Greetings from Estadio RFK
Oh, all kinds of strange things happening here at the ballpark a couple hours before kickoff:
*Former Terp Domenic Mediate, a flank player who never fully regained form this preseason after having his leg broken last August against Los Angeles, has been waived, which clears space for another senior roster player (Welton Silva? developmental player upgrade?). Mediate was not eligible for a developmental role and the team couldn't justify keeping him on the senior roster ahead of more qualified others. He played in eight league matches last year and made two starts.
*DCU and Comcast SportsNet finalized their four-year broadcast deal, which means each and every one of the 30 regular season games will be on live TV this season. According to sources, Comcast paid an undisclosed rights fee -- the first time the club has sold local rights. The full schedule on TV is a bit misleading because HDNet, which will carry three games exclusively, is available in so few homes. Also, you'll need Fox Soccer Channel to see several others.
*DCU legend Marco Etcheverry will be special consultant to the president, aka Kevin Payne. He is not a full-time employee, but will assist in youth development, help establish relationships in Latin America and provide scouting.
*The field looks terrible. Muddy footprints everywhere. Ugh...Enjoy the view on FSC.
(McTavish for Olsen, who is carrying a yellow card)
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