

What was Luci thinking? You gotta try to score with a header in that position...

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Well that sucks.

And it all started with Marc Burch.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I quit.

Posted by: the_slammer | September 27, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

Burch just cost us any chance of rescuing the season...

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

And...another lovely bit of defending by Burch...

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

That was a really nice header effort by James. If Emilio could do that, he'd be a helluva striker...

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

We are terrible. Can't even beat the Quakes at home? DCU losing 2-1 in the 75th minute.

Posted by: billindmd | September 27, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

3 minutes too late...

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Who gets fired first: Tom Soehn or Jim Zorn?

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 27, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Boyzzz's cast is cracking me up

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Boyzzz with the hugest cast I've ever seen! I assume it's an inflatable...

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Ohhhh Party Boy so close! Another 1/4 inch higher on the forehead and taht's a gaoal

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

And then the bike kick cleared off the line, just barely!

I don't think San Jose is the kind of team thatcan absorb this kind of pressure for this long

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 27, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Can't say we have't had chances... three very decent headers just off target.

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Well, no shortage of quality chances in the last 20 minutes. Just couldn't finish. As always, our problem. What a terrible result. This team just can't take the next step. Can't get out of its own way. Unbelievable.

Great day for DC sports. Two straight punches to the gut.

Posted by: the_slammer | September 27, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

I could not watch the game because of my location but based on the final score: BYE BYE TOMMY.

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

We have almost the most goals scored in MLS, yet we always seem to have trouble finishing. This makes ZERO sense. This loss could come back to bite us. Scratch that, it WILL come back

Posted by: carmines757 | September 27, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I said it last year about this time and got flamed for it, but I'll say it again....there is ZERO chance that DC will make the playoffs. ZERO.

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | September 27, 2009 5:00 PM | Report abuse

We clearly need to sweep away some ineffective mainstay in the front office, and kick out Soehn with little to nor ceremony. You can't say that positive personnel changes are even possible when the organization has time and time again failed to put together a good squad, let alone orchestrate formations, strategy.

We have good pieces. Jakovic, Namoff, Simms, Pontius, Quaranta, Wallace are all young still, and that's a good core. But we need a new vision. Now.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | September 27, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yes, and can we please have one year where the defense is actually professional? I'm talking about our desperate throw together of Vaughn, James, and Simms at the end. What the hell.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | September 27, 2009 5:05 PM | Report abuse

We were desperately unlucky that game. We should have had 4 or 5 goals.

Posted by: GoUnited | September 27, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Well this result will make it easier to forget about my sports teams when I'm chillin' in Hawaii starting this Wednesday... Hoping something gets worked out for the USA/Honduras match. I've got some leads on a couple bars that just might show it on Oahu.
You'd hope for a little Chingy love on his home Island wouldn't ya?

The dislocation was tragic. The team looked like they could get it done till that point. Lot's of missed opportunities. How many header's went straight into the ground and over the goal compared to ones that just went wide? Where was Jakovic?

I'm hoping the boys can qualify for the next round of Champion's League...

Posted by: DadRyan | September 27, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

P McP, with our luck they will just switch places.

SDM, No one has been flaming comments like that recently.

The only players I would keep for next season are:

Namoff
Pontius
Jakovic
Kocic

The rest are deadwood.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 27, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

I just don't know what to say..... That second goal, just unlucky and SJ just kept up with the play.

Posted by: dogboy | September 27, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Gomez entered 20 minutes late. Wallace had his worst game as a pro. Emilio made the defensive play of the day, against his own team.

Some slow learners out there.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 27, 2009 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Seriously does this team care? I can't believe we lost to SJ AT FRICKIN home. Bye bye playoffs. They showed nothing that would resemble that they cared about anything. This is such horrible bullSh*t. The only thing we have this year is that we were somewhat better than the Red Pukes. Its time to get rid of EVERYONE.

Posted by: rockotodd | September 27, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Those last ten mnutes were really interesting. Reminded me of the flurry in our last playoff game. The question is why the team only plays like that with the season literally on the line, for 10 or 20 minutes. If the can play like that, they should always press like that.

A shame that Pontius' bicycle didn't go in -- would have been one of the great goals in team and league history. On the other hand, he did a lousy job with that header into the ground. That is one aspect of the game our forwards really need to work on.

Posted by: fischy | September 27, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Too old too slow. Instead of "We win trophies" the slogan should be "We don't have accountability"

Posted by: GeneWells | September 27, 2009 5:38 PM | Report abuse

"We don't put anything on frame"?
They looked like they were trying to dig tunnels to China with their headers.

