Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Duel of Champions - DC United vs. Chelsea

The newly sold MLS champions DC United will take on English Premiere League champions Chelsea. This is the first time the two leagues champs have gone mono y mono.

This will be a great match for all involved. Freddy Adu will be on the pitch for United as will midfielder Ben Olsen and forward Santino Quaranta who have been away at the Gold Cup. There is a chance defensive man Bryan Namoff will also be back from injury in time for the game. With this being so, DC will have their best team out on the grass for this event.

DC is undefeated against English clubs, but none of them had what Chelsea has. Let me name a few of the things Chelsea has that no one else does: Claude Makelele, Damien Duff, Frank Lampard and Hernan Crespo. And those are just the ones I can think of right now.

So Chelsea comes in with a $200 million roster. DC, on the other hand, has a little less to spend. Although numbers are not exactly know, $2-3 million is a good guess. Um, who will win?

One of the great things about soccer is that money doesn't always buy you a win. If a team gets lazy then they are just asking for trouble. Tonight, I think Chelsea will get more then they expect, but not enough to show them up.

My prediction:
DC United 1 - Chelsea 2



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