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MLS weekend flashback

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Troy Perkins and D.C. United can't get a handle on this ruinous season.

New England Revolution 1, Philadelphia Union 1: 18,137 at PPL Park
Note to Chris Seitz: An inflated ball will bounce.

FC Dallas 1, Colorado Rapids 1: 10,596 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park
The comatose Colorado play-by-play announcer needs to watch the Andres Cantor GEICO ad.

K.C. Wizards 1, Toronto FC 0: 10,385 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
After the rookie's second game-winning goal in two weeks, the club announces a new uniform color: Teal.

N.Y. Red Bulls 2, Houston Dynamo 2: 24,750 at Robertson Stadium
Thierry Henry, Juan Pablo Angel starring in the MTV hit "Jersey Score."

Real Salt Lake 3, D.C. United 0: 17,719 at Rio Tinto Stadium
Okay, Mr. Payne, now can you admit that this season is over?

Seattle Sounders 1, S.J. Earthquakes 0: 10,351 at Buck Shaw Stadium
Who needs Freddie when you have Fredy? Montero has scored or assisted on 12 of Seattle's past 15 goals.

Chivas USA 3, Columbus Crew 1: 13,419 at Home Depot Center
Goats' goal scorers were ages 21, 22 and 23. Next game: Kiefer Sutherland takes PKs.

Chicago Fire 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 2: 20,348 at Home Depot Center
Pappa/John delivers in five minutes or less against doughy Galaxy.

Watch this victory-preserving save by Chicago's Sean Johnson:
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By Steve Goff  |  August 1, 2010; 9:30 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: MLS  
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Comments

Beat drew with Gold Pride 0-0. Gold Pride hit the post twice and Atlanta rolled one inches wide of a nearly open net.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 1, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Pappa/John delivers in five minutes or less against doughy Galaxy.

Ha! Watching CDLC manage is so frustrating. More idiotic subs this game. At least he finally started the right keeper.

Posted by: BooThisMan | August 1, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

OK Fios TV, when are you gonna get with the program and offer FSC in HD?

Posted by: terpfan4141 | August 1, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

seriously! FSC in regular SD looks really terrible.

LA almost got bailed out again. That second PK especially was pathetic.

Posted by: fedssocr | August 1, 2010 10:49 PM | Report abuse

We've been outpunned! By a professional, though.

Posted by: Reignking | August 1, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

After watching the highlights of the DCU v RSL game a ton a few notes.

1. Perkins, you can use your feet to save shots too! The first one especially.

2. I'd prefer Simms to track his runner in that position than to try for a cheeky offside trap inside the 18 -- just sayin'

3. Never play Talley again.

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | August 1, 2010 11:19 PM | Report abuse

I love this concept of a basic summary post from the MLS weekend. But, PLEASE, in soccer, the order of the teams MATTERS when reporting a score or result. The home side always goes first, regardless of outcome. You had me thinking that Seattle only drew 10,000...

Posted by: timothy_dee | August 2, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

I didnt see the game but I saw the highlights.
Yup. This season is done. I wouldnt want DC to make it to the play-offs. I honestly dont want to get beat out of my $30 dollars I would shed for a play-off game.

So how do we look for next year?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | August 2, 2010 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Re:Comatose Colorado announcer. Maybe he was not yelling "Goooaaal" because that goal was an own goal against Colorado.

Posted by: Instructor5 | August 2, 2010 12:52 AM | Report abuse

I like the weekend flashback but I do miss the Good the Bad and the Ugly and the players ratings.

Posted by: Southeasterner | August 2, 2010 1:10 AM | Report abuse

@ Southeasterner - me too, but this season for United obviously forced the format change...only the Bad & the Ugly. No Good.

Posted by: soccerman | August 2, 2010 1:21 AM | Report abuse

Harsh comment on Seitz. That was a tough, weird bounce.

Posted by: glfrazier | August 2, 2010 5:46 AM | Report abuse

Comatose Colorado annnoucer reflects comatose attendence in an industrial park. Might be the worse location in MLS for such a beautiful facility, except, like Frisco, who designs a stadium where players have to walk a flight of stairs to get from the field to the lockers?

Talley was tortured all night by Saborio and Findley.

Posted by: mightymax | August 2, 2010 6:44 AM | Report abuse

Bay Area v Beat game looked like Beat were going for win, especially in late stages, and Bay were just doing enough not to lose in the oppressive heat. In a sense I can't fault them -- why kill yourself in heat like that when you have 1st place all but clinched?

Posted by: Ron16 | August 2, 2010 7:01 AM | Report abuse

Well, maybe we can do the Good, Bad, and Coyote Ugly.

From what I saw iof the weekend's action,

Good: Chivas plays some nice soccer. And the beat the Crew, who also play some nice soccer but seemed to play like they were owed a victory.

Bad: If there are more than 1500 people at the Colorado match I'd be amazed. Colorado goes to prime contraction candidate. They don't draw as well as the Mutiny or Fusion did.

