TORONTO FC vs. D.C. UNITED
Saturday, October 7th, 2012, 1:00pm ET
BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
Referee: Armando Villareal (8 MLS games, 2.8 YC/gm, 3 PKs)
Conditions: Sun/Cloud, 11°C, Wind W 28km/hr
Opposition Coverage: Black and Red United
"You say you got a real solution?
Well, you know we'd all love to see the plan.
You ask me for a contribution?
Well, you know we're doing what we can.
But when you want money for people with minds that hate,
All I can tell is brother you have to wait!"
- "Revolution", The Beatles
There's not a whole lot to be proud of in the six seasons this team has been in the MLS, and the fans have had enough. Screaming hasn't worked, cajoling hasn't worked, and the revolving door of coaches and players sure as hell hasn't worked. So what are we left with? A protest, of course. Or rather, an appeal to make us proud again.
A win against a Dwayne De Rosario-less D.C. United won't do much in the grand scheme of things that is the 2012 season, but it sure as hell wouldn't hurt in helping destroy their playoff dreams, which remains relatively tight as it stands. We might have no emotional attachment to it, but the likes of Chris Pontius, Branko Boskovic and Dejan Jakovic will, and they'll be looking for some padding for their precarious position. Oh, and Hamid Salihi might start, since DCU supporters have been screaming for him and Boskovic to get more time.
Besides, they've not done too badly without DeRo (or MeRo as some of you may still like to dub him)...they're unbeaten in the past four, and coming off a 1-1 draw in Portland. On the other hand, the only thing we've got to look forward to is a date with Santos Laguna in Torreon at the end of the month, and Eric Hassli will still be out. No other major injuries, so what we've seen in the past few games is likely what we'll see...maybe not Freddy Hall, though. (We hope...)
So join us before and during the game in our comments section for all the thrills and spills -- Paul Mariner may say he's got the best job, but that road ahead ain't looking as rosy, if we supporters wanting satisfaction have anything to say about that.
Make us proud again, TFC. Please, or else the revolution...well, you don't want to know.