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DCU Non-Update and Charity Event

United will practice at Georgetown University today (approximately 10:45 until around 12:30), if you're in the area and want to get a glimpse of the ballclub.

I will not attend, so no training updates today. Sorry......

In case you missed it on our Web site or in the print edition this morning, here's my profile of Kasali Yinka Casal.

Also, a bit off topic, the third annual Nicole Megaloudis 5K Run/Walk will take place April 1 at Byrd Park in Richmond. Nicole, step daughter of former United coach Thomas Rongen, was a high school star in the Washington area and emerging talent at Virginia Commonwealth when she was killed in an auto accident three years ago. Her brother Chris is DCU's youth developmental coordinator.

Proceeds benefit the foundation in Nicole's name, which awards need-based scholarships to students who hope to continue their athletic endeavors at the collegiate level. To register for the event or contribute, please click here.

By Steve Goff  |  March 21, 2007; 9:40 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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First Colonel Goffinse der Kamelbunk:

I can't seem to gather whether this is being seen as a reserve season for Casal, or if he's expected to make the gameday roster regularly (minus U-20 duty)?

Posted by: Logan Circle | March 21, 2007 10:43 AM | Report abuse

From all indications, he'll usually be on the regular game-day roster (just as he was in the first leg vs. Chivas). But I'm sure he'll also play regularly in reserve matches.

Posted by: Goff | March 21, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Steve, loved the piece on Casal. As a Fulham fan, though, I'm wondering why Fulham gave up on him at such a young age. Did you hear any specific reasons?

Posted by: Dave R | March 21, 2007 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Nope. Never got a chance to call them. I guess it's the equivalent of a major league baseball team letting a Class AAA prospect go elsewhere.

Posted by: Goff | March 21, 2007 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Uh-oh, another player choosing to play for a national team that is not where he was born and raised . . . Stone him! Stone him!

Posted by: gringo | March 21, 2007 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Although in his case, he'd likely have about a .0873% to make the English squad. This isn't a Rossi situation.

Posted by: AlecW81 | March 21, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

If Fulham were letting a good prospect go somewhere else to get playing time and develop, wouldn't the transfer be done as a loan arrangement? Otherwise, wouldn't Fulham's interest in the kid be relinquished permanently (side arrangements being illegal and all)?

Posted by: MattM | March 21, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

free transfer. fulham no longer has any claims to him.

Posted by: Goff | March 21, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Dang! Woulda played hookie from work to see them practice...

Any idea whether DCU practiced on Georgetown's (arty-turf) Multi-Sport Field in the middle of campus or (grass) North Kehoe Field on top of the Yates Rec Center? Just curious.

Posted by: Juan-John | March 21, 2007 3:19 PM | Report abuse

fantastic! we've been starving for information on this kid since he signed... sounds like he has the potential to be a nice MLS player.

Posted by: jeremy | March 21, 2007 11:28 PM | Report abuse

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