Coyote Ugly: Hmmm. I know SOMETHING qualifies for this, but I can't quite put my finger on it. It'll come to me... Hmmm. Some game out west I think it was involving a team wearing black from the east. Maybe a repressed trauma interfering with recall here.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 2, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

It's the curse of Nowak that's on DC. Since he left, it's been one ugly season after another. Bad coaching decisions (i.e. hiring Soehn and Onalfo), bad player decisions (i.e. signing multiple DPs and signing a little person to play in a physical league) and bad health over and over.

Posted by: tundey | August 2, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

German U20 women utterly dominant

Posted by: OWNTF | August 2, 2010 8:15 AM | Report abuse

. . . as was Bernhard Langer, so a good weekend for the Deutschlanders

Posted by: OWNTF | August 2, 2010 8:16 AM | Report abuse

glass half full: 150 comments on the DCU match thread, so a few people still care enough to vent.

Not sure how many who aren't season holders will care enough to pay cash money at the gate, though.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 2, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

Speaking of comotose announcers: I used to listen to Brad Freidle on the computer. You really couldn't tell if there was a goal or not.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | August 2, 2010 8:18 AM | Report abuse

On the radio on the net that is.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | August 2, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

You had me thinking that Seattle only drew 10,000...
Posted by: timothy_dee
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Key phrase "at Buck Shaw stadium."

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... only the Bad & the Ugly. No Good.
Posted by: soccerman
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New format: one bagger, two bagger, three bagger.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 2, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

United season NOT over yet.

2 more wins and we win the US Open Cup which puts us in the Champs League. WHEN we win the Champs League, we WILL go on to WIN the World Club Cup!!!

Prediction for World Club Cup final in 2011: United 2 (DC that is) United 1 (Manchester that is)

VAMOS UNITED!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | August 2, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

only if the match is played on a Wednesday

Posted by: fedssocr | August 2, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Someone had a worse weekend that DC United:

Manchester United midfielder Anderson was dragged unconscious from the wreckage of a car crash shortly before the vehicle burst into flames.


Posted by: Reignking | August 2, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

"The Premier League player is believed to have crashed the £125,000 sports car at 7am on Saturday after spending the night partying at a nightclub in the Geres area of Braga."

"He has been struggling to get his career back on track after a fall-out with manager Alex Ferguson."

"Struggling" at his career indeed. Luckily no one killed.

Posted by: OWNTF | August 2, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

United is Cursed
broken diseased and lifeless
Bring Back the Three Stripes

Posted by: bonghits4gomez | August 2, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Is that nightclub in Geres well known for it's physical therapy and ACL rehabilitation program?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 2, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

bong, hey DCU has its problems, but let's stop with the flogging talk, OK? Iraq or North Korea this ain't.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 2, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

There's only one thing worse than watching the Rapids play live these days, and that's watching them play on tv with the worst play-by-play and "color" announcers since the early days of John Harkes.

They spend minutes at a time talking about Marcelo Balboa's playing history that no one friggin cares about while completely ignoring the game. It's remarkably pathetic. One guy, no color, just tell me who has the flipping ball. It's not that complicated.

If they don't bring in some talent on and off the field soon, Im not sure wasting time to watch them play makes any sense any more.

Posted by: hacksaw | August 2, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

... just tell me who has the flipping ball. It's not that complicated.
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An enthusiastic +1, for all games, not just the CRapids.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 2, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"But, PLEASE, in soccer, the order of the teams MATTERS when reporting a score or result. The home side always goes first, regardless of outcome."

So, really? You're not intelligent enough to figure out that Seattle's not going to draw 10,000 for an MLS match? You REALLY thought that?

PLEASE, in America, the winning team goes first when reporting a score or result. This insistence by soccer fans that the home side always comes first, regardless of outcome, is freaking ridiculous. It's Europosing of the highest order.

You want home team first and meat pies and terraces, move to Europe.

Posted by: very_clever_username | August 2, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Those of you in the know about Colorado, just what is up out there? Why doesn't anyone go to the games?

Are the prices too high? Tactics too bland? Seccurity too nheavy-handed? Marketing non-existent? History of stink-ola too long and entrenched? Some or all of the above?

Posted by: Ron16 | August 2, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Thierry Henry, Juan Pablo Angel starring in the MTV hit "Jersey Score."

Even though it's the Pink Cows, I like that. Question is, who's the Cows' version of Snooki? :)

Most of these attendance figures are pretty good, actually. Colorado and the Goats seem to be the laggards. (Keep in mind that the facilities at CommunityAmerica and Buck Shaw are only set up for a little over 10k.)

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 2, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

You want home team first and meat pies and terraces, move to Europe.

Posted by: very_clever_username

Or Australia...hey to Aussie Rules footy. Four n Twenties...mmmmm!

Posted by: SportzNut21 | August 2, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

It's the curse of Nowak that's on DC. Since he left, it's been one ugly season after another ...

Posted by: tundey | August 2, 2010 7:59 AM

DC did win the shield in 2007 with Soehn as the head coach.

Posted by: CDRHoek | August 3, 2010 7:29 AM | Report abuse

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