Tag: DC United

Monday Morning Center Back

It was a scant weekend for MLS fans. Me? I was okay with that. Friday United States 0 – Guatemala 2 (Morales 7′, Ruiz 15′) Enough has been written about this. Let me just say one thing: Mix Diskerud at…

Monday Morning Center Back

The most fascinating game I saw this weekend was the Clasíco Nacional, but I gotta list some others. By the way, my rule is that I list the home team second. That’s except when I decide not to. Wednesday Chelsea…

Brotherly Love

Jonathan Tannenwald spent late yesterday tweeting out details of the court’s finding in former Philadelphia Union coach Piotr Nowak’s lawsuit. Tannenwald hasn’t summarized the decision in a post, but the Brotherly Game has their own rundown. Précis: Nowak’s tenure was…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done this feature. What? Do you want to take it outside? Thursday FK Kukësi – KP Legia Warszawa Match Abandoned Things started off badly for this Europa League third round qualifier when local…

Monday Morning Center Back

It’s late Monday morning, but still Monday morning… Saturday Wisła Kraków 1 (Jankowski 42′) – Jagiellonia Białystok 2 (Tuszynski 87′, Pawlowski 90′) Two last minute goals gave Jaga a temporary spot in second place, but wins by Legia and Lech…

PDL Players Picked Up Yesterday

Thanks to Nicholas Murray, who sent me this complete list of PDL players who were picked yesterday. Note that any PDL experience was noted by Murray (that’s why some have multiple teams). I put teams in bold if the player…

My Response to Keith Olbermann

Pieces of advice about how to fix soccer from reporters that are dyed-in-the-wool soccer bashers are usually best disregarded. I still remember Tony Kornheiser’s suggestion years ago that DC United should always start Freddy Adu, for example. But, Keith Olbermann…

One More Red Nightmare

DC United fans are feeling hard done by Eddie Johnson’s red card in last night’s game against the New England Revolution. It was his first game back after his previous suspension for dragging his foot into the face of Montreal…

Monday Morning Center Back

Yep, it’s time for my near-uninformative wrap up of the weekend’s matches. Wendnesday New York Red Bulls 4 (Wright-Philips 12′, 24′, 86′, Henry 65′) – Houston Dynamo 0 I guess I have to take back everything I said comparing Wright-Philips…

Monday Morning Center Back

This weekend’s MLS matches will give Simon Borg plenty of material for his Instant Replay video. Other than that…how did it go? Tuesday Cruz Azul FC 0 – Deportivo Toluca 0 The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final…

Monday morning center back

Yep…weekend is over. Get back to work, you slacker. Friday Jagiellonia Białystok 1 (Dani Quintana 83′) – GKS Piast Gliwice 1 (Matras 45′) A win would have kept Jaga out of the relegation round. The draw hasn’t yet been done…

Monday Morning Center Back

I was going to do these snarky game summaries every week, but I found that I didn’t always have the time. Eh. I’m giving this feature a new name, ’cause it’s my blog and I can. As usual, MLS matches…

USL-Pro Affiliations

I’ve seen different partial lists of USL-Pro affiliations with MLS. I wrote to USL to make sure I had the complete list, and here it is: Orlando City – Sporting Kansas City Oklahoma City Energy – Sporting Kansas City Richmond…

Why This Is a Problem

I haven’t seen the Real Sports show featuring Chivas USA (mostly because it isn’t on until tonight), but I had a chance to read the lawsuit filed by Dan Calichman and Ted Chronopolous back in May. If Chrono and Calichman’s…

Rogers and out

People have been talking about lopsided trades. If you want to go back to MLS’s original lopsided trade, it was back in 1998, when DC United unloaded the unproductive Roy Wegerle on the Tampa Bay Mutiny for the team’s (and…

Goat of the Week

Pressure from the day job…yes, I have one now…has prevented me from giving you my pick for Goat of the Week, a much talked about popular feature of this here blog. For those that are curious, I picked Patrice Bernier…

The weekend that was: Giggles edition

Yes, not the best moments, nor the worst moments, but this weekend’s matches had some moments. Friday’s match between KS Lechia Gdańsk and mid-table MKS Pogoń Szczecin featured more red cards than goals. Despite entering the waning moments with only…