New England at D.C. United: Your Running Commentary

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The New England Revolution is in Washington D.C. tonight, putting its unbeaten record on the line against a D.C. United team coming off its first loss of the season.

Can D.C. United rebound with Ben Olsen and Jaime Moreno back in the fold? Will New England come in strong after enjoying a bye week?

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

Enjoy the action.

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72 Responses to New England at D.C. United: Your Running Commentary

  1. Ives says:

    16th minute- Still scoreless.

  2. NewGuy says:

    DC will break through first.

  3. mike says:

    pretty weak crowd for the match

  4. socrates says:

    all dc so far

    Knighton

    Igwe Heaps Barnes Tierney

    Larentowicz Joseph
    Nyassi Ralston Thompson

    Mansally

    …………….

    Emilio Moreno

    Wallace Gomez Pontius
    Simms Olsen

    Burch Jakovic Namoff

    Crayton

  5. socrates says:

    btw- right before the match NE announced Albright has injured his knee. Thus Igwe at RB. Alston is better than Albright anyway, but he’s hurt too.

  6. Krista says:

    have boyzzz or doe even dressed for united this season so far?

  7. socrates says:

    also, Dube is out due to concussion (from last match?), hence Mansally up top and Thompson (ugh) on the wing.

  8. socrates says:

    30′ – Revs get first shot on goal, off a free kick from Larentowicz which takes a deflection before Crayton gets it.

  9. MemRook says:

    DC definitely look the stronger team. At this rate I’d be surprised if they don’t get the first goal.

  10. socrates says:

    Emilio attacks at the other end but shot is off target. 32 min, DC has controlled, as seen in shots (6-2) and corners (4-0).

  11. Krista says:

    oh my god!!!! plays like that make me crazy!

  12. Beckster says:

    half time and DC clearly the more dominent team. Not sure their formation is optimal but that is Soehn. Would like to see Moreno subbed relatively early in the 2nd half, Pontius moved to forward and Tino coming in at right wing. Liking Gomez tonight.

  13. Krista says:

    is like no one else watchin this game? that sucks.

    it is just a matter of time before dc scores. i hope it is gomez. would be nice to get that monkey off his back.

  14. MemRook says:

    ugh. this match is pretty stale. It’s funny how the disparity in attacking flair and excitement between teams like NE/DCU and RSL/Seattle translates into success. I feel like games like this and ones between Chicago and Chivas are watching different leagues. I can’t wait until MLS has new salary cap and player restriction rules (or lack thereof) when franchises are able to build teams they really want, and bland boring teams like NYRB and Dallas are exciting like RSL and Seattle.

  15. Isaac says:

    Wallace and Pontius look good on the wings and the trio of Emilio-Moreno-Gomez is sharp so I give about 25 minutes before DC finds ‘the old onion bag’.

  16. Beckster says:

    TINO is on!!!!

  17. Krista says:

    who did tino come on for?

  18. Krista says:

    oh of course after i ask they say… is simms injured?

  19. MemRook says:

    and of course I had to open my mouth about DC scoring first.

  20. Krista says:

    oh awesome. glad i picked up some beer tonight.

  21. Krista says:

    you’re kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!???!!!!!

    damn the 12 yr old keeper…

  22. Jacob A. says:

    Although I’m not happy about him stopping that shot, this Knighton kid apparently ain’t bad. How did he not make the U-17 roster for their championship?

  23. Jacob A. says:

    PARTY BOY!!!!! HOW???!!!!

  24. Beckster says:

    Soehn should be fired.

  25. socrates says:

    Knighton
    saves so far: 7
    approx. years before puberty: 2.5

  26. socrates says:

    66′
    shots dc 14 – 4 ne
    corners dc 7 – 2 ne
    goals dc 0 – 1 ne

  27. Krista says:

    that was a body block! damnit. nothin comes of it.

  28. socrates says:

    74′ Olsen and Thompson pick up yellows. Still NE 1 -0 DC.

  29. Krista says:

    crowd has filled in nicely. wish we could get a win for them….

