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Denver, ugh

Here's the latest forecast for D.C. United's season opener Saturday in Denver. The Brazilians are going to love this.


By Steve Goff  |  April 5, 2007; 3:09 PM ET
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if Troy's hamstring is still at all tender (the FSC announcers kept alluding to him "planting his feet" that suggested to me he might be compensating and not 100%) there may a higher chance of reinjury in the cold.

Posted by: K | April 5, 2007 3:20 PM | Report abuse

But didn't Emilio play in Germany? He's got to be at least a little bit used to that type of weather.

Posted by: TG | April 5, 2007 3:27 PM | Report abuse

It is not going to be much better around here on Sat.

Posted by: Rocko | April 5, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I don't know if anybody cares, but I got bored at work today and loaded all the DC United games on the schedule as of today into a google calendar.

Here's a link to the XML.

Here's a link to the iCal.

Posted by: Colm | April 5, 2007 3:35 PM | Report abuse

...and then God said "let it rain or snow for every DC United match, domestic or international, in the 2007 season..."

Posted by: I-66 | April 5, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Yes, Emilio experienced cold-weather conditions in Germany several years ago, but Fred did not.

Actually, the entire team will have to adjust after spending the last 10 days in 80-degree Guadalajara.

Posted by: Goff | April 5, 2007 3:43 PM | Report abuse

BBC sport reporting Stan Kroenke has bought 9.99% of Arsenal.

Posted by: Drunken Duncan | April 5, 2007 3:45 PM | Report abuse

I blame Soehn - Nowak wouldn't let the games be so cold and rainy.

It is snowing here in Breckenridge.

Posted by: JSF | April 5, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

And chilly and rainy in downtown Denver. It was in the 70s a few days ago. Welcome to April in Colorado.

Posted by: Kenobi | April 5, 2007 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I saw Perkins rubbing his thigh at a break in play and couldn't figure out if it was just a wipe of wetness or an "Ow my hamstring is broken" rub.


Posted by: Logan Circle | April 5, 2007 4:09 PM | Report abuse

cheers for the calendar, Colm! WAAAAY easier than typing them in myself!

Posted by: Boss T | April 5, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Yes! Thanks Colm. We'll note this on your next performance evaluation.

Posted by: I-270 Exit 1 | April 5, 2007 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait until we join the rest of the world and play thru the winter. Boston, SL, Denver, NY, Columbus, Toronto, Chicago, yes MLS was built for winter play. Domes anyone?

Posted by: tony | April 5, 2007 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Here's a question for you Steve:

When you travel for roadtrips, what's your typical itinerary? In the day before, out the day after? If it's someplace nice, do you milk a couple of days out of it?

Posted by: Kim | April 5, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

To the idiot who posted that the poor weather in Denver is Soehn's fault: what planet are you on? The blame clearly lies with Erpen.

Posted by: entropy | April 5, 2007 4:30 PM | Report abuse

"It's snowing here in Breckenridge." Why don't you just follow that up with "I'm on vacation and I've been skiing. Nyah nyah nyah na na."

Watch out for the trees.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 5, 2007 4:53 PM | Report abuse

This hits right to the point of "Boy, I just can't understand why we don't go to the world/European fall-spring calendar" - It's because of days like this!! In the US we have weather conditions that are more extreme and prolonged than what is faced in most of the rest of the large soccer playing nations, both winter and summer so you have to pick your poison and if you pick winter you immediately fold MLS because none of the northern cities are going to draw in winter.

Posted by: JJ | April 5, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

Hell, none of the northern cities draw in the Spring, Summer, or Fall.

Posted by: AlecW81 | April 5, 2007 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Going from Mexico to Denver (hot to cold) is easier that going from cold to hot...

I agree it's Erpen's fault...

Posted by: Hacksaw | April 5, 2007 5:18 PM | Report abuse

The cliche about if you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes hold pretty true in Denver. Probably not going to be really warm but with it being spring and the mountains right despite for forecast we very well could wake up with snow on the ground saturday or it could be sunny and 65F. Either way, Soehn will enjoy his first league loss as a head coach.

Posted by: Allen | April 5, 2007 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Hot to cold is easier than cold to hot? How many NFL teams that play in the South or in domes can go to outdoor stadiums in December and win? Cold to hot is definitely easier than hot to cold.

Posted by: hsp(2)70, Exit 1 | April 5, 2007 5:39 PM | Report abuse

MLS doesn't play in a fall-winter season because of (now less frequent) stadium conflicts with the football tenants and the lack of TV time against NFL and college football.

Q. Where does the big money in sports come from?
A. Television contracts.

Q. What makes more money for ESPN, college football or soccer?
A. Duh!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 5, 2007 5:43 PM | Report abuse

anon 5:43pm: dead on.

jj: you are correct. I can tell you that Germany, while cold up north, isn't nearly as consistently bad as say Chicago in the winter where I've had more than a few days where spit was turning to ice cubes before touching the ground. (Toronto has the potential to get even colder, as if that ever seemed possible)

Have fun in that. Oh, and no, NFL rarely gets that treatment as the season is done before January and people will come out to the playoffs no matter what.) December is not as bad as late January-February is in most of the country.

Posted by: papa bear | April 5, 2007 6:33 PM | Report abuse

So the Crapids have to play in a wet and cold Dick for their first game? That sucks new stadium balls.

Posted by: Southeasterner | April 5, 2007 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I herd that the game is a over sold now, because the stadium suffered shrinkage.

Posted by: jgildea8 | April 5, 2007 6:51 PM | Report abuse

At a glans, you would be correct!

Posted by: Winoman | April 5, 2007 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Freakin Erpen... :)

Posted by: jj | April 5, 2007 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Colm, glad you were bored at work. Thanks for the ical update. v. cool. can't imagine what you can do if you were really, really bored.

Posted by: SLB | April 5, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

""So the Crapids have to play in a wet and cold Dick for their first game? That sucks new stadium balls.""

Cold or hot it doesn't make a vas deferens.

Posted by: dela | April 5, 2007 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Leave Erpen alone. What do you expect from a guy whose job description is "left back?" :)

Posted by: Mitch | April 5, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

all of you are jumping on Erpen for giving up the
tying goal--but how about Perkins
he gave up the winning goal for Chivas---
Is it lack of love for Argentinians
and always love for All-Americans

Posted by: DCUSanAntonio | April 5, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

According to my friend from Buenes Aires, they prefer Argentines, DCUSanAntonio.

Glad some people like the calendar files. Hope to see everyone on opening day.

Posted by: Colm | April 6, 2007 1:37 AM | Report abuse

The tying goal was clearly just as much Boswell's fault as it was Erpen's. Sure the guy can screw up from time to time, but that doesn't give everyone the right to jump on his balls needlessly. If Bobby had shown more faith in Facu, and stayed with his man then we probably wouldn't be having this dicussion in the first place.

Posted by: Chris | April 6, 2007 1:46 AM | Report abuse

as requested -
I'm on vacation and I've been skiing. Nyah nyah nyah na na

conditions weren't great; out in the hot tub with snow showers

Posted by: JSF | April 6, 2007 2:40 PM | Report abuse

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