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Soccer Insider: May 13, 2007 - May 19, 2007

The Aftermath

United's victory was dampened by a season-ending injury to forward Jamil Walker in the reserve match. He ruptured his Achilles' tendon in the first half and will probably not be able to run again until next spring. The reserves played to a 0-0 tie. With Walker hurt in the first...

By Steve Goff  |  May 19, 2007; 8:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Matchday 6: DCU at TFC

Greetings from Toronto..... Gorgeous day on Lake Ontario, sellout crowd expected. Got a chance to watch the FA Cup final in the hotel lounge this morning. Nice combination between Lampard and Drogba to win it. Bizarre no-goal situation earlier when Giggs slid into Cech. Feel free to share your thoughts...

By Steve Goff  |  May 19, 2007; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Esky Says Hello

Greetings from Toronto, a fun, sophisticated, beautiful and diverse city -- one of my favorites (except for the traffic). MLS made a wise decision coming here. Attended Toronto FC's training session this morning at the new BMO Field. Very nice place on the shores of Lake Ontario about a mile...

By Steve Goff  |  May 18, 2007; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Northern Exposure

I will be on assignment in Toronto all day Friday and might not have a chance to update the Insider until late afternoon or early evening, if at all. My regular contributions will return Saturday afternoon before United's match against TFC. In the meantime, feel free to use this thread...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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NOT the Gold Cup Roster

CONCACAF this evening announced the preliminary rosters for all Gold Cup participants. Pay absolutely no attention to the U.S. list. Every team was required to submit a roster for marketing and organizational purposes. According to USSF sources, the American roster included 39 names. CONCACAF chose 23 of them to put...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 7:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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DCU: Sanneh Deal Unlikely

According to the Chicago Tribune's Web site, DCU has expressed interest in oft-injured defender Tony Sanneh, who played the past two seasons with the Fire but did not have his contract renewed this past winter. Sanneh, who will turn 36 in two weeks, began his MLS career with United in...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 3:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Meanwhile, in New York.....

Here's the latest on Argentine defender Mariano Fernandez, who is on trial with the Red Bulls. A good source tells me that he tweaked his hamstring and is being evaluated. If it is minor, he will stick around and train again soon. If worse than expected, he will likely go...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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No Respect for Namoff

It was brought to my attention by a couple Insider loyalists yesterday that Bryan Namoff, who has been arguably D.C. United's best defender this season and perhaps the club's top candidate for national team duty this summer, was not included on the MLS online all-star ballot this week. Seemed strange,...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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UEFA Highlights

The Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan next week will have a difficult time matching the quality of the so-called second-tier championship, the UEFA Cup, between Sevilla and Espanyol. As you probably already know, Sevilla repeated with a 3-1 penalty kick victory, but how the match reached that...

By Steve Goff  |  May 17, 2007; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  World  
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I'm Just Saying...

In case you missed it at washingtonpost.com, here is the transcript from my live online chat this afternoon. (Not sure why it was listed as 2 p.m.; it's always at 1 p.m.)...

By Steve Goff  |  May 16, 2007; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Q&A  
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At the Copa

Don't get me wrong, I love Copa America and will be watching this summer. But when big-name players say they are not interested or unavailable, it takes some of the luster from it. Brazil will be without some superstars -- not that they're incapable of winning the championship without them....

By Steve Goff  |  May 16, 2007; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  World  
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What Makes Us Happy?

The USSF's decision to lift Bob Bradley's interim tag and give him the national team job has brought out strong emotions from both supporters and detractors. One of the arguments against Bradley is that he is an uninspiring choice and will not lift the American program to the next level....

By Steve Goff  |  May 16, 2007; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
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Sorry, Boys

Heather Mitts tears ACL, out six to eight months, will miss Women's World Cup. Besides being an excellent player, see here why so many lads will miss her....

By Steve Goff  |  May 15, 2007; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Women  
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United Quotes and Comments

TOM SOEHN On his trip to Poland: "Right now, we have no Polish players." On playing in Toronto: "It's a pretty hostile environment. It's going to be great for our league to have that kind of fan support. As we look to give our guys experience, hostile environments like that...

By Steve Goff  |  May 15, 2007; 12:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Howard U. Makes Its Choice

An impeccable source with strong ties to the local soccer scene tells me that Howard University has hired Joseph Okoh as its new coach. Okoh has been the head coach at Division II Shepherd University in West Virginia. Prior to that, he coached at several Washington area high schools. Shaka...

By Steve Goff  |  May 15, 2007; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Soccer  
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DCU Training Report

Greetings from The Grounds. (Not to be confused with the adjacent Estadio RFK.) Fred (groin) and Simms (ankle) are participating in preliminary workouts -- a good sign as the club prepares for Saturday's match at Toronto. McTavish (hip), however, is jogging on the side. More details later..... Soehn returned from...

By Steve Goff  |  May 15, 2007; 11:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wednesday Announcement

The USSF has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon in New York to make a "major announcement." I guess they're unveiling the Gold Cup roster, huh? :-) As we reported here first at the Insider last week, Bob Bradley is set to become the full-time national team coach after...

By Steve Goff  |  May 14, 2007; 8:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Another Argentine to MLS?

I am hearing that the Red Bulls are interested in Mariano Fernandez, a 28-year-old central defender from Nuevo Chicago in Argentina. He has played in Italy and Spain and nearly ended up in the Netherlands a few years ago. He will begin a tryout this week. Also hearing the Galaxy...

By Steve Goff  |  May 14, 2007; 4:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Week Ahead

A quiet Monday. I did not attend DCU training today. I plan to be there tomorrow. Keeping an eye on the status of the proposed Guevara trade to Dallas, the U.S. coaching situation and a few other rumors. This guy is going to L.A. when the international window opens June...

By Steve Goff  |  May 14, 2007; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Saturday in the Park

Some thoughts..... -- Dallas was on the brink of acquiring Amado Guevara late Friday afternoon when the deal hit a snag. The specific reason was not clear, but apparently had nothing to do with what Dallas was going to send Chivas USA. Talks could re-start this week. Do the Frisco...

By Steve Goff  |  May 13, 2007; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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