Seattle Matt Gets His Game
Commenter Seattle Matt sent me the email announcing the Real Madrid - DC United exhibition in Seattle. Some are annoyed that DC is flying out to the west coast, but are trying to reconcile it as "in the interest of MLS." I'm not sure that I buy that it is a sales demo, given that the Sounders are a pretty decently supported team out there, but if nothing else, it gives Pacific Northwest DC expats a chance to see our beloved team, so I can't begrudge them that. Yes, I kind of have the same feeling about this match that I had about the last time a team traveled for a friendly against Real Madrid, but not quite as intense.
So to Seattle Matt and our other PacNW bretheren, I wish you well on the game. Enjoy it. As for DC fans in other parts of the country, I don't think we need to place too much stock in this game. Yes, Piotr will probably go out and try to win it, but he was willing to alternate players against Celtic, I have no doubt it won't be our Best XI taking the pitch against Real Madrid. Plus, if there's one thing DC United is good at, it's beating teams that overpay for foreign talent only to fail to win a championship.
Quick MLS-style Press Release Note: D has announced a posting at noon today that will have a significant impact on the future of The DCenters. Check back then.