It really did look like they'd worked on set pieces all week, but forgot to eat their wheaties this morning.
Jaime's goal IMO should be right up there with the rest of the goal of the week contenders. It's a shame we lost.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 27, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

burch cost us another game. he single handedly has cost us this season.

horrible late subbing by soehn

Posted by: castroviejo | September 27, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Bought myself a black t-shirt at the game: "Go United! Fire Soehn!" Best seven bucks I have spent at RFK.

Posted by: marcool | September 27, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Its been 20 minutes and I am still pissed off

Posted by: rockotodd | September 27, 2009 5:52 PM | Report abuse

It's a dark, dark day for DC sports fans

Posted by: rademaar | September 27, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

BOO!

Posted by: fedssocr | September 27, 2009 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Too old too slow. Instead of "We win trophies" the slogan should be "We don't have accountability"

Posted by: GeneWells

How about "we are too old and too slow to win trophies"?

Posted by: Ron16 | September 27, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

goalie is too much of a hot head - no reason for him to come out that far and injure himself.

Posted by: GeneWells | September 27, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

@dogboy said: "That second goal, just unlucky"

You say unlucky,
I say Burchy,
Let's call the playoffs off!

Posted by: edgeonyou | September 27, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm watching the game on CSN. Interesting commentating from the guest speaker, Sasho Cirovski...More to come.

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 6:10 PM | Report abuse

A silver lining for today in the larger scheme of things is that The Redskins LOST! To the hapless Lions! I don't watch or even care about the NFL but I do like it when the Redskins lose. The more they lose, the less the local media focuses on them, and the less we have to hear about them. The sooner the Redskins lose 5 or 6 more games and eliminate themselves from playoff contention, the better.

Even better if the Ravens lose also, lose often, and lose big. Because if the Redskins are their usual doormat selves, then the local sportscasters will just turn to and overreport the Ravens. So Skins, and, if possible Ravens, please lose, lose, lose early and often. And if you play each other, please both of you just forfeit the game, so both will lose.

If I can't see and hear media coverage about DC United in the playoffs (and I won't), at least I won't have to hear about those insufferable, steroid-laden, local pointy-ball teams.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 27, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Seriously it doesn't matter if the Skins or Ravens lose, we will never get the media coverage they do.....we don't make the playoffs two years in a row and its a disgrace and losing to SJ at home proves we deserve nothing.

Posted by: rockotodd | September 27, 2009 6:23 PM | Report abuse

The only players I would keep for next season are:

Namoff
Pontius
Jakovic
Kocic

The rest are deadwood.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 27, 2009 5:21 PM
__________________________________________________________

I agree with you 100%. I would also throw Santino Quaranta and Bill Hamid in there. We played such a great 1st half... and once wicks went down - the whole ship crashed...

Posted by: ManOfLaMancha | September 27, 2009 6:29 PM | Report abuse

@Ron16
If you wouldn't keep Rodney Wallace then your list is invalid. Pontius hasn't done anything in weeks, I'd still keep him but Wallace has been much more worthy lately.


Posted by: rockotodd | September 27, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

D.C. looks very good after the first half on CSN. Sasho Cirovski is the guest commentator and has shared his football insight for the game.

I am very impressed with his comments of the 1st half and his surprising knowledge of DC United and our tactics/players.

If you are a Tom Soehn fan, stop reading now.

Cirovski should be a strong candidate for Tom Soehn's job! Everything he mentioned in the 1st half was brilliant! Does he follow the team on a regular basis?! It seems like he knows the ins and outs of the team! Cirovski has been to 6 of 9 of the previous college championship cup games... He resembles Bruce Boudreau's situation of the Caps. D.C. United has a bunch of young talent, some from UMD- College Park which would put Cirvoski in the perfect situation!

**For whoever is in favor of sacking Soehn: What are your thoughts of considering Sasho? Has anyone followed the game on CSN and listened to Sasho's comments?

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Soehn's inability to manage this game killed us. We play quite well in the first half, come out flat in the second and Soehn just lets the game bleed away.

Did anybody notice that he had Khumalo sitting on the sidelines for a good 7-9 minutes before he actually subbed him in. Given Khumalo's burst--once he was finally into flow of the game, you've got to wonder what we would have done if he had been brought on right away.

Simply poor decisionmaking by Soehn in managing a game that got away from us.

Posted by: jnel | September 27, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

I don't think Sasho would take the job..... he has job security @ College Park and DCU wouldn't be able to pay him that much more

Posted by: rockotodd | September 27, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

"I don't think Sasho would take the job..... he has job security @ College Park and DCU wouldn't be able to pay him that much more"

But would he be a good candidate? Is this something DC's FO should consider? Does Sasho have bigger aspirations than college soccer?

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 6:44 PM | Report abuse

*For whoever is in favor of sacking Soehn: What are your thoughts of considering Sasho? Has anyone followed the game on CSN and listened to Sasho's comments?

