The first round of River or Life with the DC United front office has gone pretty much as expected
so far, with Tom Soehn just 0% Life, Dave Kasper over 50% but not convincingly, and Kevin Payne
somewhere between 50 and 100. Now let's see where the forwards on the roster stand.
The thing about playing River or Life is that its somewhat up to the voter's discretion how you
want to interpret the two choices, and I think that's going to come into play for a lot of us with
some of these forwards.
Never before that I can think of has DC United made so many roster moves so late in the season.
It's obvious that the team is trying to make a strong push for the playoffs, and trying to put
together the best roster possible before the acquisition window closes for the season.
Since we last spoke, the team has made a couple new moves, including the signing of Lawson Vaughn.
DC United should be neither elated nor concerned after the team needed 75 minutes to beat a PDL
squad consisting mostly of college players and a few amateurs. It wasn't pretty, but DC is one step
closer to defending their US Open Cup title, which is more than you can say about the 4 MLS clubs
who lost to USL clubs last night.
"What an advertisement this has been for Major League Soccer here tonight". I heard Glenn Davis
speak that line twice during the broadcast, once in the 68th minute on ESPN2, and once before the
game was being shown on television (thanks atdhe.net). At first I was thinking that that was a
terribly hypocritical thing to say.
16 games in to the season, with a two week break from MLS action, I can think of no better time to
deliver to you the second annual installment of the Mid-Season Review. In this space over the next
10 or so days, we will take a look at the Acquisitions, Departures, and Trades that United has made
since the end of the 2008 season, and then wrap it all up with a Summary.