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Zzzzzzz

No, this is not a discussion of United's Poplar Point stadium plan. Fooled ya, didn't I?

After four early-morning flights in five days, a wayward trip on a Chicago train, two lousy meals at TGI Friday's (I had no choice!), a peaceful afternoon in Park City, some bad futbol, some good futbol and some great futbol, I am going to sleep.

If anything urgent arises the next couple days, I will post it on this thread. And feel free to use this forum to discuss anything that is on your mind.

Meantime, please submit your very important questions for my Wednesday live online chat on washingtonpost.com.

Good night.....

By Steve Goff  |  June 25, 2007; 12:04 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Welcome back Steve. Great job, as usual.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 25, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

You put in two hours of driving to go to Park City?

Go off the ski jump into the water? Bet that woulda been refreshing.

Posted by: G-Unit | June 25, 2007 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I'll be in San Francisco for some of the Superliga matches. Does anyone know of a good soccer bar within walking distance of Union Square?

Thanks in advance.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 25, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Go to sleep little Goffer. You have a big day ahead of you tomorrow.

Posted by: Dave | June 25, 2007 12:36 PM | Report abuse

Can they re-schedule the Colorado game so its not the same time as the US vs. Argentina? Will Gomez and Erpen even show up for the MLS game or will they be watching the cup match in the locker room?

At least the WC last year was on during different times this just sucks.

Posted by: Southeasterner | June 25, 2007 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Can they reschedule Argentina so that it doesn't happen when I'm spending my day at Jimmy Buffett?

I need to stop being so cheap and buy DVR. Argh.

Posted by: Kyle | June 25, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Me thinks I know who played the bad futball...Goff you sure you want to go to sleep after that? I know I had nightmares Saturday night.

Posted by: Kosh | June 25, 2007 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Park City is less than an hour from Salt Lake.

Posted by: byu | June 25, 2007 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the updates!

Posted by: m | June 25, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

How Expensive or impossible would it be to get Nery Castillo in a DC United uniform? Your story indicated he played in Greece, is their btrand of football/soccer that much higher than MLS???????

Posted by: DC Surfer | June 25, 2007 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Well done, Steve. Get some rest!

Posted by: Friendship Heights | June 25, 2007 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Castillo's going to Europe and a bigger side after that performance. Not to mention that DC doesn't have a senior roster spot open, and we need backline help, not attacking midfielders.

Posted by: G-Unit | June 25, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Kim, Chest Rockwell

Was Steve Armstrong the guy that held out after being drafted and then came onboard after he couldn't get any better offers elsewhere?

PS... I know this is off topic, but the "we need some defensive depth" topic is so obvious... haven't we been discussing it since...???

;-)

Posted by: SoyManya! | June 25, 2007 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Buy a DVR!!!! Gotta love being in three places at once (Jimmy Buffett, DC United game, & US/Argentina game).

United should start saving up to sign Theirry Henry in 4 years when his contract with Barca runs out. That should be about the time when Jaime is ready to retire.

Posted by: Gooner | June 25, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

TGI Fridays!!!!!?????

No choice? Come on, you could have had a candy bar and bottled water from the news stand instead of that crap.

Boo sir. BOOOOOO!

Posted by: Eric | June 25, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

We can dream all we want about getting Castillo, Guardado and other young & talented Mexicans to play in MLS. The reality is that they all want to go to Europe, and we're stuck with the likes of Cuauhtemoc Blanco. Did Blanco do ANYTHING to help his team on Sunday? I bet the Fire fans weren't happy when they saw his lame contribution to the game.

Posted by: SSMD | June 25, 2007 2:14 PM | Report abuse

I know GolTV is covering the Copa, but does anyone know if any of the Spanish channels will be covering the games like the did for the Gold Cup. Thanks...

Posted by: mikemc | June 25, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

For I-270 - take a bus and go to the Haight - there is a bar called Mad Dog in the Fog - great little pub. Call ahead and see what they are showing. Out near GoldenGate Park there is a bar called the Kezar Pub where we used to watch all the DC games with some exiles there. Both these pubs should have web information.

james

Posted by: James | June 25, 2007 2:48 PM | Report abuse

According to an Argentine newspaper, the expected starting line-up versus the US, based on the last 3 trainings, will probably be:

Abbondanzieri; Zanetti, Ayala, Gabriel Milito y Heinze; Verón, Mascherano y Cambiasso; Riquelme; Messi y Crespo...

Posted by: SoyManya! | June 25, 2007 3:39 PM | Report abuse

We can take em!!! (ducks for cover)

Posted by: Felix | June 25, 2007 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Is Goff catching up on sleep or trying to store up some sleep? What I'm getting at... is he going to Chavezlandia to cover the Copa or is the Post sending someone else? We need boots on the ground!