  30. socrates says:

    With subs, its:

    Crayton
    Namoff Jakovic Wallace
    Olsen Jacobsen
    Pontius Fred Quaranta
    Moreno Emilio

    Dube
    Thompson Ralston Nyassi
    Joseph Larentowicz
    Tierney Barnes Heaps Igwe
    Knighton

  31. Jacob A. says:

    BEN OLSEN IS A LEGEND!!!!

  32. socrates says:

    Pat Phelan in for Larentowics now
    89′
    1-0 still

  33. Krista says:

    hellllllllllllll yeaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Krista says:

    oooooooh fred!!!!!!!!!!! so close…. come boys!!! dc united!! dc united!!! dc united!!!

  35. Isaac says:

    Thats right Benny! Get BIG son!

  36. MemRook says:

    i love how after Ben Olsen scores the goal (having jostled with Wells Thompson to do so) he gets in his face for his celebration. That’s great drama and rivalry. Classic.

  37. Krista says:

    what the??? was that even full time??

  38. Isaac says:

    I think Wallace looked good too. Left back prospect? possibly.

  39. MemRook says:

    it was actually past full time. 90+ minutes.

  40. Ben says:

    Phelan blocked off Knighton on the goal ugh.

  41. MemRook says:

    Phelan also tried to use his arm to clear it, so DC might have had a penalty claim had Phelan been successful.

  42. Matt says:

    Nice dive by Fred for the free kick that got DC the goal.

  43. JoeW says:

    20 shots for DCU, 4 for NE.

  44. MemRook says:

    I don’t think he dived, ‘cuz there definitely was contact, but I don’t think it was a foul either, just two dudes going for the ball.

  45. sonicdeathmonkey says:

    I would love to know what Olsen had to say to that little weasel Thompson after he scored.

  46. Miikemike says:

    Hey Ives What’s up with the “respect marriage” advertisements? Those things are offensive. I don’t think you put them up, but tell whoever puts up advertisements to keep them off SBI. That’s not what this site’s about.

  47. James says:

    Hey Ives What’s up with the “respect marriage” advertisements? Those things are offensive. I don’t think you put them up, but tell whoever puts up advertisements to keep them off SBI. That’s not what this site’s about.

    Posted by: Miikemike | April 17, 2009 at 09:06 PM

    Freedom of speech, guy. There isn’t anything offensive about having a dissenting opinion. Plus it gives this site revenue.

  48. Chase says:

    What a goal from Ben Olsen, love how he doesn’t take the typical panzy route in going head to head with someone, just wish he could have got away with busting Thompson in his mouth…

    Also, some great MLS officiating again, what the hell was that whistling the game over that early??

  49. Jacob A. says:

    Time, extra 2 minutes, ran out setting up the free kick, after the play was over, the ref blew the game over. That’s all, nothing wrong with it.

  50. sonicdeathmonkey says:

    Not a great game overall. If I’m a DCU fan, I’d be a bit concerned over some of the tactics coming from the bench. I did want to say how it kind of caught me off guard how young the Revs have gotten over the last year or so. From what I can tell, only Reis, TT, Ralston, Joseph, Castro and Heaps are over 25. They may not win the cup this year, but Nicol is loaded for the next several years.

  51. Krista says:

    i thought we got 3 mins of extra time…

    love seeing olsen’s fire after the goal. we got lucky with this one.

  52. jtd says:

    i respect mairrage and think everyone ought to have a right to it!

    that said, DC, DC, DC!!! wish i could;ve watched this match. how was the crowd? can find highlights of it anywhwere.

  53. Igor says:

    That dive by Fred was pathetic. He jumped to the ground before there was any contact.

  54. Chosun says:

    Miikemike: I don’t think anyone puts those ads up there–they’re Google Ads, so they are just placeholders. I believe Google determines what type of ads you’d like by analyzing your search history, and so those ads are tailored for you. Therefore, you and I will both see different ads at any given point in time. Apparently, Google thinks you have no respect for the sanctity of marriage…shame on you!

