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Who should the Union start against DC United on April 10?

March 26, 2010 6 comments

IF we learned anything from the Union’s first game it’s that Nowak’s lineup didn’t work. This has been discussed extensively here, here, here, and just about everywhere else.

So what should the starting lineup be against DCU on the 10th? Is it too early to start speculating? Hello no! I’m suffering from Union-on-TV-withdrawal and need to keep the posts going.

Below are my current best 11 (after the jump):

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What?! The Union played and I missed?–A look back at the team’s Saturday of goals

February 15, 2010 2 comments
Jack McInerney scores goals!

Jack McInerney scores goals!

Over the next few weeks I’ll probably begin every post like this: “Sorry!”

I hate that I can’t cover the pre-season in depth, but grad student responsibilities seem to interfere with keeping a website up-to-date.  And I did have something that sounded like a commitment for a match report from the game, but that disappeared into the ether.

So it’s left to me to try to piece together what happened from twitter and the Union’s official site. Here we go:

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Roster needs v. 1.0–warning!–long post

January 21, 2010 7 comments
Chester Stadium

Soon to be ringing with the sound of SoB

A week ago Union fans were treated to a relative cornucopia of Zolo goodness. Not only did we get to see the coaching staff, future players, and team jersey live on national TV, we also got an up-close-and-personal introduction to the Sons of Ben, who serenaded Danny Mwanga (and the whole convention center) with footy songs, and made us dream of one day hearing a whole stadium rock to the tune of SoB acappela.

But aside from all the more visceral excitements of the draft, it also provided us with some more serious team-building and roster issues with which to ponder. First of all, we actually have a roster–19 players to be exact. This means it’s possible to start playing around with lineups and formations and, thus, more seriously and more accurately examine which holes exist and how to fill them.

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Slow news day=gratuitous videos of a Union player

January 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes, Superdraft hangover is in full swing, and is not being helped by the fact that this week is turning out to be a fairly slow news-wise (Michael Orozco rumors notwithstanding).

So, I thought I’d jump back to the expansion draft, and show a couple videos of draft-day steal Shea Salinas.

First, here is one when he played for the Earthquakes, beating three guys before getting tripped-up in the penalty area and then scoring the subsequent penalty kick:

And here he is again, scoring a scrappy goal against the Wizards:

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