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Tag Archives: Charlie Davies

MLS Preview ’12 – DC United

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: D.C. United Coach: Ben Olsen Last Season: 9-13-12, 7th Eastern Conference, 13th Overall Hashtag: #DCU There is a sense of anticipation around the DC United fan base this season, a sense of anticipation that fans have not had for a few years. … Continue reading

Can United Take the Next Step “Forward”? Three Questions for DCU

Posted on by Robert Hay

There was only one thing DC United fans knew for sure going into the 2011 season, and that was this season couldn’t be any worse than the previous one.  After setting the standard for futility, the team not only climbed … Continue reading

MLS Blows it Badly With Comeback, Coach of the Year Awards

Posted on by Robert Hay

Leave it to MLS to miss a slam dunk.  As part of their daily unveiling of award winners leading up to the MLS Cup (an idea that I like that they do), the league announced the winners of the Comeback … Continue reading

Portland Playoff Hopes Stay Alive With 1-1 Draw

Posted on by Robert Hay

The difference between MLS and most other major American sports leagues is that two teams with losing records can play a low scoring game in the rain and have it be one of the most exciting games of the year. … Continue reading

Fire Set MLS Record With Another Draw

Posted on by Robert Hay

In the land of draws, the Chicago Fire are kings. Last night, La Maquina Roja looked well on their way to their third win of the season after dominating DC United at home for about 70 minutes. Sebastian Grazzini had … Continue reading

Is DC United Truly a Playoff Contender?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Those who know my writing know that I have an affinity for DC United and have followed the team, with varying levels of intensity, since its inception. So it should surprise no one that I have been closely following the … Continue reading

Revs Continue DC Home Woes, Win 1-0

Posted on by Robert Hay

DC United’s poor home form continued as New England snapped a nine match winless streak and shocked DC 1-0 in front of Sunil Gulati and 15,000 plus at RFK. Matt Reis made six saves and kept New England in the … Continue reading

Bob, Robert, and Omar: The Week in Review May 9-13, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

After a midweek tease, the MLS slate is full this weekend with all but two teams playing on Saturday.  For those looking forward to a little Friday night soccer, there will be none so you’ll just have to wait for … Continue reading

My Proposal: No Yellows for Celebrations

Posted on by Robert Hay

This weekend, Tony Tchani became the latest victim of one of the dumbest soccer rules on the books.  After scoring his goal for a Toronto franchise that is probably at its lowest point, he ran off the pitch and jumped … Continue reading

How Legit are the Columbus Crew?

Posted on by Robert Hay

On March 19, the Columbus Crew dejectedly walked out of RFK Stadium in Washington on the wrong side of a 3-1 game.  The team allowed two Charlie Davies goals (one a penalty kick) and looked outclassed, out played, and in … Continue reading

Pontius Puts DC in the Black Against the Reds

Posted on by Robert Hay

Tonight’s DC United/Toronto match-up was evenly matched on paper.  Both teams were in the middle of the Eastern Conference, rebuilding after disappointing seasons last year, and had new coaches building their team in their own image.  Once the whistle blew, … Continue reading

MLS Week Four As Analyzed by Radiohead

Posted on by Robert Hay

What, you may ask, is Robert thinking.  Instead of a straight-forward and honest discussion and analysis of this weekend’s MLS action, he resorts to a cheap blogging trick and uses a popular band to help make his article different.  What … Continue reading

LA Galaxy 1 – DC United 1: Chippy Game Ends in Controversy

Posted on by Robert Hay

Yesterday’s LA Galaxy/DC United match had everything that MLS could want from a match.  A full house of passionate fans yelling and chanting the entire match as two possible playoff teams, one with one of the world’s most famous players and … Continue reading

Davies Shines in D.C. United Win Over Crew

Posted on by Robert Hay

DC United and the Columbus Crew are two of the MLS’s original franchises and two that are going through the reboot phase.  For DC United, the rock bottom came last year with a last place finish, a porous defense, and … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview : Can the Black and Red Unite Under the Fiery Olsen?

Posted on by Chris Riordan

Team: DC United Coach: Ben Olsen Last Year’s Finish: 8th Eastern Conference, 16th Overall, 6-20-4 This year’s seemingly annual retooling of DC United carries much more weight than usual.  After finishing not only the worst season in club history, but likely … Continue reading

Weekend Updates: February 4-6, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

It was an admittedly slow week in American soccer as the American sports scene shifted to Dallas and the American football Super Bowl.  Within the soccer world some amazing results and goals from the English Premier League overshadowed almost all … Continue reading

Could Charlie Davies Make DC United an MLS Cup Contender?

Posted on by Robert Hay

The rumor mill was in full tilt Tuesday with the news that national team member Charlie Davies was sent by his French club Sochaux to train with D.C. United in Florida, with a successful training leading to a year-long loan.  … Continue reading