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

DC would be lucky to get Cirovski as a head coach and it would be a brillant move.

Another great move would be to send Soehn back to work at the BMW dealership.

Posted by: SoehntheExit | September 27, 2009 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"Given Khumalo's burst--once he was finally into flow of the game, you've got to wonder what we would have done if he had been brought on right away."

Probably the same thing he's done for the past two seasons.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 27, 2009 7:03 PM | Report abuse

What has Gomez done to earn the position as substitute??? Gomez deserves more than 15 minutes with our season riding on the line.

Posted by: redskinsux | September 27, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

ROFL @ this team

Posted by: FatSickBoot | September 27, 2009 7:16 PM | Report abuse

"What has Gomez done to earn the position as substitute??? Gomez deserves more than 15 minutes with our season riding on the line."

Agreed (for once!). The team's best and only chance to win anything is with Gomez on the field.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | September 27, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

When pink slips are handed out, let's not forget Dave Kasper who, along with Soehn is responsible for recruiting. Why was Wallace in central midfield when he's either a defender or a wing. Neither him nor Olsen can really create in the midfield. Gomez is either not on the field or when he is he's doing zilch. So we need a true #10 who can produce.
Also, who the hell are the United scouts who are supposed to be looking for talent? Obviously they are not earning their pay.

Posted by: santi1 | September 27, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

A silver lining for today in the larger scheme of things is that The Redskins LOST! To the hapless Lions! I don't watch or even care about the NFL but I do like it when the Redskins lose. The more they lose, the less the local media focuses on them, and the less we have to hear about them. The sooner the Redskins lose 5 or 6 more games and eliminate themselves from playoff contention, the better.

Even better if the Ravens lose also, lose often, and lose big. Because if the Redskins are their usual doormat selves, then the local sportscasters will just turn to and overreport the Ravens. So Skins, and, if possible Ravens, please lose, lose, lose early and often. And if you play each other, please both of you just forfeit the game, so both will lose.

If I can't see and hear media coverage about DC United in the playoffs (and I won't), at least I won't have to hear about those insufferable, steroid-laden, local pointy-ball teams.

Posted by: Ron16 | September 27, 2009 6:11 PM | Report abuse


Are you serious? United just loses to a team at home that hasn't won on the road since June 2008 and this is your response? The Redskins are what's important? Pathetic. Just absolutely purely pathetic.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time for a dose of reality here. The Redskins and United have far more in common right now than they don't. This isn't the 90's anymore. The Redskins lose to the Lions ending their 19 game losing streak. United matches them by losing to the Earthquakes ending their 20 game road futility. Both teams are mired in mediocrity. That's the reality. United is not a superior organization anymore. The results speak for themselves.

I like the Sasho possibility. I mentioned it a couple months ago but it did not go over well within SI.

Here's my feeling about the rest of the season for both the Redskins and United. Rock the Red! Let's go Caps! I can't wait until Thursday right now.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Bought myself a black t-shirt at the game: "Go United! Fire Soehn!" Best seven bucks I have spent at RFK.

Posted by: marcool | September 27, 2009 5:51

Barra Brava was chanting "Fire Soehn" after the final whistle.

Make the chant, and wear the shirt!

Posted by: DCUSince96 | September 27, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

1. Terrible. This probably killed our playoff chances, regardless of what else we do. Against a Columbus or Houston, you say "well, we tried hard but just couldn't finish." But against a SJ at home, you nail them to the wall, tan their hides and turn the rest of them into jerky. That is what a competent team does. Not a great team, not a team on a roll, just a competent team. We might back into the playoffs but after this match AT HOME we really don't deserve to make the playoffs.

This reminds me of when Arena was trying to choose the final player for the last roster spot for the USNT. It was between Zavagnin, Olsen and someone else. And the other two players just got worse and worse while Olsen stepped it up. Well, when we needed to be competent (let alone, step it up), we took a couple of steps backwards. Just a killer and a deadly indictment on this team and our season.

2. Not so wild about Sasho. I can't claim to know him well. I'll offer 3 thoughts:
--college coaches (since Arena's decision to come to MLS in the inaugural year) have done poorly in MLS. Lots of reasons why, I think the biggest ones are tactical.
--I don't trust Sasho's wisdom and judgment. When MLS came out with the P-40 (later GenAd) program, Sasho was one of the people who was vehemently against it saying it would rob college programs of talent, the college game would suffer immensely, programs would die, fan interest would drop and no players would develop this way--that college soccer was better for them. He was wrong on all accounts.
--I know a select coach who had one of his players go to Maryland and play for Sasho. He never told me the details, only that it was evident that he had tremendous contempt for Cirovski.

