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Quick United Update

*We already knew Amado Guevara would not play this weekend vs. United because of a red card. Well, now it appears he's not going to play against anybody in MLS anytime soon.

*Fred did not practice because of a groin injury suffered Thursday night, and although he will likely be officially listed as probable for Sunday, do not expect to see him in uniform.

*Devon McTavish (hip flexor) jogged lightly and is almost certain to sit out again Sunday.

*Clyde Simms, who returned from an ankle injury to play Thursday and left in the second half, is fine and will be available against Chivas.

*United will announce a formal partnership with Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro. What does it mean? DCU players perhaps training in Brazil during the offseason, a possible pipeline for players to come to DCU, an exchange of on- and off-field approaches, etc.

*Bobby Boswell's parents are in town from Florida and watched training today. Their son provided the line of the day in the media room, saying, "Bryan Namoff invests more money on hair products than I earn in a year. You can write that."

serious quotes below.....

SOEHN
(On Thursday's game) As a team, we showed the heart that was required. We had a little stretch right after halftime -- and it was only a small stretch of about 2 1/2 minutes -- where we gave them really their only two opportunities that weren't set pieces. And sometimes a team going through troubles, that's all it takes is 2 1/2 minutes. As we got better over 90 minutes, there's one stretch that comes back to haunt us.

(Four in the back) We did well, we just fell asleep coming after halftime. Bobby stepped to win a ball, we didn't drop the two back and they pounced on it. Overall, I think you could have played with three in the back and you would have gotten the same. The attitude was different. That's still what is important.

(Erpen in the middle) He's more comfortable in the center; we knew that.

(Will he stay there?) Time will tell.

By Steve Goff  |  May 4, 2007; 1:17 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Cheers for Preki having the onions required for this situation....

Posted by: JkR | May 4, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I saw the spreadsheet, and he's not joking.

Posted by: LeesburgSoccerFan | May 4, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Its too bad Fred picked up the knock, cause he looked great last night. He was playing what seemed to be a "roaming" midfield role, which suits his skills quite well. And he had Namoff behind him, playing very solid D.

Posted by: the cheat | May 4, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Kpene looked pretty well composed on the wing...his performance was a pleasant surprise.

Posted by: Dave the Wave | May 4, 2007 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Did Mama Boswell bring up chicken soup for sonny boy and the press corps? Or did Namoff pay for the whole spread?

Posted by: G-Unit | May 4, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

We sign Knepe in the afternoon and he dresses for the 18 man roster. After the Addlery signing and now Knepe going right to the 1st team bench, Jamil Walker seems to indeed be "Dead Man Walking" as far as his DCU career.

Posted by: Eric Z | May 4, 2007 2:32 PM | Report abuse

A-M-A-D-O
A-M-A-D-O
A-M-A-D-O
Guevara is a __________.

Good MLS doesn't need him, he's just a headcase.

Posted by: Tweaked | May 4, 2007 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Do any of you know where Kpene lined up in wherever he was before he got drafted? Or where he's been positioned in practices?

Posted by: greg | May 4, 2007 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Good work, Goff. Glad to hear Fred looks to be out for only one game, not 3 or 4. Hopefully they rest him well, Groins can be tricky.

Posted by: DCAustinite | May 4, 2007 2:46 PM | Report abuse

So, what's next for Guevara? Back to the Honduran league? I don't see anyone else around MLS that would take him at this point (other than Toronto, but he just refused them).

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | May 4, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Is Guevara suspended in a manner similar to Terrell Owens with the Philadelphia Eagles a few seasons ago (i.e. team can not terminate his contract but they paid him to stay away from the team). With Llamosa out for the year and Guevara's suspension, the Goats have a lot of dead salary $ hitting the cap this year.

Posted by: Eric Z | May 4, 2007 3:47 PM | Report abuse

So since this sounds like he is all but officially waived, does this make him the most expensive player to be waived?

-dave

Posted by: gnat | May 4, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Any idea where Amado is headed? Any talks in the locker room we mostly could not hear?

Posted by: Bolivian DC Fan | May 4, 2007 4:06 PM | Report abuse

In the where does Amado go pool, I put my money on RSL because of their history.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 4, 2007 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I think you want:

A-M-A-D-O
A-M-A-D-O
A-M-A-D-O
Guevara is "an" ______

:)

It's a catchy chant, but might as well make it educational for all the boys and girls.

Posted by: RB | May 4, 2007 5:11 PM | Report abuse

Greg:
I only have the 2006 div II championship tape, but Kpene lined up as a forward. I think that is where he is most comfortable.

Posted by: JSF | May 4, 2007 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Steve,

Does Soehn think he has the players to move forward or did this game just buy time before he makes some roster changes? I liked DC's sense of urgency and spirited play, but I didn't see anything creative out of NE.I agree we could have gotten the same result with three in the back. And that comment is what scares me.

Posted by: Crazy Al | May 4, 2007 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Based on the new salary information made public today, it wouldn't be hard to spend more on anything that Boswell makes in a year.

Posted by: Spendthrift | May 4, 2007 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Goff,

Nice job on WPL today.

Posted by: A Rickey | May 4, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

"Goff,

"Nice job on WPL today."

I didn't get to see WPL today, nor did I get to Wynalda on Wednesday's edition of the show. (However, I did see Will Chang on Thursday.) Can anyone fill me in on what I missed?

Posted by: Go Penn State! | May 4, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Boswell's slim salary is his own doing. The club offered him $90k+ he refused so he could play out this contract and then leave on a free transfer if the right offer comes along.
Can't say I blame him really.

Posted by: AlecW81 | May 4, 2007 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Gnat,

I think JOB is the most expensive player to be waived. Either him or Sanneh by a wide stretch.

Posted by: Jason | May 4, 2007 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Alec, Nope can't blame him but he will be blaming himself if he doesn't take it up a notch and gets the same reception as Carroll in Europe

Posted by: JMR | May 4, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

What happened to Casal? He made a great pass in the 1st game and then we don't see him, what gives?

Posted by: GJ Pere | May 4, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, hate to say it but Boswell telling DCU to take the 90K and shove it is the smartest move he could have made. He will go to a team that pays players when his contract is up and make close to the non-DP max as long as he doesn't screw up royally.

Posted by: Duke | May 5, 2007 9:52 AM | Report abuse

Ummm he didn't turn down United's offer to sign with another club. He turned down the offer to play in Europe.

No team in MLS would pay him non-DP max.

Posted by: AlecW81 | May 5, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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