Black and Red Report: depth, defense and Bill Hamid
Thu, 5 Jul 2012|
CSN Washington dot com. But in the black and red report Kellie -- joined by Dave Johnson and Sebastien cells are welcome gentlemen. Distributed here especially after a win before -- always going to be your day. Oh it's good to be here -- huge brand like you just touched on now of course they did not get the result they wanted out of their rightful matchups but a big -- on Saturday if. What's there it's a responsive to come back with a three up and win the shut up and it was important for him defensively. And you also ever a better second half it has been -- you know it one nothing lead. Wasn't happy with that with the first half so. I think in a lot of ways it shows just the level of accountability that he is holding. This team through because he realizes this is a team with potential. As we saw in the lineup on Saturday this is a Duke Team that can go places but they can't pick the -- off -- the real question goes. Sebastien well I think. More than the emotional response which is obviously important after a loss that was what they were able to do you know this team really struggled in possession each of the last two weeks. And that against Montreal in three really important categories. Passing completion percentage total pass in possession they set season -- so it's the ability to. Look at your issues addressed them acknowledge them and then be better in those specific areas that to me is really impressive about -- out -- it's it's also -- I respect because even though the possession arrow where is NBC's every minute halftime it wasn't. Is we talk about -- broadcaster such as Borowski it didn't feel like a big possession -- distribution so. They still need to get better and it was a much better the second half so it it's really the response that they needed going into the expert. You talk about possession and of course a huge rebound defensively as well just one shot allowed angles Sebastien yet this group was a little bit perturbed when the Hamas all star balloting came out. Eighteen out of nineteen teams and Hamas had a defender nominated for the Hamas also in DC united was the one that didn't get this group is up at the top of the Eastern Conference in terms of shot out. And I think you saw an effort to that end they were really upset about not having at least one guy now a lot of that has been injuries but there's guys like Brandon McDonald Daniel ward who at least deserve denomination. Have you thrown in there pretty your nomination -- getting to your -- -- injuries are very -- Djokovic has been dealing with injuries and yet I think he had his best game of the season. Foreign arms that it's of that that's encouraging as well I think the big part of that all star snub. If you woes is the factor. Is the fact that they could not get a consistent offensive line some some ways it's amazing they have the defense -- -- ago. Well let's talk about the way that they lined up on Saturday as well. -- -- -- -- top instead of in the middle is this something that we're gonna see moving forward and. Well -- it just Georgia they -- depth. DC united and and it's -- -- -- some sort of mean -- is I know every year we say we have depth but he he told me generous but this year we really mean it had against. It's playing out that way. Because you -- that. False number nine kind of -- withdrawn striker Crocker Boston which gave them fall dimensional but to win licenses -- -- -- of these guys. -- -- you have Chris funny -- -- look forward to the left side of midfield where he's very comfortable. So it shows the options I think it's certainly you know way we're gonna see this team is in coming matches and they chose I don't think for every single match. But I think it shows what a wonderful option is. To add that depth that he can you. And I think that's the key it's not going to be the same eleven with this group won because of competition I mean there's just so much competition within this team. That you can't expect the same eleven guys but also Ben Olson has admitted that this is a situation -- roster he's got different types of guys. For different types of games Bronco prosecuted at home an ideal players didn't get to action off of a free kick and he can also help you keep possession. On the road maybe you want somebody with a little more -- as they say. In the midfield and. Fortunately for Ben -- he has the options to have this diversity and to plug guys in and out when he wants one that's of. Your way when you move right there resorted to Wear them bite from a player that that -- he has moved up higher on the field that he adds more of an element that I think keeps. Opposing defense is on there and I think we're that the conservatives and it was a concern Saturday. You know mirrored there was -- 34 years old Barnicle Boston which neither one of those are great guys they're gonna. At this point when you a lot of possession and win win a lot of -- so that's where a lot of pressure comes on Perry kitchen and also the wide midfielders also help defense. But Terry's been great at at this I mean if there's anybody on that team you could say is the defensive person it's been nominated other than bill me for the Australians and Perry kitchen. And Sebastien of course the lose -- no -- for about a month so what happens to the roster with that kind of a hole and well I mean you don't replace any harm but you've got -- -- it gives you a little something different Danny Cruz I think Daniel C a majority of those minutes. He's a very feisty player Ben Olsen has a lot of trust in a lot of faith in Danny. I did is also been turning on his offensive game of what he got into that Red Bulls match first action a month and within the first minute had sits perfect. Thirty seconds and -- Now he only had to make one save on Saturday but let's talk a little bit more about -- need. -- huge rebound after very rough start in the spring. He's kind of like 60 and two since coming back from him the injuries last fencing -- and so a big rebounds for him to him. Yeah and on I think also where we you just mentioned competition I think they're -- equality bill -- week we know. That's why he -- represented the United States is there were trying to to qualify for the Olympics but he comes back and she's would you Willis is -- and so I hired got to believe your your -- made. That's only gonna raise your game a little bit higher because you really battling for number one spot because he'll look -- Willis gave us some quality games. Yeah and it has been a struggle for bill Hamid but I don't think it's on bill if you look back even to -- the opener I mean he made seven great saves that sporting Kansas City match. That most people remember -- gone easily either way sporting Kansas City was all over DC united and if not for -- need one stop particularly early on. That game could have been very different so. He's been solid all year he went through his trials with the Olympic team that was a great -- I think more than an ankle injury it was the emotional hold any kind of suffered there. Now he's back and you know musical -- that never lacked for confidence and now may be the most -- he's ever been so I think he's not isn't a pretty good spot when it comes -- -- -- year around this team all the time intimately so more so than any of us reporters so. When you're around -- you did you see it change because he himself has mentioned and maybe seven to a few articles that. He's changed and he really needed to go through that turmoil to grow up a lot and change his game did you notice that a soft. You know he's changed but in the same brat he never lost his confidence and he keeps saying that you know he never doubted for a second that he would win that job back. When given the opportunity I think if you look at bill -- career going through the academy system is highly touted prospect. Being signed as a teenager immediate success at the MLS level in 2010. This is the guy who hasn't had many speed bumps in his career and I think it's good to know that young player sauce -- Bob Hope. It is very us. That's who we also have to remember so he. You know I think it is impressive how he deals with these speed bumps because that they're gonna come along and once you make your debut -- it's not just the whole smooth sailing at that point he certainly. Found that out you know in a dramatic where there's. -- -- a good step for DC united positive signs all around and moving forward for Sebastian Salazar and Dave Johnson I'm Kellie Cowan and I'll see you next time on the black and red report. CSN Washington dot com.