Monday, March 17, 2008

Round 2. Fight.

Tomorrow night is a big night for DC United fans. We get to return to RFK to see the Black and Red for the first time in 2008. We also get to sing (and curse the refs) our team through to the next round of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

DC United comes home with a 1-1 tie, an injured Jaime Moreno, a little experience together as a new squad, and the opportunity to win and advance at home. The field will be better, the stakes will be higher, and Harbour View may not have a few of their players, or their chef, due to visa problems. From HVFC's General Manager, Clyde Jureidini in the article:

"We know there is a problem, but let's find a solution. Explore diplomatic means to have national players and club players (avoid a similar situation)."

I would hope that no other means besides diplomatic are even considered. Is this is a threat from Jamaica? Let's hope Mr. Jureidini has no military connections.

Hope and Dreams for the 2nd Leg of DCU vs. HVFC
1. DCU advances. I would prefer some pretty soccer, but I'll take the next round any way I can get it.
2. More attack from the right wing. I like Devon a lot, he is our best utility man, I just want a little more offensive power on the right. Mediate? Quaranta? Kirk? Maybe Devon is our best option and I'm just dreaming.
3. Continued progress from Gallardo and the midfield. I want to see the midfield unit continue to get better, I'll take small steps, but no back steps.
4. A header strike from Niell. A gnome noggin knocker?

1 comment:

Shatz... said...

I'm as guilty of this as everyone else, but I feel like us bloggers have been giving Devon a hard time. I mean he scores the only goal and we're still criticizing him! So I'm on the fence like you… Even though it makes more sense to me to start Mediate on the wing, if Soehn's got McTavish starting then there must be a good reason for it.