Tuesday, August 22, 2006

News and Such

DC United 1 - 1 Colorado Rapids
I was able to take 2 hours off on Saturday from moving to watch the DC United vs. Colorado Rapids match. My quick and to the point reactions are that the first half sucked. Our entire composure, form and performance were terrible. We defended badly and our attack was left in the dressing room.

The second half was much, much better. We attacked more, thanks to Jamil and Jaime seeming to wake up. Based on how bad the first half went, the injury to Gomez, a 1-1 draw was ok. I understand that it felt like it was 1000 degrees on the field, so that adds to how the result is pretty ok.

Ok, so 2 points out of a possible 9 from our last matches sucks balls. Is DC United the New England Revolution of last season? The Revs ran out of the gate, then fizzled. They still made the MLS Cup final, but we all know that they forget how to play soccer in the MLS Cup Final. Is the 2006 edition of the league paper tiger DC United? A win tomorrow night at RFK against the Gotham Engery Drinks should set the club on a better path. A victory of the aliens of LA should be even better.

ESPNsoccernet.com has a really good article on Josh Gros, who should inspire a banner or two celebrating his as the United Jarhead.

Good start of the season.
Manchester United started the 2006/07 EPL season with a 5-1 demolition of Fulham on Sunday. Wayne Rooney picked up 2 goals to start the scoring race, but now gets to have a 3 match holiday due to him needing to take anger management classes due to receiving Red cards whenever he plays a team from Portugal. Paul Scholes gets to join him on the bench as well, due to picking up a Red card in the same preseason match. Manchester United play at Charlton tomorrow, with a second away match against Watford on Saturday.

Good start of the Season II.
Bayern Munich have started the Bundesliga pretty much the same way they finished last season, with wins. They are 2-0 and are tied with Nuremberg and Werder Bremen with 6 points each, atop the table.


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