SuperLiga: Matchday Three (Your Running Commentary)

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Good evening folks. The SuperLiga tournament resumes today with two more matches in what has already been an exciting tournament.

D.C. United plays host to Atlante (8pm, Telefutura), which is coming off a 4-0 drubbing by the Houston Dynamo. Chivas de Guadalajara will be in Houston tonight to face the Dynamo (10 p.m, Telefutura).

If you will be watching tonight’s matches please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments setion below.

Enjoy the matches.

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62 Responses to SuperLiga: Matchday Three (Your Running Commentary)

  1. Jacob says:

    Wow DC looks weak in the middle d.

  2. mcgarryj says:

    stadium looks empty..english announcers so blah

  3. Jacob says:

    Definitely not the crowd from saturday night.

  4. Jacob says:

    THAT is how you score a goal. Wow. Great possession, great ball work, great patience, great service, great finish, great goal.

  5. golfstrom says:

    pretty gol by dc

  6. Jacob says:

    An unrelated note, but important still, apparently Ronaldinho is going to Milan for a fee of 21 million euro, and up to 25 million. Reported on ESPN.

    And in the words of Adam Spangler of TIAS, “And Arshavin is worth $50 million?”

  7. ANTONIO MIGUEL says:

    Francis Doe is the man — to think that NYRB cut Doe to bring in Oscar Etcheverry

  8. ANTONIO MIGUEL says:

    DCU is heating up

  9. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    HT 2-1

    DC is getting killed on counter attacks. Why does it seem they always seem so much slower than Mexican teams?

  10. spencer says:

    3-1 now on a beautiful strike.

  11. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    Zach Wells got exposed big time on that one. He was too far off his line AND he was cheating to the near post.

  12. Blake says:

    Rod Dyachenko is SO BAD. Why do they insist on letting him see the field?

  13. Blake says:

    Nice goal, but they could use Ben Olsen, because for some reason, no one looks cooler grabbing a ball out of the net and running to the center circle than Ben Olsen

  14. Isaac says:

    I think Dyanchenko is Russian for turnover machine.

  15. laurie says:

    so DC is eliminated?

  16. Jacob says:

    Essentially

  17. MK says:

    Robertson Stadium looks even worse than it did on Saturday…

  18. ahelms says:

    Nice effort by DC. Their defensive errors and poor goalkeeping were too costly.

  19. ahelms says:

    DC isn’t necessarily eliminated. If there is a winner in the Houston/Chivas match and then Chivas beats Atlante and DC beats Houston, it will go to goal difference because 3 teams will be tied on 3 pts.

  20. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    Mr Boswell, your jock is over there still waiting for you.

  21. Jacob says:

    Robertson may not look that great, but the Dynamo sure do. They and Pachuca have by far been the most impressive so far this tournament.

  22. Geoff says:

    Houston should be very ashamed by the state of its pitch….ridiculous.

  23. Jeff says:

    Barcelona forward Ronaldinho will sign for AC Milan on Wednesday in a deal that is worth €21 million

  24. Jacob says:

    The transfer is worth 21 million, and the contract (essentially, 3 years, 6.5 a year)

  25. Blake says:

    Wait, I know why DeRo isn’t playing, but why are they missing the 4 other starters?

  26. Jacob says:

    Really? A yellow for a light tug/hold-up? Not enough for a card.

  27. eric says:

    Chivas look tired…must have been the quarter-final Clausura finish. Too much time off?

  28. MK says:

    Haha – Dom Kinear to the ref: “No, you sit down!”

  29. Jacob says:

    Wait, Ashe gets a yellow but he doesn’t? Really? Now you’re just not even making sense anymore.

  30. MK says:

    An early yellow for Rico isn’t a good sign – he’s either going to play soft for the entire second half or get himself a red.

  31. SonicDeathMonkey says:

    Blake, Dynamo have injuries galore. Ching, Holden, Mulrooney, etc.

  32. Betinho says:

    Magallon looks like a Mexican version of Alfred E Newman.

  33. Jacob says:

    Has anyone done a seperated at birth of Magallon and Oswaldo “Dirty” Sanchez?

  34. Jacob says:

    From the reference of the Mexican U-17 World Cup winners of 2005, to the obligitory reference of the fact that they couldn’t even make the Olympics this year.

    Ah, good times.

  35. Jacob says:

    Was it for a handball on the first Dynamo touch?

  36. MK says:

    Goal Chivas – assist Dynamo.

