United News and Notes
Updates from Estadio RFK.....
-- Rookie forward Guy-Roland Kpene has a groin injury and will NOT be available for Sunday's match against the Red Bulls, the club confirmed.
-- Midfielder Clyde Simms sat out after aggravating an ankle injury Saturday night and is day to day (aren't we all).
-- Midfielder Brian Carroll has returned to his regular routine after missing the L.A. game with a quadriceps injury.
-- Midfielder Kasali Yinka Casal has a stomach virus and did not practice.
-- The reserves will play tomorrow at New England. They are flying up in the morning and flying right back afterward. Approximately 10-11 players will travel and be joined by at least three guest players.
-- Goalkeeper Andrew Quinn, former DeMatha star who plays at Notre Dame, has been working out informally with United. He will return to ND in August. It's not uncommon for local players to practice during the summer. Andrew is the son of noted local sports photographer Tony Quinn (a Newcastle lad who is based in Silver Spring).
-- Hope to have some Galaxy news later today (maybe). And if you are really desperate for more Insider insight, I will make a 10-minute appearance on Washington Post Live on Comcast SportsNet today around 5:20 p.m. today (replay this evening).
I will have more on United in the Thursday newspaper editions and on washingtonpost.com this evening.
Keep reading below for some Tom Soehn comments...
(On getting its first shutout at L.A.) You always want the clean sheet. Did we play a clean game to get a clean sheet? No. So on that side, you're not happy. Troy did a great job and our defenders came up late, but do you want to gamble like that and put yourself in that kind of position? No.
(On lack of flank play) We're working still on giving us more options. You don't want to be one-dimensional. Versatiliy in the attack is what makes you dangerous. If you are constantly attacking the same way, you become predictable and that's what we've done a little bit. Sometimes going wide, sometimes going over the top, sometimes playing to the feet, it's got to be a good combination of all of that. ... Right now, we're attacking the middle of the field too much. Once you attack the flank a couple times, it opens up the middle.
(On Emilio's lack of goals) Everybody thinks Luci is in a scoring slump. Well, we haven't exactly provided the best service for him to be successful.
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