DC United Next Coach Cup: Round of 16

The group stage is now in the books, with a few notable names getting tripped up at the first hurdle as the field narrowed from 32 to 16. Now things start to get really interesting as we move to the single elimination phase of our program.

While my four "secret seeds" (all finished first in their respective groups) were kept in separate quarters of the draw, thus ensuring they won't meet until the semi-finals (if they get there), the rest of the draw was made by randomly picking up marked bits of yellow legal pad paper (classy operation we've got here). Picks were seeded, of course, so group winners always face runners-up, and separate pots kept group-mates away from each other.

So here's the Round of 16 matchups. Get your votes in quickly as the round ends Monday evening...


  1. This is fun! And interesting. Etcheverry is becoming more and more of a candidate in my mind (if not in reality).

  2. There's a rumor that EFCOG might sign with the Red Bulls. Dang, I really thought we had a chance of grabing him!