Yeah, yeah. It’s been a while, and I’m a horrible blogger. Luckily for you, my absence has coincided with a run of results that can’t help but make you feel happy inside. Additionally, I got a lot of mileage from DC being horrible, so them winning kind of sapped my creative impulse. But it appears this team has decided to be watchable now, so I must find the wherewithal to go on.
Tonight, at 10 freakin 30 EST, DC takes on the impressive San Jose Earthquakes. DC flies into this buzzsaw with one true centerback, having to cobble together the remaining backline from Chris Korb, Robbie Russell, and Perry Kitchen. For the first time this year, the injury to Ethan White has hurt this team, as this would have been the perfect opportunity for White to deputize. Additionally, Conor Shanosky would have been another CB to fill in, but he is on loan to the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and getting major minutes for the NASL side.
Hopefully, Dwayne De Rosario continues his dominance of his former teams, and DC can outscore the proficient San Jose offense, while scrambling at the back to try to keep the team’s head above water. Ben Olsen will probably roll with the same lineup (aside from injuries) tonight, although he may look to give Bill Hamid another hack at the starting job.
Hamid-Woolard, McDonald, Kitchen, Russell- Najar, Saragosa, DeRosario, DeLeon- Santos, Pontius.
DC 3- SJ 2 (Pontius, De Rosario, DeLeon)