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Enjoy the Weekend

Travel day today, off the next couple days.

Enjoy the Euro league play, MLS playoffs and college matches (Terps game moved to Saturday evening because of the weather -- see umterps.com for details).

You are welcome to use this space to share your thoughts on any soccer matters.

See ya Monday.....

By Steve Goff  |  October 26, 2007; 3:19 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Have a good weekend Goff much deserved! Dream about exciting stadium news.... ZZZZZZZ!

Posted by: Beltwayrob | October 26, 2007 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Happy Soctober!

Posted by: Joe Doc | October 26, 2007 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Damn, with Goff taking time off (!) now I'll have nothing to do all weekend.....but honey-do's.


Posted by: nuthin' to do | October 26, 2007 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Happy Soctober!

Posted by: Joe Doc | October 26, 2007 04:10 PM
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Oh great :-( I didn't buy my wife a Soctober present.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 26, 2007 4:24 PM | Report abuse

A weekend without updates? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Hmm, that's less dramatic w/o the obligatory Vader photo.

Posted by: Ash | October 26, 2007 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me or was anyone else suprised when Bobby Boswell was left out of the starting lineup? If he's in the line-up the Fire don't place a ball in barely over the smaller Greg Vanney's head to score the match's lone goal. Then the series heads back to DC tied 0-0, with Emilio and Moreno scheduled to return healthy. Is there some reason last year's MLS defender of the year is being benched in the playoffs besides the fact that maybe the coach just doesn't like him. Is he injured? Maybe it's just me but this seems like a huge story if Boswell is not injured. Any added insight would be appreciated.

Posted by: Rob C | October 26, 2007 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Georgetown takes on Pittsburgh Saturday at 1pm. It's the "Goals Unlimited Alumni Weekend" game at 1pm on North Kehoe Field.

Posted by: Juan-John | October 26, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

But wait! The Rumors! What about the rumours?!?We need our rumour-mongering fix! Please don't make us seek out Ives, Jamie or (God forbid!) Jen Chang for our dribs and drabs or speculation and wishful thinking!!!


J/K. Enjoy the RnR.

Posted by: Throwin | October 26, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Boswell's head isn't on straight. Instead of worrying about his stupid web site, magazine shoot, guest bartending gig or where he will be playing in England when his MLS deal expires, he needs to wake the **** up and play defense. He's been a major disappointment this year. Step up Boswell! You are no Ryan Nelsen.

Posted by: Joe | October 26, 2007 5:03 PM | Report abuse

What about the rumors you teased us about. Please do not make us wait all weekend.

Posted by: James | October 26, 2007 5:08 PM | Report abuse

To: Mr. Robert Boswell
From: Joe Doc
RE: Above post from "Joe"

Bos,

Before you reach for your steel-pointed studs, please distinguish "Joe Doc" -- that's me -- from "Joe", the other guy. Thanks.

Posted by: Joe Doc | October 26, 2007 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Juande Ramos resigns as Sevilla boss and is reported to have signed a four year deal with Spurs.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/7064928.stm

Posted by: Red Devil | October 26, 2007 5:12 PM | Report abuse

What about the rumors you teased us about. Please do not make us wait all weekend.

Posted by: James | October 26, 2007 05:08 PM

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Covered those in a post yesterday (yeah, somewhat hidden half way thru...). Check 'em out.

And no, they don't involve jersey sponsors, stadia, or small fuzzy creatures.....well, sort of.

Posted by: See previous post! | October 26, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Boswell's head isn't on straight. Instead of worrying about his stupid web site, magazine shoot, guest bartending gig or where he will be playing in England when his MLS deal expires, he needs to wake the **** up and play defense. He's been a major disappointment this year. Step up Boswell! You are no Ryan Nelsen.

Posted by: Joe | October 26, 2007 05:03 PM

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Maybe some of this was a distraction early in the season, but Joe, since you obviously haven't watched any of the matches he has played during the past several months, you should know that he had been our best central defender in most of those matches. Mr. Goff himself has consistently rated him the highest. I think Coach Soehn doesn't like Boswell (as he didn't like Erpen) and therefore he isn't playing. I don't see him coming back next year. Too bad he was on the bench last night, because as Rob C. said, Boswell makes that play that Vanney botched.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 26, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

According to Hokiesports.com, Saturday's match versus Radford has been postponed because of the playing conditions from all of the rain in Blacksburg the past few days.

