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 told him to take it easy for a bit. Tom Soehn thinks Guy might participate in full workouts tomorrow.
-- Defender Kim Jaggy and forward Mira Mupier began their trials today and will be in camp for as long as necessary for the club to evaluate them. "We're always looking for options to make our team better," Soehn said. "As we continue to go through games and figure out what our needs are, we'll continue to bring guys in and fill holes and needs."
Mupier was at United's indoor combine in January and although D.C. was interested at the time, he wanted to pursue European opportunities. "We'll evaluate and see where he has gotten since he's been gone," Soehn said. Mupier is eligible for a developmental contract.
-- Olsen was the center of attention after practice with the gathered media. The Sports Bog was in attendance. Be sure to read his material this afternoon. One bit of news: Olsen said he, Bobby Boswell and Bryan Namoff have been instructed by the USSF to get immunization shots in case they are selected for Copa America. (Is that really necessary for Venezuela?)
During training, after scoring yet another goal, Olsen turned to me and yelled, "Hey, Goff, can you get into the blog I scored two goals today?"
Perhaps you already saw that L.A. has traded defender Tyrone Marshall to Toronto for forward Edson Buddle. The Galaxy is also preparing to sign a foreign forward. As I reported yesterday, Carlos Pavon of Honduras is high on their list.
One other note: Silvino Gonzalo, who said he will coach the proposed expansion USL team called Real Maryland FC, tells me that Salvadoran forward Ronald Cerritos (a longtime MLS player who spent time with United) has tentatively agreed to play for the new club starting next year. "It's 99 percent," Gonzalo said.
In case you missed it, here is my Moreno story and notes from today's print edition.
And be sure to check out Mr. Olsen diagramming his goals on "Washington Post Live" on Comcast SportsNet this evening, beginning at 5 p.m.
Also, you'll get a chuckle from this MLS video clip:
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