Posted by: SoyManya! | June 25, 2007 4:12 PM | Report abuse

The Spanish trifecta will be covering Copa, and the U-20 WC as well, except for the first game against the ROK. USSoccer.com has good coverage of when the national teams will be on TV.

Posted by: Ex-Silver Springer | June 25, 2007 4:26 PM | Report abuse

James,
Mad Dog is a great bar!
I watched a US v Mexico game at that bar. Good times ;-)

Posted by: jgildea8 | June 25, 2007 4:41 PM | Report abuse

mikemc - most of the Copa matches will be on TeleFutura. That's channel 47 over the air in DC, and it's on most (if not all) cable packages around here.

Some of the bigger matches (Mexico, finals, etc) will be on Univision.

Posted by: Kev | June 25, 2007 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Somehow I doubt the post sends anyone to Venezuela for the Copa...I know if I were managing sports editor I wouldn't. The U20 WC would be a better place to cover, but don't know that I'd send a reporter to even cover that.

We've just gotten spoiled this past year with Goff. The man needs his rest.

Posted by: LeesburgSoccerFan | June 25, 2007 4:57 PM | Report abuse

He can rest when he's dead - until then, we need to know what's going on! ;-)

Posted by: Lonnie | June 25, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Is he the Soccer Insider or not? He better be on a plane to Maracaibo ASAP!

;-)

Posted by: Huevón | June 25, 2007 5:06 PM | Report abuse

the resource for finding out what is on which channel is soccertv.com

the Argentina games is at 8:45 according to the GolTV schedule. Not sure if that means 8:45 kickoff or maybe 9:00. But anyway since the DCU game is at 7 it will be over by 9. If you hurry home you should be able to see the second half at least if you don't want to record it.

Posted by: Glenn | June 25, 2007 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Thanks James.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 25, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Sadly, everything I read today reagarding the U.S. and Argentina doesn't mention the fact that the team that won the Gold Cup is not the same team participating in the Copa... And get this, Tevez was complaining in the Argentine media about being left off the starting 11... Tevez is a sub on their team!! Tevez... a sub! Argh! It ain't gonna be pretty...

Posted by: SoyManya! | June 25, 2007 5:32 PM | Report abuse

"The international record of the United States men's national team is .500 (189-189-111) for the first time in 489 official games, dating to 1937. The team reached the break-even point thanks to an 8-0-1 record under Coach Bob Bradley ahead of tomorrow night's Concacaf Gold Cup semifinal match against Canada in Chicago."

That's from the NYT a couple days ago. Apologies to Goff if he already noted this.

At least for the next few days, we can bask in our now-winning record... :-}

Posted by: Juan-John | June 25, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

C'mon Goff. You're slacking on your coverage of the U-20's, the USWNT, and local W-League.

//sorry, I'm bitter about the misleading title to your post...sleep is for the weak

Posted by: sitruc | June 25, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Good Luck Tomorrow Jaime Moreno!
Kick Some Butt, and when you score please lift up your shirt and show off a dc united jersey to the world!

VAMOS Jaime!!! El Diabloito!!!

Posted by: Go Bolivia | June 25, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

I was a bit struck watching the commentary by FSC in the gold cup final. The play-by-play guy seemed extremely pro-US to me, shouting 'Yes!!' when the US scored and the like. I live outside the US most of the time so I rarely see US tv coverage of soccer. Is this a general standard of Fox Sports, or is it something common nowadays on US tv?

Posted by: johnsemlak | June 26, 2007 1:39 AM | Report abuse

According to Ives, Red Bull traded Dunivant to Toronto for Goldwaite in an attempt to get center back depth and cap relief.

http://njmg.typepad.com/sbi/2007/06/red-bulls-trade.html

Posted by: Mike | June 26, 2007 3:40 AM | Report abuse

"According to an Argentine newspaper, the expected starting line-up versus the US, based on the last 3 trainings, will probably be:

Abbondanzieri; Zanetti, Ayala, Gabriel Milito y Heinze; Verón, Mascherano y Cambiasso; Riquelme; Messi y Crespo..."

Oh my God......

Posted by: Anonymous | June 26, 2007 7:22 AM | Report abuse

BTW, Abbondanzieri just won the Zamora as the best keeper (goal against) in La Liga this year with Getafe.

Tevez says Real Madrid interested in him (marca.com).

Posted by: RK | June 26, 2007 8:01 AM | Report abuse

Goff,

Time to get up and go to school. Let's go . . the bus is coming . .