Posted by: sitruc | October 26, 2007 6:53 PM | Report abuse

Boz has played better of late, but it's fairly obvious to nearly everyone that McTavish and Vanney are currently the #1 CB pairing for United.

You can't argue that the outcome of the match would have been any different based upon one play in particular.

Mainly, because if Boz were there, that play would never have been set in motion, but who's to say if Boz wouldn't have been burned on a different play (or several times) if he'd been in there instead.

I have fewer questions/concerns about the various CB pairing options than I do the decision to hold both Moreno and Emilio out so much. I can understand waiting till the half to bring one of them on, but there's absolutely no reason we shouldn't have started with Moreno up top, and Gomez back in the midfield instead of Carrol, who has been much more of a liability than an asset this season.

For United, our best defense, is a good offense. Particularly against a team like Chicago.

Now we enter the match next Thursday with our backs against the wall. Unlike Goff, who seems to be intent on a 1 goal win at home, then 30 minutes of extra time and PKs, I believe United NEEDS to come out guns blazing at RFK. Winning by the skin of our teeth at home, with what's supposed to be the greatest home-field advantage in the league, surely doesn't strike fear in the hearts of RBNY or New England.

United NEEDS a convincing win at home against the Fire to exorcise those demons from the past, to serve notice to the rest of the league that our 2nd Supporters Shield in a row wasn't a fluke, and we truly are the best team in the league.

Let's see a solid 90 minutes of completely dominating soccer from Moreno, Emilio, Fred, Gomez, and Olsen. At least a 3-goal win. This is likely the last time RFK will ever host an MLS Cup Final, I'd hate that match to happen without United on the pitch.

Posted by: AlecW81 | October 26, 2007 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Glory, Glory Man United ... too bad it's not on FSC and Comcast, in its infinite wisdom, does not carry Setanta.

Posted by: Deanna | October 26, 2007 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Bring Man U game to FSC. Can't stand Chelsea but they are on v. Man City on FSC. I am excited for Arsenal v. Liverpool on FSC.
Goff deservedly off some days. United better prepare to crush Fire including diver Blanco.

Posted by: td | October 26, 2007 7:57 PM | Report abuse

"Is it just me or was anyone else suprised when Bobby Boswell was left out of the starting lineup?"

Yeah, I hear you. It's simply bizarre. Even conceding that Boswell's form was off at the beginning of the season,this benching has gone way beyond a coach giving a player with a swelled head some good old fashioned attitude adjustment. I simply cannot believe that a 23/24 year old MLS Defensive Player of the Year has turned into utter crap within the space of a single season. I'd sure feel alot more comfortable with Bozilla out on the pitch than either Vanney or McTavish.

Posted by: tallguy | October 26, 2007 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Brian Carrol was one of most solid players last year too, what happened to him? He never adjusted to the switch from a 3-5-2 to a 4-4-2. I don't believe Boz is as good at CB in a 4-4-2 as he was in the 3-5-2 either.

Posted by: AlecW81 | October 26, 2007 8:57 PM | Report abuse

ESPN Deportes Radio mentioned that DC United was looking into selling Moreno and Gomeza to some team in Qatar. They mentioned it as a rumor.

Posted by: Angel | October 26, 2007 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Surprise of the day. Previously undefeated Quinnipiac (9-0-3) lost to host Mount Saint Mary's (3-9-1) 1-0 in a cold driving rain.

This was witnessed by 58 others....

Posted by: JSF | October 26, 2007 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Blanco is a d**k head
Brown is dirty

D.C wins next Thursday 3-0 and will advance

Chicago goes home...the LOSERS that they are.

Posted by: Smitty | October 26, 2007 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Angel,

Wrong way. The rumor involves a Qatari club looking to bring over Jaime and Christian. Never trust a rumor mentioned on ESPN.

In fact, never trust a soccer rumor. That's good advice for everyone, myself included.

Posted by: B.A. | October 26, 2007 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Um, Goff was the first to break that news/rumor...

Posted by: RK | October 27, 2007 12:09 AM | Report abuse

One quick thing:

Be loud and sing for 90 minutes next Thursday. We are at home. Make sure Chicago is well aware of that. Now is the time to stand up proud folks. For the full 90 minutes - like you want it.

