12 responses

  1. Nate Dollars
    August 29, 2012

    drinking game: whenever henry has that expression “i can’t believe i have to play alongside these scrubs.”

  2. ManicMessiah
    August 29, 2012

    I’m not as high as everyone else is on Conde’s performance at left back. With 2 holding midfielders and only 1 striker, we would’ve looked more solid with anyone at left back. He was great 1 on 1 in space on the wing, though, much better than I thought he’d be.

    Brilliant strike from Conde, and I would’ve taken him off instead of Solli, so there’s that.

    As far as the DeRo goal, I felt like it was inevitable this morning, and the way it was scored is about right for the Red Bulls to have conceded.

  3. Conrad
    August 29, 2012

    Well, neither goal was the fault of the back line or the holding mids, per se. The first goal: crap clearance by Holgersson, who is just plain bad. The goal was a nice volley, but a top-flight keeper should have had no trouble with it. The second goal is all on Gaudette: if you’re going to come off your line — and why would you? Holgersson was right on DeRo! — you’d better make it. DeRo made the nice read, but that goal was the keeper’s fault.
    But you really would have taken off Conde for Solli? Solli, Taino, and Lindpere (despite the goal) were poor tonight. And God bless Dax’s work ethic, but they guy has little feet of concrete.
    I don’t blame Henry for his exasperated-scrub look. He got the same look from Cahill on that crappy service that Cahill miraculously got a flick on.

  4. ManicMessiah
    August 29, 2012

    Would’ve pushed Solli to right back, Lade to Left back. Coming from further back gives Solli a better chance to get to the wing with space to put in a cross.

    Conde isn’t a great option going forward, unless everyone else so that golazo coming.

  5. G
    August 29, 2012

    Oh, and DC won the Atlantic Cup.

  6. Dank
    August 29, 2012

    Disappointed not to get the win with DC, but a really entertaining game to watch.

  7. Conrad
    August 29, 2012

    Ridiculous.

  8. Bowie Boy
    August 29, 2012

    Those are the 2 points DC fans are going to look back on when the year is over, and wonder why United either missed the playoffs, or ended up in a play-in game. 2 points worth way more to United fans tonight than any silly front office cup.

  9. cj
    August 30, 2012

    No mention of how McCarty was robbed of a beautiful goal? Cahill called for a “foul” by laying the ball off his head to McCarty who rips it from 20 yards out to the upper 90.

  10. joe k
    August 30, 2012

    yeah — that was a spectacular strike. and that was truly a phantom foul. henry was called for a similar bogus foul about 10 minutes earlier too.

    at least the ref didn’t give DeRo that penalty he flopped for.

  11. Brain Guy
    August 30, 2012

    I think Cahill’s jumping ability and timing allow him to win balls in the air over taller defenders, and referees might assume that there must have been a foul for the smaller guy to win the ball.

  12. Scott A
    August 30, 2012

    Salazar is pretty bad. He screwed both NY and DC on a few calls. Yay, the crap evens out.

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