None of that means he'd be a bad coach. But he's a tremendous recruiter, maybe one of the best in the college game. That means he talks a good game. So it doesn't surprise me he sounds good on TV as a comentator. Doesn't mean he's be a good pro coach or a bad pro coach, only that comments on TV (heck, Thomas Rongen has good moments on TV, Ray Hudson is brilliant on TV) doesn't equal good coaching.

There are a ton of really good MLS assistants to choose from: Richie Williams (all he does is take over disasters and win), Paul Mariner (international rep and an outstanding assistant), Spencer with Houston, and Preki may be let go by Chivas.

Posted by: JoeW1 | September 27, 2009 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Dear Tommy Soehn,

www.uhaul.com/trucks

Pick up Jim Zorn on your way out of town.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | September 27, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

not to be disrespectful too much, but i am sorry to say that none of them are worth keeping on the united roster. But then again with the MLS mediocre salary cap that's all we can find, isn't it. Don't forget Dave Kasper needs to show the door with Tommy boy and whoever is responsible for assembling this roster. Yeah, this is beyond embarrassing to loose to San Jose.
Jaime, although, he scored today in the first half, he is never a good for starting line up anymore. It always seem to work better in the second half or as a sub when the game needs to hold but of course our genius coach doesn't get it. so f'ing disappointed.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | September 27, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Olsen is a liability. Fire Soehn tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

Posted by: alan19 | September 27, 2009 8:13 PM | Report abuse

Dear Tommy Soehn,

www.uhaul.com/trucks

Pick up Jim Zorn on your way out of town.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | September 27, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

You made me spill a beer I laughed so hard. :)

Don't fire nybody until after the season. Too disruptive right now.

Posted by: croftonpost | September 27, 2009 8:24 PM | Report abuse

Cirovski makes too much money at MD. He also has security there. Two things he can't get with United. Anyway, coaches don't have much time to go looking for talent in the pro game. That's why there are scouts and General Managers. And DC seems to have the worst. Aside from Wallace and Pontius, it's been a long time since United recruited a player worth his salt.
I also think it's time for Moreno to hang them up. As someone else said, too old too slow. The Brazilians are making way too much money and not producing consistently. Time to move on. I believe that by the time the next round of CONCACAF's CCL rolls around next year we'll have a new coach and at least half the players won't be here anymore. Of course, we may not even make that round of the CCL, which wouldn't be bad in itself since it would allow us to concentrate on the domestic tournament.

Posted by: santi1 | September 27, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

JOEW1

What college coaches are you basing your opinion on? Two of the most successful coaches in MLS are Bruce Arena and Sigi Schmidt. Not saying anything specific about Sasho but elite-level college coaches have and can do well in MLS.

I'd like to see Richie Williams on the DC sidelines next year myself. The ABMOD would - if nothing else - have a fired up team fighting every game.

Posted by: robb10 | September 27, 2009 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Funny you should mention a player worth his salt. We all thought Party Boy and Tino should be arrested for loitering.

Posted by: VirginiaFan | September 27, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

Question is, will 45 points (maximum number possible for DCU the rest of the season if it runs the table) be enough to get into the playoffs?

Posted by: Juan-John | September 27, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Burch caused the second goal but we should have been 3-1 up by then anyway.

Fire Soehn. He did nothing to adjust to the SJ changes at half-time. How can you leave Gomez on the bench? Why no Jakovic? McT? Why always Burch who when he is not losing the ball or passing it to the other team he is going backwards because even he knows he cannot take on anyone 1 v 1 and win.

Olsen was fine, Pontius did fine.

Richie Williams is the coach in my mind.

We have the talent, we need a coach is all. Nice goal by Moreno very sweet.

Posted by: RRP1 | September 27, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

It's moments like this no matter how pathetic and painful, that I'm thankful Soccer Insider exists.

Ohhh, mr Rockwell? Maybe he's on the phone with the FO about the job opening?

Posted by: DadRyan | September 27, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Ever wonder who JMSea76 is on Madden online or PopsTSo2007 is on FIFA online well after today's games I think I know who I beat last week..

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | September 27, 2009 9:37 PM | Report abuse

also I heard Moreno said this might be his last year. He said he cant keep up anymore. It was an in-game interview before or during the match with the Telefutura broadcast.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | September 27, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

WOW...... Burch!

Emilio get out.
Moreno 2nd half super sub or get out.
Olsen your talent does not match your passion.
Tino so much potential for the 7th year in a row!
Party Boy.... so much potential year 1. Six to go
Burch... I will be buying the Orange cone monday morning!
Tommy... its over, and take Kasper, Kevin with you.
Chang... do what you do and get it built.

Posted by: Ivanovich84 | September 27, 2009 9:43 PM | Report abuse

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