Posted by: delan | June 26, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Tevez says Real Madrid interested in him (marca.com).
Posted by: RK | June 26, 2007 08:01 AM
------------------

Let's play "Carlos says."

Tevez says Inter Milan is interested in him.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=441529&cc=5901

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 26, 2007 8:47 AM | Report abuse

@Kev: Thanks for the Copa channel lineup. For those in the VA area w/COX, I think Telefutura is either 2 or 14 (cable ready channel lineup...No, I don't still have dial-up).

Posted by: mikemc | June 26, 2007 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Only posted that Tevez "news" because it's the first time I've heard/read it. OTOH, is there a player that Real has never been linked to? Surprised that they weren't fighting for Henry.

Posted by: RK | June 26, 2007 9:03 AM | Report abuse

C'mon goff-too much sleep can be as bad as too little sleep.

Barca news plz.

Posted by: wakey-wakey time!! | June 26, 2007 9:31 AM | Report abuse

"[Inter], Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked with a move for Tevez," (Soccernet)

Let's stop playing "Carlos Says." I'm getting dizzy.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 26, 2007 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Has anyone else heard about how pissed Argentina is towards the US? On goal.com there is an article that mentions that since the US Press is only discussing our victory against Mexico, and not our impending game against Argentina, that we are looking part them. They think that the US disrespects them. Come on, the US disrespect Argentina football, please. We should only hope for one day to be mentioned in the same breath as Argentina when it comes to discussing the top football nations in the world.

Posted by: DC United Fan | June 26, 2007 9:37 AM | Report abuse

More like Fartgentina.

Posted by: Logan Circle | June 26, 2007 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Logan, niiiice.

'Argentina'? Isn't that a girls name?

Posted by: DCAustinite | June 26, 2007 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Argenitalia

Posted by: Rick in Ashburn | June 26, 2007 10:18 AM | Report abuse

We're lucky if the US press notices we have a soccer team or league, much less an upcoming match.

Posted by: RK | June 26, 2007 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Arrrgentina! ARRRRGH!

Posted by: Arrrlington | June 26, 2007 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Rip Van Goff,

Please wake up...we can't survive without you.

Posted by: fcmuenchweiler | June 26, 2007 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I find it hilarious Argentina is taking the time to recognize the United States MNT, and thinks they are being "slighted."

Really Argentina? You need that mental edge? I shake my head in a southward direction.

Posted by: Kyle | June 26, 2007 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Someone may be sensationalizing the match to motivate the Argies. If anyone should be looking ahead, it is they. The US press (present company excepted) doesn't know diddly squat about Copa America and couldn't find Venezuela if they were standing in Caracas.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 26, 2007 10:35 AM | Report abuse

"According to an Argentine newspaper, the expected starting line-up versus the US, based on the last 3 trainings, will probably be:
Abbondanzieri; Zanetti, Ayala, Gabriel Milito y Heinze; Verón, Mascherano y Cambiasso; Riquelme; Messi y Crespo..."


Are you sure you didn't type their 2006 World Cup roster by mistake?

Wait... It's the same lineup? We're screwed!

Posted by: Anonymous | June 26, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like water getting pretty hot for Hugo Sanchez. ;-)

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=441594&cc=5901

Posted by: Kire | June 26, 2007 10:40 AM | Report abuse

If Rocky can beat Apollo Creed, surely we can beat Argentina.

Posted by: DC United Fan | June 26, 2007 10:42 AM | Report abuse

Here is the article that I mentioned earlier:

Argentine Press Infuriated By US "Bigheadedness"

The Albiceleste have finally found the perfect locker room material after seeing a "USA Today" report which they think belittles them...

They carried a report about the US media once again over-rating their own team, and disrespecting the albiceleste.

What has really upset the Argentines is the fact that the US Socer Federation have declared the match against Argentina to be of less importance by suggesting that their top team will not feature in the game.

The talk is focused more on the Mexicans than on the two time World Cup winners, and the Argentine press have latched on to this.

They believe that the Americans have let winning the Gold Cup against their regional rivals get to their heads.

The one word that they have sent to the Americans... "Beware

Posted by: Anonymous | June 26, 2007 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Argentina mean Silver come fron Argentite a core of silver, any way I thing the US
team will give them a frightening. I am sure we take a point from this game.

Posted by: Gil | June 26, 2007 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Wow, the Argentine press is at smart as some of the American fans who didn't/don't realize that the Gold Cup IS more important (in order to qualify for the Confederations Cup).

