13 September 2006

Preview of Match 11.27: At New England Revolution

Match #: 11.27

Opponent: New England Revolution

DC United, 14-3-9, 51 pts, 1st in East Conference, 1st in MLS
New England Revolution, 8-8-10, 34 pts, 3rd in East Conference, 7th in MLS

TV: DK/MLSlive.tv- 7:30pm (Note: In a previous version of this post, I mistakenly included CSN. This game is not on Comcast. The DCenters regrets the error. Certainly D does. See comments.)

Previous Meeting: New England 1 : 1 DCU(DCenters Debriefing)

Suggested Pregame Music: I don't know what Kinney was complaining about, as his pregame music choice was brilliant last time. Anyways, I'm going with the only rap music I know of more hilarious than MC "Deuce" Clint Dempsey, so I recomment "All You Need is Love" by the Justified Ancients of Mumu (The JAMs)

Suggested Pregame Activity: Broker a transfer deal for Mr. Dempsey to Charlton Athletic, or, even better, to Rimini.

The Stakes: New England is not exactly secure in the playoff race, and always plays DC tough, especially at home. United has shown a few signs of life in the last two games, and a strong performance will build momentum nicely for the stretch. Add in a five point lead over FC Dallas for the Suppoter's Shield, and there is plenty on the line.

Things I'd like to see: The referee calling the incessant shirt tugging we can expect from the Revolution midfielders. Eskandarian to rest his knee and come back strong. Adu to maintain some consistency. Donnet to find someone on a cross.

Previews from the DCUniverse: DC Sun Devil, QuarterVolley

Previews from the New England Insurgency: Are there even any Revs dedicated blogs? Man, RSL makes them look bad. Thank goodness they at least have a matchnight site.

Expected Yield: 1 point (D)

D's Location: At home, watching on MLSLive.TV over the wireless network (and on the sofa).

Oscar and Kinney's Location: Unknown, but wherever it is they will raise the average cool factor by at least 10%.

Last Words: "It's a matter of time."


At 13 September, 2006 16:21, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the CSN website, the game is not on tonight

6:30pm SportsNite (L)
7:00pm MLB: Boston Red Sox @ Orioles (L-HD)
10:00pm SportsNite (L)


At 13 September, 2006 16:47, Blogger D said...

AnonK:You are correct. And I knew that. Oops.

At 13 September, 2006 20:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just recently subscribed to the DirectTV Sports pack, which includes Fox Sports New England. My listing shows that the United game should be on there, but the game is blocked. Anyone know why Direct TV is blocking the game when Comcast is not showing it? I tried calling customer service but after waiting about 15 minutes to talk to a live human, I gave up. Would appreciate any insights.


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