D.C. United: Black-and-Red Report - 2/5
Z -- in Washington dot com. -- in DC united here on C isn't Washington dot com west Baylor Sebastian Salazar all the team is in Florida -- here in the studio talking about them. Everybody is talking about Charlie Davies. US national team starter for a long time before the unfortunate accident in 2009. Training with a black and red what do you think. Well I think it's it's a shot in the dark but it's a really promising one I mean now this is a player who people. May not have forgotten what he was but I mean he went down -- to Azteca stadium scored the lone goal for the United States in a very close 21 loss to Mexico World Cup qualifying -- as the next big thing on the front line of American soccer kind of replacing Jozy Altidore is that top tier four -- was hopeful for. Obviously the accident are right before the final World Cup qualifier. Stopped his career hasn't played a competitive match in over a year and now with this club FCC show if he's not gonna get run without it makes more sense for them to have him here make some money off alone it's a twelve month deal with them out last. And I should he meet the requirements laid forth by DC united it's a twelve month deal that means he would be here for the whole season really exciting stuff but the next few days so really. Com really tell what's gonna go on with him he's got seven days to prove himself to united but hey. For a squad that's looking for for help on the front line you're not gonna get a much better deal disclosed that season and been shot at Carolina. The data were also be probably prudent to temper our expectations just a little bit and not expect him to be a -- pre accident Charlie Davies right now because that's just not in within the realm of possibility at this point. But it didn't come -- and -- what I expected to -- at one -- score right -- the -- -- expect him to step in. And come -- like Luciano Emilio and immediately lighted up. But if he can be that guy that be a great thing a lot of people putting. The mark to be that got pretty quick I'm Perry kitchen number three overall pick for DC united -- also said the draft. That if he was -- -- number one he would of taken him as well that's a lot to put on a kid that could play in either central midfield or maybe something defenses start. The other in the same breath and Ben Olson you know said that he said this is the type of kid you can put that pressure on because he's just. That fundamentally sound and mentally sound -- mean that. The recommendations that have come through for this kid. Both from his college coach Carol Porter who was a candidate for the united coaching vacancy a year ago and really from Thomas wrong in the under twenty. I US national team coach are really. Really heady a lot of credit has been given this young man as one of the best young leaders that either of those two coaches -- deal with the best young players in this country. Have seen during their time coaching. It's kind of an interesting thought to think of an eighteen or nineteen year old kid becoming a leader on a team full of grown men professional -- ex ante -- -- not to who have been around the league. Off for quite some time but. There's a reality here DC united needs a change and out he's maybe we got a start that change I think it's gonna be at the central back snaps for everybody seems to have him slotted. He'd be fighting for time in a lot more difficult situation in the Centre of midfield where he did play for Akron last year but I think really long that back line is where we're gonna see him -- You mentioned Thomas wrong and of course we love Thomas wrong he's are analyst on not Comcast sports coverage and DC united on the TV side of things. He's been coming -- pretty much a central figure here with the club even you know used to be the head coach of the team now he's an analyst for us. And Comcast sports net but so many guys who have gone through that you twenty system are now part of the black and ready -- -- -- you can white Condit should not ski you know of course. Perry kitchen this is such a young team to a young in your opinion. It depends on what we're asking that question for they too young to win an MLS championship this season. Probably are they too young to compete. For Hamas -- spot I don't think so. And I think you also have to realize that those guys who are young are probably not going to be starting as much inspection terms that he and -- and Connors and -- More of a reserve role developmental rolled -- play a lot on the reserve team get a lot of competitive minutes both in training. And in -- reserve league games. But I I don't think we're gonna see a lot of run for the -- not ski he's raw. And he's also at a position that is just loaded right now in terms of your defensive central midfielder they may -- thinks and -- -- points on her back but again. -- spots there. That are already taken as well and then with -- white I think he's a raw prospect you know. Toms around with -- he's he's got a lot of potential but he still has some steps to take before he's may be -- ready and that may be what this -- four for him. But as far as the other young guys here and you know harness your -- needs. And certainly Terry kitchen I think a lot it's gonna be relied upon from them and in that case you know when it comes to playoff time if united is there. That use -- rear its ugly head. I will certainly we're witnessing a changing culture with -- DC united but how about a little couture for the black and -- the third hit. Comes along we alternate jerseys for DC united unveiled at the DC auto show what they -- Washington DC convention center and dot. -- black read this time gets the prominent color we've seen he's a lot in different varying forms on the training field -- what would you think of a bit of anyone's. Well I have to qualify as if I'm not really -- used to you know my mom probably picked out this time so but I like it pops a sense you know Bronson told you are Russ and CB. The show I said it's allowed Jersey and it makes a statement and maybe that carries more weight than with the fans -- with the media or with the press. With the players you know every once and while these guys need something to break kind of the wall and the grind of -- -- season we're talking about you know 3034 games now. That's a lot of soccer to be playing you know for some of those bigger games against it on the national networks the marquee match up against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the New York Red Bulls the big media markets. Maybe suggested there's something a little different and -- -- said the guys really like it so from that -- It's a positive is that the cause I would've picked I don't know but you know I don't know anything about fashion and it. And that brings to an art Thomas BDC united fashion police also -- time it would be a black and red -- -- -- are there -- Baylor -- will be back for much more on the team. We all love DC not. Z -- in Washington dot com.