D.C. United: Black-and-Red Report - 12/10
Thu, 9 Dec 2010|
Dot com. Plug in DC united once again here on TSN Watson dot com -- Baylor Sebastien and dolls are -- been -- while walking out on on let's start. Would the hiring of a new head coach same as the old interim head coach Ben Olson. Yeah surprise move for sure you know we heard all the rhetoric about a month outfit Ben Olson would not be the head coach who were not really be considered for that position he was -- My concern is not a penalty and I think about -- you and I both work with -- quite a -- you more so than not I think absolutely commands respect canal locker room I think. Tactically he's he's very aware and I think from the moves that we've seen so far. He's player valuation is dubbed it ahead of the curve my only concern is that this DC united job that it one point would have been a pinnacle job and MLS. Clearly seems to have lost that lobster no longer can they go out and -- have their choice the club. In terms of coaching candidates it seems like they had to settle here a little bit prevent Olson. But I do think that Ben will be well equipped to handle the rigors of an MLS he's and we know at the end of the year he really wanted to get more time and he's gonna. Yet he grinned at that job he took a reluctantly because that is francoeur on the all slow getting dismissed but he learned to love it enjoy it and really want it's a good on -- But I would view it has a little bit more about the status of the organization maybe than it does about battles in the -- out the job -- that being said black and red move forward and boy they made a big move right away right entered via expansion draft can make a deal the Portland Timbers Rodney Wallace going out last. Dax McCarty coming to DC united what do. -- well I think he's the type of player that can really help but a consistent worker in the midfield -- gotten very -- Easy on the ball thought first touch and very good at distributing he's maybe not be attacking -- midfield that this club has. Has always had and will always want. The role that Bronco -- it's failed to fill last year and hopefully maybe he can get more -- -- -- -- that role but he's Dax McCarty a valuable valuable piece in in midfield in the Centre of midfield our heart and soul kind of got any young guy who's good enough. To be a consistent top level player and MLS but maybe just a level shy of getting that interest from Europe. That'll pull away so DC united I think really locked out here and getting a potential long term solution. In midfield I love the signing of backs. It might have -- -- it might be still. Dude. Player personnel -- buddies you know don't give credit where credit is due to at Alston and today and -- they're not -- -- selling point and -- Dave cash. With a great future in this league I'm sure we're gonna see more of him with the Portland Timbers coming through and they did they -- done the team said they were gonna go get someone in the reentry draft. So the speculation began the Joseph and I knew it was sort of -- A name that had. And popped up much like you know -- kind of disappeared off MLS radars for awhile I got who'd gone over to Turkey after a very successful 2007 season with Houston. And then come back this year and not ever really found a group. With the Dynamo but he's really really good off the ball in this is a guy who makes incisive runs and. When you see a team playing you see a great through ball oftentimes you'll say wow what a pack. But there's got to be run on the end of that -- what it is awesome at that he's great at getting behind defense does something -- united struggled to do I think Latin pop up top. Obviously right now you've got to look at him it is a very likely option to be one of the two starting sports and I kick this next season off. And I think he's a very good addition a big physical presence and a guy who when he gets hot can finish he's gonna have to get hot for this team -- they're gonna rely on him quite a bit as it looks right now. Now and it's command and to see if Pablo Hernandez is the guys paired with a may be Chris -- -- comes back -- -- point. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Where they stand right now it's the super draft comes up. In January may be looking for another young defender or maybe -- -- make a move further defender especially not Rodney Wallace and Jordan -- were -- jettisoned. You know at at the time of media expert. -- address yeah I mean this is Q on very much to back line is gonna be a concern going for there's a couple great young defenders out of Akron -- -- program with a fine. Finalists for the DC united job a year ago. And -- they both are projected to be very high draft pick. In the upcoming super draft that's where they might go on and there's a couple really good local goalie Zach and Matt. Half out of Maryland. And get our struck body you've yet and then there's also -- very exciting under twenty national team product and Omar -- like top top of the line 46 foot three. I a lot of potential there he may not be an immediate contributor but I gotta keep an eye out for he's also plated -- -- Three picks united picking third. After a slight all leader on CF and Washington dot com we've. Gathered ourselves we're ready to make a run of our home will see you next week because there's a lot going on with a black and -- for -- -- -- I'm Russ Taylor. 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