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Quiet Friday here at the Insider. Unless something urgent arises, I will not join you again until after United's friendly against Motagua (No, I'm not in Florida, but I hope to pass along some details as soon as the match ends late tonight).

In the meantime, I leave you with this magnificent goal by Roma's Alessandro Mancini (Brazil) vs. Lyon. Make sure you have the volume turned up -- it will give you chills. (Kudos to Brian Straus for digging it up). Discuss...


By Steve Goff  |  March 9, 2007; 12:11 PM ET
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That reminds me of some of the moves that Freddy used to pull off. What's that? Mancini scored? Nevermind.

Posted by: Logan Circle | March 9, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Steven,

Off topic questions.

Where will Fred play when he is in DC? Is he basically Adu's spot - playing wing, forward, and A-mid? And does this give the FO extra leverage with Gomez next year?

And what to do with Moose if Fred is signed? Will he see less PT? Seems like he is the DCU player who is the biggest loser in this deal.

Posted by: cheat | March 9, 2007 12:42 PM | Report abuse

more stepovers than frankie hedjuk!

Posted by: pat | March 9, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Fred has been projected to play on the right side, but obviously with his versatility, we could see him up top or pinched inside.

Moose has developed nicely this preseason, but not THAT much. He will continue to be a nice option off the bench.

Posted by: Goff | March 9, 2007 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey Goff,

Slow day = one of those "Goff answers your questions" days?

How 'bout it?

Posted by: Arrrlington | March 9, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey Arrrlington - how is that different than any other day? Every day is a "Goff answers your questions" day! (see his 12:56pm post)

Goff = $$$$$

Posted by: DE | March 9, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

True, true. And I'm thankful to have Goff OnDemand. But when he announces he's open for business in a blog post, it seems to provoke a LOT of questions from a bunch of random areas, which is fun.

Posted by: Arrrlington | March 9, 2007 1:31 PM | Report abuse

There's a reason they call it the Beautiful Game.

Any soccer player can learn a basketball crossover dribble in a day. I doubt any basketball player can learn to do five scissor moves, no matter how much time you give him...

Posted by: Joe Doc | March 9, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

ManCeeeeeNeee! ManCeeeeNeee! Love it. That defender only had 12 opportunities to toe poke the ball. Great finish.

Posted by: Shmoo | March 9, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

We'll probably do another Q&A early next week.

Posted by: Goff | March 9, 2007 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Golffinho,
Do you have any info. on Welton, Is he going to play the chivas game?

Posted by: koolcaio, dc fan in Fl. | March 9, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

koolcaio - Welton isn't signed so he's not able to play in official matches like the chivas game. he's only a trialist with access to playin exhibitions like tonight's.

Posted by: pat | March 9, 2007 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Welton is on a tryout. If he does not play tonight vs. Motagua, I would guess he will be released this weekend.

Posted by: Goff | March 9, 2007 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Difference between Freddy and Mancini is that Freddy would do that at midfield to advance the ball 2 yards. Mancini scores.

Posted by: delantero | March 9, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

ManCeeeeeNeee! ManCeeeeNeee! Love it. That defender only had 12 opportunities to toe poke the ball. Great finish.
In defense of the defender, if he missed the toe poke it would have been a penalty kick. Thanks for posting this almighty Goff. I saw this on the four letter network and didn't know who it was. One of the guys was just confused because Mancini doesn't touch the ball.

Posted by: sitruc | March 9, 2007 8:18 PM | Report abuse

10-4, thanks

Posted by: koolcaio, dc fan in Fl. | March 9, 2007 9:25 PM | Report abuse

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