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Soccer Insider: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

The Aftermath

DATELINE: IHOP Ballston. (We went with the blueberry and apple-cinnamon pancakes, absolutely no whipped topping, and some golden hash browns on the side.) A predictable result against a very depleted Chicago club. Once United got that early goal, it put the club in position to dictate the game and draw...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2007; 11:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
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Matchday 10: United-Fire

Greetings from Estadio RFK..... Pitch appears to be in better condition than last week (It couldn't get any worse, could it?). Two-plus hour before kickoff, some of the reserves who will not be in uniform tonight, plus the suspended Bobby Boswell, are working on their conditioning on the far sideline...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2007; 4:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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Busy Day, Eh?

1 p.m.: Canada vs. Guatemala, Gold Cup quarters at Foxborough (Telefutura) 4 p.m.: USA-Panama, Gold Cup quarters at Foxborough (Fox Soccer Channel, Univision) 7 p.m.: USA-China, women's friendly at Cleveland (ussoccer.com) 7:30 p.m.: United-Fire at RFK (HDNet) I will create my usual DCU thread an hour or two before kickoff...

By Steve Goff  |  June 16, 2007; 7:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (81)
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Pavon Deal Done?

We told you exclusively here at the Insider on Tuesday that the Galaxy was seriously pursuing Honduran striker Carlos Pavon. Now, my man Ives up north is saying the deal is done. I have not received confirmation today, but this story seems to have nailed it. (Insider and SBI, that's...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2007; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Freddy vs. DCU? Ain't Happening

Next Saturday was supposed to be the much-anticipated first meeting between Freddy Adu and his former club, D.C. United. RSL officials said they had been assured before the season that, even though the June 23 match was awfully close to Adu's call-up date for the Under-20 World Cup, he would...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2007; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Just Another Tricky Day

I would love to pass along all the details of United's training session on the eve of the match with Chicago, but alas, Coach Tom Soehn decided to close all but the final few minutes to media in order to work on tactics and his lineup. Fear not, Insider loyalists,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2007; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Honduran Superstar

The big news for Honduran futbol this past week might not have been the national team upsetting Mexico or winning its first-round group at the Gold Cup. It just could have been the news that forward David Suazo appears to be heading to Serie A champion Inter Milan after several...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2007; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Simply the Worst

What a surprise: RSL does not win again. This time, Coach Jason Kreis gets tossed, Freddy tosses up his arms in disgust at Esky, and an injury-time strike by Dominic Oduro wins it for Dallas. Full highlights here. Perhaps we should start an RSL first-win pool. Will they do it...

By Steve Goff  |  June 15, 2007; 8:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
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Golden Quarters

The Gold Cup quarterfinals are now set: SATURDAY *Canada-Guatemala 1 p.m., Foxborough, Telefutura Outlook: Not pretty. Canada's patience will be tested by the disruptive Chapines. Prediction: 0-0 (Canada advances on PKs, 4-2). *USA-Panama 4 p.m. Foxborough, Univision, Fox Soccer Channel Outlook: USA in good form, Panama very dangerous (as witnessed...

By Steve Goff  |  June 14, 2007; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marshall Suspended, Pavon Scores 4

The same day Toronto acquired Tyrone Marshall from Los Angeles, the veteran defender was suspended by MLS for three games for his tackle that broke Kenny Cooper's leg last weekend. One-game suspension was automatic for a red card and the league added two more. He was also fined $1,500. Meantime,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2007; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DCU News and Notes

Greetings from Estadio RFK/Stade RFK/RFK Stadion..... Here is what you need to know: -- Guy-Roland Kpene (groin, abdominal), Clyde Simms (ankle) and Kasali Yinka Casal (ankle) jogged on the side and will be reevaluated throughout the week. Guy told me that he feels fine but that the medical staff has...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2007; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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USA, Looking Ahead

We watched the Americans win all three first-round matches. We saw them score seven goals -- by six different players -- and allow none. We saw Bob Bradley use a variety of lineups and combinations in order to manage minutes and keep his players fresh for the elimination rounds. Next...

By Steve Goff  |  June 13, 2007; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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USA Matchday

Sorry for the late start on this thread. (Insider Nation expects better, I know!) I've been running around all day and, frankly, with the USA already on the way to the quarterfinals, this match does not carry the same weight as the previous two. Anyway, please share your in-game and...

By Steve Goff  |  June 12, 2007; 7:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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United Roster Possibilities

Dave Kasper said the club is considering re-signing Dominic Mediate, who has been with the club in training and has played in reserve matches as a guest player. A decision will come in the next couple weeks. Also, two players wil begin trials Wednesday: defender Kim Jaggy and forward Mira...

By Steve Goff  |  June 12, 2007; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Galaxy Search Continues

What I am now hearing about the Galaxy is that they have taken a strong interest in signing striker Carlos Pavon, one of the great scorers in Honduran soccer history. He is 33 and has been playing for Real Espana in his domestic league. He has quite a re'sume' --...

By Steve Goff  |  June 12, 2007; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Moreno Departs for Copa

This just in..... United captain Jaime Moreno has been officially called up by Bolivia for Copa America and will depart Washington this week to begin training with his compatriots. He will miss at least four MLS matches: vs. Chicago on Saturday, at RSL June 23, vs. Colorado on June 28...

By Steve Goff  |  June 12, 2007; 10:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Media Matters

D.C. United is off today, but maybe some news or updates later. Lots of rumblings in MLS. Hope to find out more later. Meantime, for DCU fans, be sure to program your DVR/TiVo/VCR for "Washington Post Live" on Comcast SportsNet this week. Ben Olsen will appear Wednesday to break down...

By Steve Goff  |  June 12, 2007; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-20s on the U

The ESPN family, which holds the English-language U.S. TV rights to all FIFA events, has decided to show the entire Under-20 World Cup in Canada this summer -- but you might have to work a bit to find it. Expect an official announcement this week. Every U.S. first-round match --...

By Steve Goff  |  June 11, 2007; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Salas and the Fire

For those of you in Chicagoland in desperate need of a Marcelo Salas update, here's the latest from MLS circles: The Fire wants to sign the 32-year-old Chilean striker and is offering $22,000 per month the rest of this year. The club would also be willing to pay a $100,000...

By Steve Goff  |  June 11, 2007; 10:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Down Goes Mexico

They struggled to beat Cuba, they lost to Honduras, and now Mexico needs to beat group leader Panama on Wednesday in Houston to secure a spot in the Gold Cup quarterfinals. A tie might work, as well, but prevent them from winning the group. Worst-case scenario for tournament organizers: Mexico...

By Steve Goff  |  June 11, 2007; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Aftermath

Ben Olsen? Three goals? Are you serious? Wow. It was more than Olsen, though. United played with width, found an attacking rhythm and maintained its intensity. Fred overcame a weak first half and inspired the second-half uprising. Emilio was a consistent threat and Erpen did a solid job on Angel,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 10, 2007; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Matchday 9: DCU vs. N.Y.

Greetings from Estadio RFK..... The turf covering the baseball infield looks awful. Might as well play in Lot 8. I just got back from the pitch; it's not good. Groundskeepers were pouring some green sand formula in the grooves. Players were grumbling about it during pregame routines. Okay, most importantly,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 10, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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