  55. SR says:

    I’m not really a Ben Olson fan but I loved him punking stupid Wells Thompson after that equilizer. It was almost as good as Donovan’s sweet goal over Ianni last season. Who the H is Wells Thompson?

  56. Matt says:

    Hey Ives What’s up with the “respect marriage” advertisements? Those things are offensive. I don’t think you put them up, but tell whoever puts up advertisements to keep them off SBI. That’s not what this site’s about.

    Posted by: Miikemike | April 17, 2009 at 09:06 PM

    Freedom of speech, guy. There isn’t anything offensive about having a dissenting opinion. Plus it gives this site revenue.

    Posted by: James | April 17, 2009 at 09:10 PM

    “Some people are inferior to others because of the color of their skin.” There are tons of dissenting opinions that are offensive, don’t be daft. That said, click on the respect marriage ads! It’s good for Ives and probably costs those bigots a few cents.

  57. Mike Toole says:

    Pleased with the point as a Revs fan– our lineup is still pretty patchwork with Twellman, Reis, Albright, Castro, and Alston on the injury list. Shame we conceded so late, though! That was ALMOST a perfect smash n’ grab. Hats off to Unfrozen Caveman Midfielder for dragging DC back into the game.

  58. Kevin says:

    jtd:

    Crowd was pathetic at first; then filed in as the game went on (I have to suspect that the early kickoff, especially on a Friday, effected the late arrivals, because of rush hour traffic, and the fact that the Nats were home tonight). Box score says over 14k, but I would have estimated 16, maybe 17,000 towards the end. LBB, SE, and LN were extremely vocal, contrary to what John Harkes seemed to think. Great tifo by the Screaming Eagles at the beginning (though the Barra Brava have already used it several times, but recycling helps the environment ; ) ).

    I don’t know if it’s been the economy or all the bad press about the club and the stadium situation that’s been brining down attendance numbers this year. Last year, on a day like today, and on a friday night against a rival, this game draws at LEAST 19-20k, regardless of the fact that it’s still April. You’re not gonna get much better weather than today, so that excuse can’t be used anymore. I would guess the economy has affected the amount of casual fans or people who go to a few games a year. It’s too bad, because great attendance numbers would really help our bid for a stadium, but I think we’re barely averaging 14k this year (don’t quote me on that; I’m probably wrong).

    Hopefully when summer comes, more people will head to RFK. Of course, more wins in games we completely dominate, such as tonight, would certainly help at the box office!

  59. smc says:

    Hey Ives What’s up with the “respect marriage” advertisements? Those things are offensive. I don’t think you put them up, but tell whoever puts up advertisements to keep them off SBI. That’s not what this site’s about.

    Posted by: Miikemike | April 17, 2009 at 09:06 PM

    Amen. Please Ives. I know that the site needs sponsors, but that garbage is out of control. We really don’t need to look at that when we are coming here to read about soccer.

  60. Kevin says:

    I am sick of Larentowicz…he is such a beech. He is either shoving someone or mouthing off every time I see him. And I’m so glad Olsen pwned Thompson at the end.

  61. Matt in Louisville says:

    Wow. The only thing I find offensive is the ignorance of some of the posters on this site. Ives has no role in what ads are on here. He puts in a code for Google ads, and they semi-randomly select ads taking into consideration keywords, etc. If something on here offends you, read something else. Since when did freedom of speech only apply to people who agree with you?

  62. Matt in Louisville says:

    As for the game, D.C. is by far the most entertaining team to watch in MLS. This is coming from a Crew fan. It’s beyond me how they always manage to throw points away. Kudos to New England for always coming away with results even when they probably don’t deserve them.

  63. James says:

    Thank you matt

  64. Miikemike says:

    Matt and James … I am not pissed at Ives, I am pissed at hate speech. Those ads are different than Russian brides, bedding sales or whatever else comes up. “Respect marriage” ads are against liberty, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. Those ads are against everything America is founded on. If the advertisement come from Google, Ives needs to tell Google that he does not accept hate speech on his site. Mike

  65. Miikemike says:

    Let me clarify…The message and core idea behind those ads is unamerican. That’s my issue.

