While yesterday's game didn't turn out to be Sporting KC's Peter Vermes' 100th win in all competitions like I'd originally said, I thought this would be a good thing to look at in this week's Throw Back Thursday. With Vermes just one win away I thought we'd take a look at Vermes' first win as head coach of the then KC Wizards.
Sporting KC came from a goal down, and then ran over the New England Revolution on their way to a 4-2 win over their Eastern Conference opponent last night at Sporting Park. While Sporting was undermanned for the game due to injury, New England opted to rest a number of starters ahead of a big game this weekend against DC.
After Saturday's game against Colorado was postponed, Sporting KC will try to get their eleventh game of the season in tomorrow night at Sporting Park against the New England Revolution. This will be the only meeting between the two teams this year after they met three times last year, with the Revolution winning all three, including a 3-2 win last year at Sporting Park as KC slumped down the stretch.
Join the guys as they talk about DC United's "failed" run in the U.S. Open Cup, the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League and their current run in league play. The boys also give their mid-season player grades.
We talk about the tie against the New England Revolution and preview the upcoming two matches.
Another day, another Filibuster for your listening pleasure. Jason, Adam, and Ben are back to talk about D.C. United versus the New England Revolution and we start be spending too much time on how obvious the red cards were.
In which we hopefully tell people to pump the brakes that top players can avoid a start and we can still field a team that does things.
D.C. United came off a win over the New England Revolution in the grueling heat and ahead of a game against a generally surging Toronto FC (?) squad, facing a Chicago Fire squad missing their top players, the challenge for Ben Olsen was to pick a squad that could not be a full bore starting one, but one strong enough to take at least one and hopefully all three points.
It is an extra-long episode of Filibuster today, both because there is so much soccer to talk about and because Adam has abandoned us for fairer climes. Jason, Ben, and Leanne press onwards, opening the show talking about D.C. United's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the US Open Cup.
In which we look at the road ahead while looking just back at the road just left.
D.C. United was trying to find its form in the regular season with something they hadn't had in awhile (a losing streak), though a slightly nervy yet ultimately victorious match in U.S. Open Cup play midweek had to have buoyed them to some degree ahead of an aspiring New England Revolution team.
Coming off two losses in MLS play, United pick up vital 3 points with 5 straight road games on the horizon
Only half way through the MLS season, D.C. United had themselves an important game on Sunday at RFK Stadium against the New England Revolution. With consecutive MLS games behind them, and four straight road MLS games ahead of them, all three points were a must for the team atop the Eastern Conference standings.
We score, and hopefully not bore, or make anyone sore.
D.C. United was playing a New England Revolution squad that was rearing to go and close the game between them and the first place Black and Red. And they were well on their way to doing so, but to borrow from a book, Age and Guile beat Youth, Innocence and (in the case of New England) several bad haircuts, en route to a a come from behind win, 2-1 over the Revs.
The stakes are high as the East's top two teams meet again at steamy RFK Stadium.
It's a hot day today, and D.C. United's games against the New England Revolution tend to be a bit hot as well. The stakes are high in this one: Both teams are looking to get themselves back onto better form, and a win for United would a) see the Black-and-Red go back atop the Supporters Shield race and b) open up a 7 point gap between the capital club and the rest of the Eastern Conference.
The heat is a worry when D.C. United take on the New England Revolution. It is United's last home game in a month, so we hope that they can put on a good performance. Let us know what you think will happen in in the comments!
After witnessing the Open Cup victory in Pittsburgh Wednesday night, I wonder if we've seen sort of a reboot of the offense that has sputtered the past couple games.
In need of better results, the Black-and-Red will host a Revs team in a similar situation on national television this evening.
The top two sides in MLS's Eastern Conference face off today, with D.C. United hosting the New England Revolution. Despite their spots in the standings, neither team is in very good form at the moment.
The dog days of summer are upon DC and New England as United is coming off two straight league losses for the first time all year and the Revolution managed their first win in six weeks last weekend. However, while DC has not looked good in MLS play of late, they did manage a rousing [...]
