Saturday, July 22, 2006

Fire vs DC United


Heading out to the Fire game in a few hours. What is clearly the first big, meaningful game at the new Toyota Park will get underway in a few hours. The Fire takes on DC United, runaway leaders atop the standings, in what would be a massive win heading into the second half of the season.

Thanks to Bill DC for the preview.

DC:
GK-Perkins
D-Namoff
D-Boswell
D-Erpen
MF-Olsen
MF-Simms
MF-Carroll
MF-Gomez
MF-Gros
F-Adu
F-Moreno

No Eskandarian, who has six goals. He missed last week due to a red card and United didn't miss a beat, beating the Crew 3-2. Erpen had a couple defensive lapses last week. Hopefully he's recovered. Olsen's been playing well of late since his return from National team duty.

Fire
GK-Thornton
D-Robinson
D-CJ Brown
D-Segares
MF-Guerrero
MF-Pause
MF-Gutierrez
MF-Thiago
MF-Mapp
F-Herron
F-Jaqua

Don't know what's going on with them but they are clearly a lot better than their 5-7-5 record indicates. I guess opening and playing what, eight straight road games has a lot to do with that.

Like I said earlier, United will be fired up as they still have 4-0 in the back of their minds. It will be a great game.


No Eskandarian? Damn. I was hoping to laugh at his headgear.

2 Comments:

Blogger Bill-DC said...

Fear the Headgear is a sign someone made for Alecko....If this line up holds, Eskandarian will probably come on as a sub in the 2nd half. Adu has been playing well of late so he got the nod instead.

2:29 PM  
Blogger Bill-DC said...

A point on the road is always valuable and DC's unbeaten streak is now 14. I've seen them play a lot better but maybe this will be a wake up call that they can't take their standing for granted.

Stott was dispensing cards like Pez candy. Normally he's a pretty decent ref.

Chicago took it to DC in the first half and if Pause doesn't get the red, they win this game.

Hope you had a good time. I got to make it to that stadium in the near future.

7:46 PM  

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