(A little shout out to San Francisco's KFOG)
*United's Jaime Moreno shows off his footwork and helps Bolivia earn a 2-2 tie with Venezuela on the opening day at Copa America. Hard to believe he represented his country in the World Cup 13 YEARS AGO.
*As first reported here yesterday afternoon, the Red Bulls are about to release two defenders, Tim Regan and Taylor Graham.
*This is a day old, but worth mentioning: (Hockey? What's hockey?)
NEW YORK (AP) -- The CONCACAF Gold Cup final attracted 41 percent more television households in the United States than the Stanley Cup finals clincher -- and that was just for the soccer game's Spanish-language telecast.
The United States' 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Mexico on Sunday received a 2.5 fast national rating on Univision, the network said Tuesday. That translates to 2.83 million households, nearly double the 1.48 million homes that watched the 2005 Gold Cup final between the United States and Panama.
This year's English-language telecast was on the Fox Soccer Channel, which is available in about 30 million homes and is not rated. Anaheim's series-ending 6-2 victory over Ottawa in the Stanley Cup on June 6 received a 1.8 rating on NBC, which comes to 2,005,000 households. The rating is the percentage watching a telecast among all homes with televisions, and a ratings point represents 1,114,000 households.
*Anyone ever been to Landisville, Pa.? D.C. United will be going soon. That's because the Harrisburg City Islanders came from behind to beat Ocean City (N.J.), 2-1, in the U.S. Open Cup last night and will host United in a round-of-16 match July 11 at a high school field in a small town near Lancaster. Complete results here.
*The top teams in the W-League's Northeast Division will face each other at 7 tonight at Maryland SoccerPlex when the Washington Freedom (6-0-1, 28 goals, 3 allowed) plays the Jersey Sky Blue (6-1-0, 27 goals, 1 allowed). Christie Welsh has returned to the Freedom after spending the last month with the U.S. national team.
*Please join me for a live online chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. today and check "Washington Post Live" on Comcast SportsNet around 5:30 for my weekly appearance. (The live show begins at 5 p.m., the repeat starts at 8:30.)
Okay, that's all for now. Back to reading this month's GQ. If you've seen the cover, you'll know why.
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