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Soccer Insider: June 17, 2007 - June 23, 2007

Matchday 11: DCU at RSL

Easy one for United tonight, right? Well, remember what happened last year -- two late PKs and a loss that sent D.C. spiraling after its great start. BIG SURPRISE IN THE STARTING LINEUP: Jay Nolly in goal. Don't worry, nothing wrong with Troy Perkins. Assistant coach Mark Simpson tells me...

By Steve Goff  |  June 23, 2007; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Saturday in the Park

Good morning. Beautiful day here on the Wasatch Front. A few things to chew on before United's match against RSL this evening: *To get you in the mood for Copa America, which begins Tuesday in Venezuela, GolTV has decided to show the championship games from previous tournaments, beginning this afternoon...

By Steve Goff  |  June 23, 2007; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Benny and the Nats

United's training session in Salt Lake City was wrapping up this evening when Ben Olsen wandered over to talk about his selection to the national team for Copa America. "I am honored. It's another great opportunity for a great soccer experience in my career...." That's when the wily Fred, the...

By Steve Goff  |  June 22, 2007; 8:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Copa Roster Unveiled

Okay, after much delay, here is YOUR U.S. national team for Copa America..... GKs: Brad Guzan (Chivas USA), Kasey Keller (Moenchengladbach). Ds: Jonathan Bornstein (Chivas USA), Bobby Boswell (D.C. United), Dan Califf (Aalborg), Jimmy Conrad (Kansas City), Jay DeMerit (Watford), Drew Moor (Dallas), Heath Pearce (Nordsjælland), Marvell Wynne (Toronto). MFs:...

By Steve Goff  |  June 22, 2007; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
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Great Salt Lake

Greetings from sizzlin-hot Utah -- yes, it's going to be 99 degrees today and 99 degrees tomorrow. The footballers are going to love playing on the cool, refreshing artificial turf this weekend. Ahhhhh..... Made my way from Chicago very early this morning to Salt Lake City via Denver. Unfortunately, no...

By Steve Goff  |  June 22, 2007; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Matchday: USA-Canada

Greetings from Soldier Field....... Beautiful day on the banks of Lake Michigan. Well, other than the parking fee ($30 -- are you kidding me??). As you have known for hours by reading the Insider, Kasey Keller will start tonight and earn his 100th cap. The rest of the lineup: Keller...

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2007; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (131)
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MLS at a Loss

Honda has apparently decided to end its sponsorship with MLS after 12 seasons. According to a document obtained by The Washington Post, the auto company cited a "changing competitive landscape and shifts in marketing strategy." The contract between Honda and MLS expires in December. Sponsors come and go, so this...

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2007; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
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Galaxy Making Moves; Quaranta Next? [updated]

[UPDATED WITH QUARANTA COMMENTS] As first reported on the Soccer by Ives blog, Los Angeles appears set to deal a pair of young players, Robbie Findley and Nathan Sturgis, to Real Salt Lake for veteran midfielder Chris Klein. With Klein on the right, that all but assures Beckham playing in...

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2007; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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Keller to Start vs. Canada

Veteran goalkeeper Kasey Keller will make his 100th U.S. national team appearance tonight when the United States faces Canada in the Gold Cup semifinals at Soldier Field, sources close to the selection process said today. Keller was chosen over Tim Howard and will join Tony Meola as the only U.S....

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2007; 12:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chicago Bound

I am on my way to Chicago for the Gold Cup semifinals and will have plenty of news and USA pregame talking points upon arrival. Meantime, talk among yourselves on any topic. Soooo, who starts for the Americans tonight?...

By Steve Goff  |  June 21, 2007; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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United Signs Mupier; Open Cup Pairing Set

United filled one of its developmental roster slots today by announcing the signing of forward Mira Mupier, who had been on trial with the club last week. Some background: DCU invited him to an indoor scouting combine in January and was impressed. However, Mupier wanted to explore European opportunities. Upon...

By Steve Goff  |  June 20, 2007; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Tell Us How You Really Feel, Mr. Shearer

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer speaks out on the Magpies' possible interest in Liverpool's temperamental striker, Craig Bellamy. Whoa........

By Steve Goff  |  June 20, 2007; 1:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sarachan Out

[UPDATED WITH SARACHAN QUOTES BELOW] Chicago's loss to D.C. United last Saturday turned out to be the Fire's final match under their good-guy coach, Dave Sarachan. The club has let him go after four-plus seasons, a 55-50-31 regular season record, two Open Cup titles and one trip to MLS Cup,...

By Steve Goff  |  June 20, 2007; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
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Good Mornin'

A few things to add to your morning reading list..... *United's reserves fall in Richmond to the Kickers *United braces for Copa call-ups *New England makes a couple interesting roster moves *A former Terp is in trouble *The Insider broke the story last week. Ives confirmed the signing the other...

By Steve Goff  |  June 20, 2007; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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United Falls at Richmond

With most of its top players back home, United dropped a 3-2 decision to the Richmond Kickers tonight before about 3,000 spectators in the Virginia capital. United draft pick Ricky Schramm scored the first goal for the defending USL2 champions, and former D.C. midfielder Mike Burke added one in the...

By Steve Goff  |  June 19, 2007; 9:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
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United News and Notes

Man, it's hot out there. As you can imagine, DCU training session did not last long. Half the team was absent anyway because of tonight's friendly at Richmond. (Few regulars will face the Kickers.) Anyway..... -- I asked Dave Kasper about the reports in the Bolivan media that veteran defender...

By Steve Goff  |  June 19, 2007; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
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The Beckham Watch

So David Beckham says he felt something snap. I'm no doctor, but that's probably not a good thing, eh? If it's serious, there will be more than snapping at Galaxy and MLS world headquarters....

By Steve Goff  |  June 19, 2007; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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Shaka Spells It Out

The war of words between Trinidad and Tobago's veteran players and the country's soccer leadership continues. In a letter distributed to media today, FC Dallas's Shaka Hislop, the Howard University graduate and star of T&T's World Cup effort last summer, criticized CONCACAF President Jack Warner for his comments about the...

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2007; 4:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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United-MLS Updates

While DCU takes a day off and many of the players hit the links in their charity event at Raspberry Falls, just a few items to pass along today: -- The club is in the process of finalizing a developmental contract for forward Mira Mupier, who was on trial with...

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2007; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kings of Spain

Posh and Tom Cruise at the beginning. Players holding hands and skipping at the end. Well, everything in between is worth watching....

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2007; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Olympic Flashback

My brain is hopelessly locked on futbol, 24 hours a day, it seems, so over the weekend, when someone mentioned next year's Olympics in Beijing, what's the first thing that came to my mind? But of course, Italy-Ghana, 1996 Atlanta Summer Games, early-round match at RFK Stadium. (Yeah, I need...

By Steve Goff  |  June 18, 2007; 7:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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