  66. Jacob A. says:

    I’d hardly say that suggesting (which is all that is) someone respect what many view as a respectable institution (we’ve all heard the greatest status symbol is a long term marriage, or maybe that’s just something I’ve heard different places) like marriage is “hate speech”. I certainly doubt it would qualify in court as such if brought up. My conclusion? Settle down, much ado about nothing.

  67. spiny norman says:

    it’s tempting to call this a just result, even as a new england fan, until i remember that not only was the free kick that set up the equalizer ill-gotten, but there was a deliberate handball in the box in the first half that either blocked a shot or denied ralston a sitter, and it didn’t get called. whether or not it was reflective of the run of play, it should have been 2-1 revs.

  68. Moe says:

    Matt and James … I am not pissed at Ives, I am pissed at hate speech. Those ads are different than Russian brides, bedding sales or whatever else comes up. “Respect marriage” ads are against liberty, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness. Those ads are against everything America is founded on. If the advertisement come from Google, Ives needs to tell Google that he does not accept hate speech on his site. Mike

    Posted by: Miikemike | April 18, 2009 at 03:09 AM

    Thank you for being the expert on what everyone in this country should say, and what consistutes “American” If you don’t like an idea disagree without, and show that disagreement, don’t just ban it. You are no better than nazi book burners when you do that. Why don’t you try to keep to soccer on this site, and not get all high and mighty.

  69. cammiev says:

    As a Revs fan, I was both satisfied/disappointed with the result. We almost got away with a win. Were we “outplayed”? Well yes, but DC couldn’t finish until the very end. If I were a DC fan, I would be very concerned that the “superior” team was lucky to tie at home, even with the uneven reffing in their favor.

  70. Miikemike says:

    Moe … Telling someone else what they can and cannot do, when that action has no detrimental effect to outside individuals, is repression, and in my mind against core American principles. A gay man should be allowed to marry a gay man. It doesn’t effect anyone except those two men. If I wanted to pay google to put up ads saying that a black man and a white woman should not be married, I would expect an uproar. Google would most likely not allow it. Freedom of speech does allow “respect marriage” to try to put up ads, and honestly that’s great. It also allows me to say I don’t want to see them. Sorry to bring this discussion to SBI. It’s something that has been pissing me off for a while, and suddenly I see them on my favorite soccer website. Mike

  71. Doug says:

    “Freedom of speech, guy. There isn’t anything offensive about having a dissenting opinion. Plus it gives this site revenue.”

    Actually, it has nothing to do with freedom of speech. When you are a private enterprise, such as SBI, you can choose who advertises on your site. When you choose to allow an advertisement that clearly endorses one side over another, and arguably endorses a hateful attitude towards a group of people, then you are offending both those that disagree with that side of the debate as well as those that are the targets of the hateful attitude. That is not what this site is about and Ives should do more to make sure those types of ads do not show up on his site if he wants to maintain maximum readership.

  72. Moe says:

    Moe … Telling someone else what they can and cannot do, when that action has no detrimental effect to outside individuals, is repression, and in my mind against core American principles. A gay man should be allowed to marry a gay man. It doesn’t effect anyone except those two men. If I wanted to pay google to put up ads saying that a black man and a white woman should not be married, I would expect an uproar. Google would most likely not allow it. Freedom of speech does allow “respect marriage” to try to put up ads, and honestly that’s great. It also allows me to say I don’t want to see them. Sorry to bring this discussion to SBI. It’s something that has been pissing me off for a while, and suddenly I see them on my favorite soccer website. Mike

    Posted by: Miikemike | April 18, 2009 at 11:16 AM

    Mikemike, that is exactly what you are doing, telling people what they should do, say and think. YOu feel ok doing that however because you have the veil of political correctness on your side. If you think your idea is better, than advocate for it in the marketplace of ideas, but don’t try to prevent others from expressing their own ideas. That is what America is all about, allowing everyone to express their ideas no matter how much you disagree with them.