Posted by: spectre | October 27, 2007 4:00 AM | Report abuse

10 bucks says Goff will be back. He's as addicted as the rest of us . . .

Posted by: Soccer Insider's Anonymous | October 27, 2007 7:45 AM | Report abuse

Carrol is not the problem and played well with Simms to limit Blanco which should be a top priority again. Offensively, United needs to break down the Fire defense and when they're bunkered in strikes from 20-25 yards are a necessity. United had plenty of chances from that range but failed to capitalize in game one. United needs to establish that threat and if they succeed will force the Fire defense to extend opening up spaces on the flanks and passing lanes through the middle for Gomes, Moreno, and Emilio to dance through. But right now it's too tight.

Posted by: Hector | October 27, 2007 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Glory, Glory ManU on Setana on Direct TV. Woohoo Suckas!

Posted by: Rooney | October 27, 2007 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Hector:

DCU needs quicker transitions. It's not enough to hold possession as it allows their D to settle into bunker zone.

Personally I think Fred and Ben are the keys to this one.

They need to take on defenders when they can--25 yards and in. Get the ball into the box on the dribble.

If they can't, they need to serve some better balls to the box. I think between the two of them, they served 12 balls into the midsection of Fire defenders.

I'd also like to see Fred/Ben switch both the ball and themselves more often. Why? Because Fred hasn't shown any interest in taking on their R fullback. Maybe he'll have more luck on the other side occassionally--same for Ben.

Posted by: delantero | October 27, 2007 10:29 AM | Report abuse

I'd love to see us play a 4-3-3 with Simms man marking Blanco while the back line, Fred/Olsen hangs back a bit. They've seen us in a 4-4-2 and have proven they can slow us down to a crawl. Why not try it?

Perkins
Namoff Boz, McTavish, Burch

Simms
Olsen Fred

Emilio Gomez Moreno

Posted by: d | October 27, 2007 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Um, Goff was the first to break that news/rumor...

Posted by: RK | October 27, 2007 12:09 AM
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OK, OK. Unless it comes from Goffinho, don't trust soccer rumors. :)

Posted by: B.A. | October 27, 2007 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Juande Ramos resigns as Sevilla boss and is reported to have signed a four year deal with Spurs.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/7064928.stm

Posted by: Red Devil | October 26, 2007 05:12 PM

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Does this mean that Riquelme is free again? From what I understand, Riquelme will not play for Ramos... Period.

Anyone else hear that rumour?

Posted by: Soy United! | October 27, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

uh... please ignore my idiotic post above... not enough coffee...

Posted by: Soy United! | October 27, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Is Riquelme just a pain in the a**? What'd He do that's keeping him out of Europe?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 27, 2007 12:49 PM | Report abuse

The link to Ticketmaster from the DCU site only offers tickets in the lower deck and mezzanine. Are they not going to open the upper deck on Thursday? What is the deal?

Posted by: 22201 | October 27, 2007 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Re: Juan Roman Riquelme. Apparently, he and his Villarreal coach, Mr. Manuel Pellegrini, had a serious disagreement last season. Basically, Romy wanted to train on his own terms, along with other perks not extended to his teammates. Then the owner became involved, and they froze him out of the team.

Riquelme, as you probably know, then had a very successful loan spell back to Boca Juniors. Steve showed highlights of his excellent free kicks during WC 2010 qualification last week versus Chile. Riquelme was quoted to say "I would return to play at Boca for nothing." Most likely, something will occur during the January transfer window.

I know that Steve, if he were not off duty, would have covered this item; however, I would like to bring it to the attention of Soccer Insider. Dan Snyder made an interesting comment in London:

"We're actively looking for the right opportunity in the Premier League and are examining various opportunities. It's a very exciting market."

For more about it, and a link to the Daily Mail article, please read my post:

http://calcio1.blogspot.com

Posted by: Steve Amoia | October 27, 2007 2:15 PM | Report abuse

KEEP DAN SNYDER AWAY FROM FOOTBALL, the uh, real one.

Can't think of a better way to ruin any club in the world, but to bring him in.

