15 May 2010

An Open Letter to DC United

There are two possibilities... either I am the foremost football tactician of our day, or Onalfo is watching a different game with different players doing much different things. Because I am seeing very obvious things that I would think can be easily fixed. Benching Castillo, for example...

On the terrible heels of a terrible 2-0 loss, terribly, I offer these thoughts on what should be a much better team.

1. If Castillo can't challenge the keeper, or even kick the ball over the head of the first defender, he shouldn't be taking the free kicks. Week after week his efforts are embarrassing.
2. The Allsopp/Cristman type of forward is the future of DCU, if not the MLS. Connor Casey, who is a terrible soccer player, is at least a hard worker and a physical presence up top.
3. Troy Perkins isn't a bad keeper. Please stop saying so, Sacho Cirovski. (That was from last week...)
4. Why does the defense have so much creativity with their fouling but none with their offensive crossing or passing?
5. Ben Olsen off the bench? Not really, but let's rally around the hard workers: Morsink, Cristman, Allsopp. Castillo, Simms, Wallace: these under-performers need to sit on the bench for a week or two and ruminate.

Share your own thoughts in the comments.

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22 Comments:

At 04 July, 2010 15:12, Anonymous FansUnitedFC said...

While the MLS is an up and coming soccer league, I think it will reach a new level of fan involvement as soon as ex-world class players like Henry, and Ronaldinho make the move. While Beckham provided great publicity, I don't think he displayed the level of play which was expected of him. If the MLS can attract such talent, I would not be surprised if it reached the level of some of the European leagues. Even during DC United's golden age during the 1990's their level of play still left much to be desired so all we DC United fans can do is wait for US Soccer to become increasingly popular and for the MLS to attract some of the best talent in the world.

 
At 10 August, 2010 20:48, Anonymous Soccer Wallpaper said...

Stop dreaming. MSL is at the same stage as the A-league in Australia relying on retired worn out has beens. Without home grown talent you are going nowhere.

 
At 20 August, 2010 06:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Egomaniac should get his butt kicked for screwing people.

 
At 27 December, 2010 12:24, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what happened to Chang's investment in Underwater World? The New Zealand company is bankrupt. no surprise that Chang ran DC United to the ground. There is no transparency nor accountability at Westlake International Group. WIG is nothing more than a piggy bank for the spoiled brat.

 
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At 26 December, 2011 09:39, Blogger Ridgescores said...

Well I am obviously writing this way after the fact!!, but I saw this and it was interesting to note the differences now. I mean, Beckham may no longer even play for the Galaxy, but PSG next season...http://www.soccerstop.com

 
At 27 March, 2012 06:40, Anonymous will.chang@wetlakegroup.net said...

All my venture capital and private equity deals remain indefinitely illiquid. No IPOs. None. My investment in Exceller Golf school went belly up. I racked up 10 million dollar loss in Westlake Hospital. I am losing $1.5 millions a year owning DC United. I am an expert at losing money. That's why I thought about comminting suicide.

 
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