Posted by: RK | June 26, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

I'm afraid of the Argentina match. The whole Copa will be a hostile environment for the US. I know the US team is used to that but a young team will be the least prepared (Eddie Johnson and Kasey Keller notwithstanding). The Argentinians are fired up and looking to trounce is--this won't be like Portugal in 02 when they didn't prepare for the US. The Argentine's are bringing their best; while we're sending a B team. This is a recipe for disaster.

I'm hoping the guys maintain their composure and put up a respectable display. A semifinal run is certainly achievable with a little luck. But I fear a far worse result.

Posted by: johnsemlak | June 26, 2007 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Say it, Bluto:

"Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no!"

Posted by: Logan Circle | June 26, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Here's my roster for Thursday's match:

Keller

Bornstein, Boswell, Califf, Conrad, DeMerit, Moor, Pierce, Wynne

Clark, Olsen

It's a 8-2-0, but we'll play it like a 4-4-2-0.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | June 26, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

This situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!

Posted by: Reed | June 26, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

"Sounds like water getting pretty hot for Hugo Sanchez. ;-)"

Jua jua jua jua...!

Posted by: Ricardo Lavolpe | June 26, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

"According to an Argentine newspaper, the expected starting line-up versus the US, based on the last 3 trainings, will probably be:
Abbondanzieri; Zanetti, Ayala, Gabriel Milito y Heinze; Verón, Mascherano y Cambiasso; Riquelme; Messi y Crespo..."

Well, at least they are starting Crespo over Tevez. He may be an efficient finisher, but he isn't as likely to make us look horribly comical in getting to that point as Tevez would.

Posted by: Tim | June 26, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

"The Germans?"

Posted by: AlecW81 | June 26, 2007 11:23 AM | Report abuse

to go along with the Tevez rumors i heard he is interested in being Henry's replacement at Arsenal.

Posted by: Pino | June 26, 2007 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Goff...

In your Copa America Preview in today's edition, you wrote Juan Ramon Riquelme... I may be wrong, but I think it's Juan Román Riquelme. Others? Which is it? Ramón or Román?

Posted by: SoyManya! | June 26, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

"Well, at least they are starting Crespo over Tevez. He may be an efficient finisher, but he isn't as likely to make us look horribly comical in getting to that point as Tevez would."

so they let us get tired and then put Tevez in. ugh, maybe they will feel bad for us and go easy

Posted by: Pino | June 26, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

The Argentines don't need to "get up" for a game against the US. I think they will remember the last time we faced them and their brilliant coach started a backup team that lost, causing the Argentines to face Brazil in the first knockout round. Absolutely brilliant.

We are going to get stomped. Fans of the US need to be prepared for it. They are bringing in a great team. Maybe we'll get lucky, but if we don't it doesn't take anything away from the fact that we just sent Mexico packing in what could easily have been a 4-1 or 4-2 victory.

On another note, in the Post Donovan said he was thinking -- at the time Feillhaber was about to hit the volley -- "don't shoot" because it was an impossible shot. Maybe he could say the same thing to Beazley because he has become the worst finisher I have ever seen.

Anyway, we may be able to pull off a couple points against the others in our group... but let's not beat up on Bradley if we drop a 4-0 match to Argentina...

Posted by: Hacksaw | June 26, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I say give 'em a taste of some good old CONCACF footbal. You know what that meanS

PACK IT IN BOYS!!!!

Posted by: Pino | June 26, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I say give 'em a taste of some good old CONCACAF footbol. You know what that means

PACK IT IN BOYS!!!!

Posted by: Pino | June 26, 2007 11:52 AM | Report abuse

johnsemlak-

FSC's Max Bretos generally shows his bias towards the LA Galaxy and the US national team whenever he covers them. His "YEEEESSSS!" is his goal call, but he often omits it when it is a team scoring against the above two.

That said, he is improving (believe it or not). He has cut down on the times he mentions the Galaxy during games they are not involved in, for example (he now tries to keep it below 10 times per game).

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | June 26, 2007 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Kyle Beckerman, who played his youth club soccer locally, will win the Golden Boot award by netting 7 goals, leading the US to an appearance in the final.

Seriously.

Posted by: Joe Doc | June 26, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Didn't Chavez already announce that Argentina won the game 3-0?

I think Carter even went down to validate the result and added that three of our players are out the next game with red cards.

Posted by: Southeasterner | June 26, 2007 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see that the Gold Cup Final outdrew the last game of the Stanley Cup final for tv viewers by something like 50%? And that's JUST the spanish language coverage. Apparently FSC isn't rated! NO WONDER soccer coverage always gets such low numbers. If the game is on FSC it doesn't get rated! Unbelievable.

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