13 October 2006

Preview of Match 11.32: Chicago Fire

Match #: 11.32

Opponent: Chicago Fire

DC United, 15-6-10, 55 pts, 1st in East Conference, 1st in MLS
Chicago Fire, 12-11-8, 44 pts, 3rd in East Conference, 5th in MLS


Previous Meeting: Chicago Fire 1 : 0 DC United

Suggested Pregame Music: No New Tale to Tell, Love & Rockets

The Stakes: Chicago is looking for "home-field" in their opening playoff battle against New England, and will need a result to make that a possibility. DC is attempting to balance "rest" against "momentum", and D is firmly endorsing the idea of rest. Even if you were to win this game, is that really a whole lot of momentum? Meh.

Things I'd like to see: Eskandarian to take a few shots. Moreno and Adu to get less than 45 minutes. Gomez to get less than 70 minutes. Donnet to integrate fully into the system. Nobody to get hurt.

Previews from the DCUniverse: DC Sundevil

Previews from the Chicago Fire Folk: Eh.

Expected Yield: 0.5 points (D)

D's Location: Sofa.

Oscar and Kinney's Location: Oscar might be at the game. Kinney should be home eating chicken soup.

Last Words: Preseason


At 13 October, 2006 12:27, Blogger Kinney said...

Well I might be feeling better by Sunday. Looks like I'm past the worst of my cold. But either way I will be at RFK.

At 13 October, 2006 13:30, Blogger Caps Nut said...

Avoiding Red Cards and Yellows that will result in suspensions will also be a thing on Sunday.

At 13 October, 2006 13:38, Blogger D said...

Caps Nut: Fortunately, single yellows will not mean suspensions, as MLS has indicated that cumulative yellow card suspensions will not be enacted in the playoffs. However, red card ejections would cause a player to miss a game.


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