I’m shocked. I’m stunned. I’m thrilled. I’m even starting to think about possibly heading to Columbus.
Even after Ralston’s injury last week, if you had asked what odds I’d put on DC United actually winning last night, I’d have said 50/1 – seriously.
Who could’ve thought that a United team could beat a good New England outfit despite Emilio looking terrible and Moreno and Fred gutting it through injuries?
Who could’ve thought that a team that had for large portions of the season looked like they’d rather be anywhere on the field would find the character to come from behind?
Who could’ve thought that RB castoff Francis Doe would score twice including a great goal where lit up Michael “WE BETTER CAP HIM BEFORE HE BECOMES THE IRISH GIUSEPPE ROSSI!” Parkhurst like the proverbial rented mule?
And the amazing thing is, it doesn’t even look like DC needs that much in the way of good results elsewhere to make the Columbus game next week into a win-and-you’re-in situation.
I am still completely stunned that United pulled that off. All night after the DC game (and the Caps comeback) I was just babbling incoherency to myself. DC sports fans rarely have moments like last night.
What a night.
Bring on the weekend. Bring on the Crew.