Every week we "Monday morning manage" the previous Philadelphia Union games, talking about the major points in the game that changed momentum, led to goals and won or lost the points for the Union. This week, we analyze D.C. United's revenge on the Union.
The Philadelphia Union were hoping to be on a three game win streak as they took on D.
With plenty of players being sent home, who will Ben Olsen put on the field in Portland?
D.C. United back their bags and fly from New England to Portand, facing off against the Timbers on Wednesday night for a little #dcuafterdark action. And all of that is before United has to fly back to the District to take on the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, for a total flying distance of over 5000 miles in about a week.
In which we wonder what is expected from depth, and what everyone else expects at this point.
Heading into Saturday night's match-up between the first and second place teams in the Eastern Conference, D.C. United was looking to rebound following a subpar effort against the Philadelphia Union, while the New England Revolution wanted to gain ground despite a midweek loss to Sporting Kansas City.
Our preview of the biggest game in MLS this weekend.
The top two teams in the Eastern Conference meet tonight, as D.C. United travels north to take on the New England Revolution. Never mind Jason Kreis's return to Utah, or the other Atlantic coast battle between the Red Bulls and Union; this is the premier matchup in MLS this weekend.
It's a top of the table clash as the two top teams in the East battle in Foxboro tomorrow night with DC looking to shake off a bad loss to Philly and keep themselves ahead of the Revolution in the standings. Ironically, the two longest unbeaten streaks in MLS this season were both snapped this [...]
D.C. United is back to dealing with injuries as the face the New England Revolution.
After losing last Sunday to the Philadelphia Union, D.C. United looks to rebound this Saturday when they take on the New England Revolution. The Revolution have a midweek match against Sporting Kansas City, and so Jay Heaps will have to make some hard choices for each of these two games.
Chris Rolfe (18) scored a pair of goals in the second half to lead D.C. United to an important 2-1 win over the New England Revolution at steamy RFK Stadium and extend their lead in the Eastern Conference to seven points. Photo: Martin Fernandez.
We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers' 2 to 0 win over the New England Revolution back on June 6 at Providence Park, including marks for every player that appeared, the coaches, officiating and the opponent.
The Portland Timbers were not only hoping to continue their impressive momentum from recent wins, but to accomplish a three match winning streak, something that had never been done in the team's MLS history. Matching up against a New England side that wasn't playing tentatively, the Timbers used solid defense, great player movement and a Fanendo Adi brace to earn a hard fought 2 to 0 victory over the Revolution.
The Portland Timbers have shown great fire in their past two matches, and that complete team effort has pushed them to a two match winning streak, matching their longest overall winning streak ever since they joined MLS. They get a challenge with a visit from the New England Revolution, but despite that and some other questions about their club, they've got a very good chance to extend this mark if they can put together a performance where everyone contributes.
Film chronicling the Sons of Ben and Philadelphia Union makes its theater debut tonight at the Trocadero in Philadelphia
The story of the Philadelphia Union's founding often gets compared to a Hollywood story. The city was ignored by Major League Soccer until a grassroots group went and made enough noise to get the team here.
Midweek games normally complicate things, but the Open Cup actually leaves the Revs with little flexibility in picking a lineup to face United.
Things haven't been going that well for the New England Revolution lately, and this may be a pretty good time for D.C. United to be hosting them. Yes, the Revs won their last league match, but they hadn't won the previous six; said win came over the bottom-of-the-table Chicago Fire.
On the night he became the youngest player in MLS history to make 100 regular-season appearance, New England Revolution home-grown star Diego Fagundez scored a Goal of the Year candidate and then added an assist as the Revolution ended a six-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire.
Why does a draw against New England feel better than a victory over Montreal? TFC had the potential with any loss to stumble in the standings. Instead gaining a point against the Revs and now a week's rest gives them an opportunity to treat the next home game (vs Portland) as a fresh start...
It was a big step to get a point from New England.