  37. Jacob says:

    This is annoying. Chivas has been better for a total of 2 minutes and 4 seconds of this game, and lead 1-0 for the work and result of about 7 seconds of that time

  38. Jeff says:

    There is your All Star keeper. Yep.

  39. bob rider says:

    Wow, these Chivas players are dirty.

  40. cinco ocho says:

    This could be 0-2 tonight for MLS…UGLY. Sad thing is that the Mexicans have not even outplayed the MLS sides – difference is they can finish.

  41. cinco ocho says:

    This could be 0-2 tonight for MLS…UGLY. Sad thing is that the Mexicans have not even outplayed the MLS sides – difference is they can finish.

  42. Jeff says:

    Chivas seems very adept at killing the clock.

  43. Jacob says:

    Houston fans definitely have a right to call officiating into question.

  44. walter says:

    screaming for a real striker who can finish!

  45. Garen says:

    Luis Michel is playing an amazing game

  46. MK says:

    Houston dodged a bullet there, but this one is pretty much over anyway…

  47. Jose says:

    The ref’s been awful, but the reason Houston has lost is because they can’t create quality chances to score – ala CHIVAS. VAMOS MEXICANOS!!!

  48. Jacob says:

    Wrong team won. Plain and simple.

  49. Curtis Spiteri says:

    Well, it’s not like Houston didn’t have their chances to score, the Guad. keeper was awsome.

    Good passion tonight in Houston.

  50. Ricardo says:

    And there it is. Houston and DC both lose at home to preseason Mexican teams. MLS blows!

  51. Jacob says:

    Houston was better for pretty much the entire game, and as I said, officiating may have been questionable. But yes, the lack of finishing did not helf, and Michel simply was on his game tonight. Fun to watch, sorry to see it go down the way it did.

  52. Ashley says:

    Yeah, these MLS sides are a joke! There are no more excuses. They need to add some quality up top or they will continue to bow out early in these tournaments.

  53. spencer says:

    mind you houston was missing 5 starters such as holden, dero and ching and then with jacqua soon to be back will be a different game if they meet again

  54. MK says:

    As long as MLS plays when it does, there will always be built-in excuses in every international tournament and friendly match. One team will be in preseason form and the other will be struck by injuries at the mid-point of the season. It’d be great if everyone were on an even playing field every time, but that’s not going to happen until all leagues affected by severe seasonal weather build bubble-stadiums that allow for alignment with the international calendar.

  55. Christian says:

    Houston deffinitely played to win tonight but Chivas had some chances as well and was a bit more creative in the final third, not to mention that they have some pretty good offensive players.

    I’m concerned with the way some MLS players like Quaranta and Waibel behaved tonite when their teams were down, it was classless.

    Lastly some of you need to stop whining, there are no moral victories in this sport, the one who scores the most goals wins.

  56. James says:

    “And there it is. Houston and DC both lose at home to preseason Mexican teams. MLS blows!”

    Ricardo you are an idiot, the Dynamo dominated Chivas and deserved to win. Chinga Chivas

  57. KingSnake says:

    I second Christian.

    And James, the team that scores most “deserves” to win. Everything else is subjective.

  58. hoyanick says:

    Christian: from my vantage point, Quaranta fouled the Atlante player, then tried to pat him on the back or make some other apologetic gesture, and then the Atlante player got into his face.

    In any case, I’ve seen much much worse sportsmanship in Superliga than what those two players engaged in near the end of last night’s DCU-Atlante match.

  59. Christian says:

    regarding the overly “physical” behavior by some MLS players, all I know is that people would be up in arms if the situation were reversed.

    It’s uncalled for and some of those challenges deserved more than a red card.

  60. jdawg says:

    how many Chivas players had to be carried off on a stretcher in the second half, eh?

    all the haters need to step on the breaks. the dynamo had the better of the play for most of the game and generated more quality scoring chances, but the Chivas keeper had 2-3 outstanding saves. i walked out of Robertson Stadium with my head held high. Great atmosphere at the game also.

  61. EssEff says:

    Kudos to the Houston fans. I love watching games from Robertson on tv, it seems like such a great venue. But, are they going to get their own stadium soon? That field just as well might have been astroturf. It was horrid. Great game though! These are the games that we fans want to watch, when there is passion and pride and playing for the shirt. Not the midseason MLS matchups that mean nothing with players going through the motions. That Houston player Cameron really impressed on the right side.

  62. soccerroo says:

    I thought the games last night were good. DC battled back and had several chances to tie the game. Houston played well with so many pieces missing. Houston will go through as long as they match Atlante(sp) because they have the goal differential lead. They are a +3 while DC right now is a -2 and Atlante is a -3.