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I will be discussing D.C. United and other soccer matters during "Washington Post Live" on Comcast SportsNet this evening. The segment is tentatively scheduled to begin at 5:20 p.m. The show runs from 5 until 6:30 -- it's also available live on streaming video at washingtonpost.com -- and then repeats on Comcast at 8:30.

On Wednesday, I'll host a live online Q&A chat on washingtonpost.com beginning at 1 p.m. Submit your questions here.

By Steve Goff  |  July 24, 2007; 10:00 AM ET
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Comments

Steve:

At the risk of seeming like a total suck up, I wanted to drop an email to your editor/boss telling him what a great job you do for us. Where should I send it?

This is not your mother.

Posted by: Grade 8 | July 24, 2007 10:37 AM | Report abuse

Should I post the veron question or do you think we'll know the answer before tomorrow at 1. Because, you know, I'm the only one gonna post a question about Veron. Riiiiiight.

Posted by: DCAustinite | July 24, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse

The fire are signing Wanchope??

Posted by: Rocko | July 24, 2007 10:48 AM | Report abuse

My question, in light of Beckham's arrival: when will we know that soccer has turned the corner in the U.S.? Will it be an increase in the average attendance at matches or perhaps viewership on televised matches? Number of soccer specific stadia and resulting atmosphere at games and revenue opportunities for teams?

Posted by: Bill in Md. | July 24, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Any word on the new stadi......uh, screw it. Can you believe Lindsey Lohan got busted again?

Posted by: Chico | July 24, 2007 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Mr Payne needs to put the stadium in VA - screw DC. Why not put in where the VA baseball stadium was going to go near Dulles Airport? Metro will be here around the year 2455.....

Posted by: BobF | July 24, 2007 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Should Greg Ryan have picked Lindsay Lohan or Taylor Twellman for the final WWC roster spot?

Posted by: silentbob | July 24, 2007 11:05 AM | Report abuse

What former United player would most help/complete the current roster?

Posted by: delantero | July 24, 2007 11:07 AM | Report abuse

"What former United player would most help/complete the current roster?"

-Mario Gori

that guy was great

Posted by: Rocko | July 24, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Wanchope playing in the J-League??

Posted by: Juan-John | July 24, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

""when will we know that soccer has turned the corner in the U.S.?""

When the Governor of California attends a Galaxy game.

When MLS sells a solid TV contract.

When half the league has soccer specific stadiums.

When MLS players fill half the US team's roster.

Posted by: d | July 24, 2007 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Isn't Wanchope playing in the J-League??

Posted by: Juan-John | July 24, 2007 11:33 AM

According to Steve Guppy, the Fire's GM of sorts, he's on his way to Chic-a-go-go.

Posted by: Hugh Janus | July 24, 2007 11:58 AM | Report abuse

d

I'd have to say that the MLS has turned the proverbial corner when it stopps losing money and when teams from the MLS can beat mexican teams half the time.
Those 300,000 beckham jerseys will sure help with that first issue.

Posted by: bribri | July 24, 2007 12:08 PM | Report abuse

DC UN-UNITED
DC UN-UNITED

NEW CHANT EVERYBODY

DC UN-UNITED

Posted by: fan | July 24, 2007 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Soccer will turn the corner only when people stop wondering whether it will.

Posted by: TCompton | July 24, 2007 12:13 PM | Report abuse

We're a generation of parents who were abused as children. Our only hope is to raise our kids right and be the fathers that we never had. The true rise of soccer comes when the 12 year olds watching ESPN2 are still watching when they're 24.

Posted by: Logan Circle | July 24, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Chico - love the question.

In the next 12 hours, can Goff find the answer to:

1. Juan Veron and/or Riquelme coming to United and/or MLS?
2. The stadium being built sometime before MLS folds?
3. When will Vanney start teaching all that valuable stuff Boswell needed to learn?
4. Is Gomez going to sign a new contract or is he going back to Nueva Chicago?
5. Is Moreno retiring or going to score another 12 goals because someone pointed out he may be old?
6. Fred really going back to Australia or is this a horrible BS rumor?
7. When will all the United players who are athletes and show potential start actually passing the ball well and demonstrating good technical skills?

Posted by: LostinBA | July 24, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

America...tell us all about America.

Who will be available from the squad that starts against Morelia? Who will be left for the match against Houston? Are we going all out for that match or will we save our guys for the Revs?

Now that zzz is really looking like RIP will the owners hang around or will they bail since they won't get their huge DC development project?

Posted by: Southeasterner | July 24, 2007 12:45 PM | Report abuse

What's the word on Freddy going to Benfica? Is this going to happen?

Posted by: steve | July 24, 2007 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Nice one Lost in Buenos Aires

3. When will Vanney start teaching all that valuable stuff Boswell needed to learn?

Posted by: d | July 24, 2007 1:44 PM | Report abuse

""when will we know that soccer has turned the corner in the U.S.?""

1. When the MLS sells off all of the teams it manages to private owners.

2. When MLS can stop losing $$$.

3. When MLS can get a good TV contract.

4. When teams dont fold and/or move every 2 years (ie Tampa Bay, Miami, San Jose, etc. I see Salt Lake suffering the same fate)

and more importantly,

5. When the US Mens National Team (Senior side) can field competitive sides against mid- to top-level world competition. And that means getting more American players playing in Europe, importing good quality foreign players into MLS, getting the USMNT to play outside the US more and more which would lead to more solid World Cup performances, 'cos thast the only time the average Joe Blow actually pays attention to the sport. The US ends up #32, then guess what, no one will want to go see MLS. US has solid performances like in 2002, guess what, people will be curious and check it out.

Posted by: Vic | July 24, 2007 3:13 PM | Report abuse

...first time watching the Goffer. Neat :)

Posted by: P | July 24, 2007 5:29 PM | Report abuse

"Should Greg Ryan have picked Lindsay Lohan or Taylor Twellman for the final WWC roster spot?"

Pick Taylor! She is sooo hot!

Posted by: Bubba | July 24, 2007 6:45 PM | Report abuse

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