22 February 2006

Happy DC United Day Part 1: The US of A

Okay, so I've been bummed out by all of this controversy and kerfluffle recently, so today is going to be "Happy DC United Day." Any day like this needs a master of ceremonies that can truly life everyone's spirits, and for the District of Columbia, we're fortunate to have just the right person for the job. So, direct from the National Zoo, pleas welcome Tai Shan, aka Butterstick!

So Butterstick, are you ready for Happy DC United Day?

Good man...er...panda. So what happy things should we celebrate for Happy DC United day?

Right, Ben Olsen's goal for the US National team. That was pretty cool. I guess we should update the odds on DCU people making the Stars and Stripes. Now, while the Olsen goal helps him, I think that DCU candidates are still behind on the Arena's depth charts, and none of the front runners are really making the mistakes needed to allow DCU players to move up.

  1. Ben Olsen (Odds - 4:1, previously 5:1. The goal, his attitude, and his versatility have to be attractive to Arena, but will he take a name off to make room for him?)
  2. Santino Quaranta (Odds - 12:1, previously 10:1, some nice passing, but running out of time, and doesn't have the versatility [yet] of other options at the wing)
  3. Brian Carroll (Odds - 14:1, previously 12:1, not only running against other Dmids, but against Olsen. Ben's gotta be ahead in that race.)
  4. Bobby Boswell (Odds - 50:1,unchanged, BUT HE'S CAPPED! WOOO! BOSWELL, NATIONAL TEAM PLAYER! I am such a homer. Photo from Yellow Card Journalism of #4 Boswell here.)
  5. Freddy Adu (Odds - 50:1, unchanged)

Thanks for reminding me Butterstick. Stay with us, and I'm sure you'll have more as we celebrate Happy DC United day, including my DC United kitchen materials, and images from Tai Shan's trial period with DC United.


At 22 February, 2006 08:28, Blogger Bill-DC said...

I hope Olsen sticks. He's worked hard and to leave him off would be a mistake by Arena IMO. Go Ben!

At 22 February, 2006 11:09, Blogger D said...

Bill --

I do like Ben, and I'm sure the Bruce likes him, but while he's good I really can't make the argument that he would be the best choice, talent and skill-wise. He would be a second to fourth option at several positions, which is good and versatile but I'm not sure it's enough.

At 22 February, 2006 14:08, Anonymous Matt said...

Ben is cool...I love players that make fun of themselves.

See ussoccer.com and go to the player reaction video where he talks about his goal.

Something about his feet were frozen..if they hadn't been he'd probably have kicked it over....

Funny stuff...for a DC Homer.

Was that Rimando in goal for Gautemala? I thought he was cap tied to the US.

Just kidding!!!!


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