I have seen worst things. I have seen better things.
Mostly what I have noticed is that the USA is slower off the ball than the England players are. The
USA is also giving away too many free kicks, and the bulk of them are being gifted by the
defenders. England already burned the USA with one of those freekicks, and had too others that
should have been in the goal as well.
Steve Morrow was fired today as the FC Dallas Head Coach. FC Dallas currently sit 4th in the MLS
Western Conference with a record of 2-3-3 with 9 points.
So Morrow can get fired for only losing three matches.... but Tom Soehn is still managing a DC
United side that has lost three in a row, five out of it's last six matches and has been outscored
14 to 6 in those six matches.
We have all heard the old saying; that a Captain goes down with his sinking ship. A captain is
ultimately responsible for the actions of his crew, regardless of what they do. Hell, Captain Kirk
even took responsibility for the actions of his crew in Star Trek VI.
In sports, we have the manager/coach of the team that seems to always go down with his sinking
Last night's match showed alot more than just how good Chicago is this season. It showed how United
is really not that great even after the massive amounts of change was went through over the
offseason. It also showed how poor a coach Tom Soehn is.
First things first, Chicago was the better club and deserved to win last night.
I like the partnership and the logo looks very nice on the jersey's, especially the road jersey. I
think that this will be one of the more important steps that this club has taken as it grows.
What is important is that United was able to get a partner that will be able to assist United in
its efforts to grow in two of the hardest areas for United to try and grow into, Europe and South
Ok, so I have this unlucky knack of jinxing people.
It all started when I played Yahoo Fantasy Football a few years back. I drafted Terrel Davis of the
Denver Bronco's in the first round. He was coming off of a huge season and I figured that I would
get a ton of points off of him in that season.
Ok, I admit it, I stopped watching the game on ESPN2 right after the second Crew goal. I couldn't
stand, er, my fiancee couldn't stand me yelling and screaming at the TV for much more and she was
worried that I might throw something at the TV.
So I played a computer game instead.
In the small amount of time I did watch the match, I saw alot of things.
There is always one weekend in the beginning of the MLS season where I miss one of DC United's
matches. Sara has her birthday in early April, so I spent that weekend either out of town or out to
dinner with her for her birthday. Last weekend was that weekend for this season and against the
norm, I was actually able to catch part of United's match against RSL.
I have mixed feelings about what happened last night at RFK. On the one side, United did win the
match, finally fighting back to score two late goals and win their third straight home match of the
short season. Was that more to do with the fact that Pachuca did what they needed to do, and were
It's return leg time at RFK Stadium for DC United. United hosts Mexican super-club Pachuca in the
second leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup Semi-Finals tonight. Pachuca took advantage of the higher
altitude and a less than sharp United squad and grabbed a 2-0 win in the first leg last week.
A 2 goal hole isn't the worst of situations to be in.
Now that is how you start a game! I had barely hit my seat when we were all cheering for MVP's goal
in the second minute. Santino scoring in the fifth minute was the perfect dagger for a really bad
Not to take anything away from United's offensive explosion, but Toronto really didn't look that
great last night.