19 August 2006

Match 11.23 Preview: Colorado Rapids

Match #: 11.23

Opponent: Colorado Rapids, Final MLS Matchup

DC United, 13-2-7, 46 pts, 1st in East Conference, 1st in MLS
Colorado Rapids, 9-8-4, 31 pts, 3rd in East Conference, 4th in MLS

TV: ESPN2 - 4:00pm

Previous Meeting: Colorado 2 : 1 DC United (DCenters Debriefing)

Suggested Pregame Music: Won't Get Fooled Again, by The Who.

Suggested Pregame Activity: Drink you usual pre-game beers. Eat some Doritos. Retire from the National Team.

The Stakes: DC United enters this game on a three game winless streak (at least, in league play). However, United has been on the road for the past couple of games, and are coming to the end of the season where they are at home more than not. DC normally steps it up at RFK, and that is exactly what they have to do this weekend. This is also the first re-match against a team that DC United has lost to this season. So this will be a test to see how United responds.

Things I'd like to see:"A win. Okay, more than that, I'd like to see DC reestablish a sense of importance and intensity to close out the season." That's what D wanted to see at the game in New Jersey. It still needs to be seen.

Previews from the DCUniverse: QuarterVolley, DC Sun Devil, BlackDogRed

Previews from Coloradoland: Umm, anyone know of any Rapids blogs? Seriously, we would love to add them to the blogroll.

Expected Yield: 2 points (Kinney).

Kinney's Location: RFK.

D's and Oscar's Locations? I assume they will be at the game as well.

Last Words: For old times sake.