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Soccer Insider: August 26, 2007 - September 1, 2007

Matchday 22: DCU at Dallas [updated!]

You are not in Frisco...and neither am I. With only a few days until I depart for China (stopping in L.A. on the way for the DCU-Chivas USA game Thursday), I decided not to travel this weekend. So my ace Steve Davis, formerly with the Dallas Morning News and now...

By Steve Goff  |  September 1, 2007; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Adu Scores Twice (Fro, Not Freddy)

In his collegiate debut, George Mason's Fro Adu, younger brother of Benfica's Freddy, scored twice during the Patriots' 3-0 victory over Howard on the opening night of the D.C. College Cup in Fairfax. In the Indiana tournament, Maryland earned a 1-1 tie with the Hoosiers, while Notre Dame defeated UCLA,...

By Steve Goff  |  September 1, 2007; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  College Soccer  
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MLS Salary Updates

Drum roll please..... Denilson, Dallas: $872,736 base salary/873,336 guaranteed (I'm sure he's thankful for that extra $600!) By the way, from what I hear, his number will skyrocket next season, if Dallas decides to pick up his option. Wilman Conde, Chicago: $144,000/151,500 Javier Morales, RSL: 120,000/120,000 Edgar Espindola, RSL: 72,000/72,000...

By Steve Goff  |  August 31, 2007; 4:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MLS  
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Planes, Shoes, Honors and Brazil

*MLS leading scorer Luciano Emilio (strained hamstring) worked out today and was set to travel with the club to Dallas. Whether he will start remains unclear. *Troy Perkins has been named MLS player of the month for August. He had a 5-0-0 record and allowed one goal (a PK against...

By Steve Goff  |  August 31, 2007; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Morning Has Broken

*Beckham is out for many weeks, maybe the rest of the MLS season. *Columbus loses Chad Marshall for the year because of concussions. The Columbus Crew announced today that defender Chad Marshall has been placed on season-ending injured reserve as a result of the four concussions he has sustained over...

By Steve Goff  |  August 31, 2007; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  MLS  
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U.S. Roster Update

Just got word that the U.S. national team roster for the Brazil friendly on Sept. 9 will not be unveiled until after the coaching staff is able to assess the player pool following this weekend's club matches in Europe and MLS. This gives you time to speculate. And I know...

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (82)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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The Lives They Lived

I know, these have nothing to do with soccer, but they're certainly sports oriented, and since this is my blog, I can do what I want. ;-) Two obituaries that ran in The Post today -- one bizarre (Arthur Jones), the other sad (Richard Jewell): Read this one from start...

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 11:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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NASL Flashback

Just for the fun of it, I offer you a Dips-Strikers game from RFK. (Thanks to the Post's Man U diehard, Christian Swezey, for digging it up.) It is reduced to about 24 minutes and includes some classic commercials, the brilliant baseball announcer Jon Miller on play-by-play, Soccer America's Paul...

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Misc.  
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USA Out of U-17s

The U.S. team's disappointing run in the U-17 World Cup came to an end today with a 2-1 loss to Germany in the round of 16 in Cheonan, South Korea. Richard Sukuta-Pasu scored in the 66th and 89th minutes before Mykell Bates halved the deficit in added time and the...

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Beckham Out, Galaxy Falls

In a collision heard 'round the futbol world, and particularly in Los Angeles and London, David Beckham sprained his knee in the first half of an extraordinary SuperLiga final last night against Pachuca at HDC and will likely miss England's upcoming Euro qualifiers. The injury came on a night when...

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  MLS  
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Third Victory for RSL

Andy Williams from 50 yards? Why not. RSL wins. Yes, RSL wins. Video here....

By Steve Goff  |  August 30, 2007; 12:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  MLS  
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Zotinca Suspended 3 Games

Remember that little dust-up between the Galaxy and Chivas USA last week? Well, Chivas defender Alex Zotinca has been suspended an additional three games for head-butting Kevin Harmse (who was fined). Zotinca has already sat out one game and will also miss matches against D.C. United, New York and Los...

By Steve Goff  |  August 29, 2007; 4:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  MLS  
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A Conversation With Bobby Boswell

Soccer Insider: How are you doing? Bobby Boswell: I'm just working hard. I feel like I should be out there and when the coaches feel they need me, I will be ready. SI: Is it frustrating? BB: Yeah, you want to play, but that's part of being a professional, it's...

By Steve Goff  |  August 29, 2007; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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United News & Notes (updated)

*Some good news for Josh Gros. After seeing a specialist in Pittsburgh, he learned that his problem has more to do with migraines than concussions. It's still a serious issue, but he has been cleared to start exercising and the club is optimistic he could resume regular training next week....

By Steve Goff  |  August 29, 2007; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Women's League Delay and Other Stuff

*Two reliable sources tell me that investors in a proposed national women's league have decided to wait until 2009 to launch the eight-team circuit. No official confirmation, but that's the buzz in U.S. soccer circles. Investors apparently felt that spring of 2008 was too soon to start a league, sign...

By Steve Goff  |  August 29, 2007; 8:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Days of Rest

I am taking a couple days off and will not rejoin you until Wednesday morning. Plenty of good topics from over the weekend, so please skip on down to those threads and offer your thoughts. I leave you with highlights from the wreckage of another Galaxy loss and a clip...

By Steve Goff  |  August 27, 2007; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
Categories:  MLS  
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I'm Not in Europe, Am I?

Another reason to love Toronto and Canada..... Inside Terminal 1, awaiting a flight to Dulles, the Molson Cafe is showing Man U-Spurs live on all the big screen TVs. Great match, cracking goal, controversy, goal line clearances..... As promised, here's the video clip of Nani's phenomenal strike (though it might've...

By Steve Goff  |  August 26, 2007; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  World  
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USA Women, U-17s Win

In their final tuneup before the Women's World Cup, the Americans routed Finland, 4-0, at Home Depot Center on goals by Boxx, Lilly, O'Reilly and Tarpley. But star striker Abby Wambach left in the 27th minute with a toe injury and was scheduled to have X-rays. Said Coach Greg Ryan:...

By Steve Goff  |  August 26, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Women  
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