D.C. United: Black-and-Red Report - 9/9
Sat, 10 Sep 2011|
At -- -- welcome into the black and red report here on CSN Washington dot com Sebastian Salazar and Ivan Carter here to talk about DC united and poised and -- ha are you kidding me through my game played four years it would it medals and then you'll not on he's been busy guys in busy and -- and it was chilly border inside job Wednesday flyers played she lets just say on Saturday it'll -- twenty days since their last game now. You know it depends who we on this team I think for some of the guys coming off international -- he'll be a nice. A bit of a respite but it's going to be interesting to see how they bounce back after such a long layoff. Now bit long layoff and -- like I know you talked about this you gave them the excuse for the Kansas City game saying they were tired okay fine well now that's not excuse. Now we've got to see it because the playoff push is starting for now what about continuity. -- all those types of things we can do with a slide up a lot of fascinating questions about this club man. Yes and one of the things that you know -- -- -- and also we were out of practice on -- it was you know. Yes you've had all this time to prepare but you really haven't because the main guys that you need a -- over aren't aren't there so how do you prepare and you know He seemed to say well yeah it's. Part of the deal. And on four seats at the time of the year when it's really critical when you. What you're gonna do it didn't matter where is these guys scored goals is -- candidacy plug him and he'll be fine. Is the other guys some wondered about Charlie Davies going to be okay. Within like in the back of the games are they get some the other guys healthy and the young guys have -- been how they get a handle such a long layoff. You mentioned the back and -- -- -- talk about day on Danny Djokovic being out now with -- hamstring injury again is massive for DC united now when you Canada ha ha. Well you know -- hamstrings are tough and it's something that has haunted him. I'm not only this season but but in the past. The options are are limited that someone in the back you've got Ethan white young kid from my Kensington Maryland who played well. And then last but also I thought I thought isn't what would be for sure the guy to step in but also seem to say there -- some other options. He even mentioned Marc Burch shoes I think more comfortable on the outside working his way backing a little bit at the -- of the time then and definitely Tapp actually got we have not heard I got who's just one of these. Great character guys in the locker room -- struggled with concussions. And if you remember back to 2007 happens to be the last time united made the playoffs. DeVon was a big part of that team and really got a lot of minutes so if He could come back and somehow recapture that form to be it be wonderful and and they could use the depth. Ask you this is here's the bottom line look you know this better and I do but I look at this process it is a playoff team bottom line no excuses. Do you do isn't that clear cut for you because a league does have a lot of parity there's not a lot of separation. But I look at this team and look at the way they -- it was a home games this pristine should be a playoff team right if you're Kevin Anderson has saying. Dedicating this roster let's go up. Yeah I think it ever when you look at what was done with that with the Bears are -- -- you have to automatically assume that playoffs this year was then. The goal. It is not that hard to give them a -- playoffs you don't sleep until it it is doable but you know -- Bill Parcells say -- your record is what your record is and this team. As of right now is a borderline playoff hockey which means. If they don't win they're not gonna be in the post season so there's some work to be done and and they have let opportunity slide the next opportunities -- this USA. A team that if you look at the standings in DC right now I'm not the top three so they've got to worry about that Western Conference. They're dead even in points with two of -- you say they're gonna plan twice in eleven days here in this matchup on Saturday as massive there's no other way around. We talk about the story of the year arsenal's kids are going to red ties for the -- some games get away from I was on all those games. And you orders is gonna come back to bottle here we got to make it up. And you need to have the kind of forget we saw when they went out to Portland and had a game like that would play really really well get a win obviously that's easier said his -- at the very least a tie. But this team has -- put together. Yet you -- USA out bring some guys that that can create some issues for DC united Justin brawn is that DC united killer tall lanky forward. Lots of lots of problems and out but this team -- USA teams and a bit of disarray too so. Maybe they get -- an opportunity there to sneak one in on the road and -- your guys Chris pontiff's. Always seems to play well on California I don't know what it is. -- yeah I -- pretty -- got they have gone -- you know I just got that double national team flavor. And not let me ask you this from dot -- where you thought that. For him until getting that experience than just playing with those guys put that USA on the chest. I give you a boost right when you -- your club yeah for sure I think it does not but it's it's difficult to see how much of a boost it'll be for for bill -- I think it was pretty clearly an awesome experience you could see from some of the stuff that He was putting out on Twitter a very good experience that I ongoing. I think Chris you know obviously was disappointed not to get a -- have gone and I think Chris is Chris is one of players that does things and I'm not that not a lot of other players do. Had a fury Clinton is true to his word about finding good attacking players Chris -- eventually get Ron was wanting to make your gonna take notice yup gold we'll score some goals -- and you know what. He's been a great year. Keep that thing going in and I I like to see come office momentum on that and they keep making a name for yourself when you single to Kelly -- yeah he's that he's gonna get some home cooking for sure it's 1030 Saturday night on Comcast sports net. Dave Johnson and Thomas wrong I don't have the call DC united achieve its USA Friday Carter on Sebastian south thanks for checking out. The black and -- report.