Posted by: d | October 27, 2007 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Steve, I bet you are enjoying torino v. cagliari 0-0 now. I wonder they gave out free tickets to fill the stadium so they can get some media buzz about people show up for the game. I can't imagine having any attraction to american football or handball in the UK.

Posted by: td | October 27, 2007 3:03 PM | Report abuse

You all can't keep me away from anything. God bless capitalism.

Posted by: Dan Snyder | October 27, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SportzNut21 | October 27, 2007 6:19 PM | Report abuse

GW's men's team hosts 15th-ranked Saint Louis Sunday at Noon out at Mount Vernon. The Bills are the highest-ranked team to ever play at MV.

Posted by: jh | October 27, 2007 7:08 PM | Report abuse

NY v. New England is playing on grossly lined nfl field. It's so disrespectful to the real football game on playing on such an annoying place. Why can't they cover up. Yuk

Posted by: va | October 27, 2007 7:41 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Man U and Chelski are starting to flex their muscles. Rooney looked real sharp today, heck I might even consider him for a spot on the DCU roster :) Chelski 6-0 looks like they might be overcoming all the whining, hand-wringing and controversy.

Posted by: Mitch | October 27, 2007 11:27 PM | Report abuse

KEEP DAN SNYDER AWAY FROM FOOTBALL, the uh, real one.

Can't think of a better way to ruin any club in the world, but to bring him in.
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here's one better way to ruin a club - - -angelos

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Good day for DC college soccer.

Gtown beat Pittsburgh 2-0 to secure a BigEast Tourney slot.

MD crushes NC State 5-0.


GW hosts Saint Louis in a match that could be a blood bath for GW.

Posted by: JSF | October 28, 2007 12:35 AM | Report abuse

How about this for the lineup on Thursday, barring injuries.

---------Perkins
--Namoff-Boswell-Vanney
Olsen---------------Burch
---------Simmms
-----Fred------Gomez
------Emilio-Moreno

A 3-5-2 with 3 CDs and 2 DM's in Olsen as a DMR and Burch as a DML. Simms holding the midfield. Fred and Gomez playing attacking midfield, with Emilio and Moreno working their usual magic.

Posted by: BI | October 28, 2007 2:16 AM | Report abuse

Can someone help me with Soehn's infatuation with Kpene? He says non-specific positive things about him and subs him in for the two best srtikers in the league. But I don't see it. He seems tentative and a tad lazy...one of those, send-me-the-ball-and-I'll-shoot-it forwards. More than once, he could have taken two or three steps and challenged a defender or even disrupted a pass, but chose to wait it out instead. At the beginning of the season, I thought he had some speed and spunk. Not so much now. Someone help me understand his good features that make him worthy of stepping in for Jaime or Emilio?


And, about the defense, I thought McTavish was pretty slow. He got burned several times. I know Bos and Vanney don't play together, but I would have tried it, given the way McTavish was (not)holding up. Namoff on the other hand was terrific. Several disaster-saving plays and several nice transitions. I like BI's lineup, assuming those 11 could last a whole game...

-LM

Posted by: LM | October 28, 2007 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Just, wow. What a bad weekend for MLS favorites. United, Chivas and Houston all drop 1-0 defeats and the Pink Cows hold the Revs at nil. I don't think too many people were predicting these results last Wednesday. We'll see if the hoome legs are any kinder to the favorites...

Posted by: Throwin | October 28, 2007 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Just so some clips of news about NY Giants v. Maimi Dolphins playing London but they are all over the naked girls. You don't see that in world football except a few in south america.
Bolton new manager leading one goal against Aston Vila. Liverpool and Arsenal at noon. Wow.
If Moreno and Gomez leavs, United needs to sign up a few really good strikers because we got none except Emilio which we can't rely on one man. I don't have any hope for Kpene.

Posted by: Jack Daneils | October 28, 2007 10:00 AM | Report abuse

Kpene will get better. He has the talent, and vision, he just needs to become better and calmer in front of goal. it will happen. enough of this, lets trow our youth under the bus mentality of dc united.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 28, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

wow, they are going to have to lay a whole new pitch at Wembley after this match...er, game. I hope Engerland wasn't planning to play there again any time soon.

Posted by: Glenn | October 28, 2007 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Don't know about training, but the next England match at Wembley is Nov 21 against Croatia in Euro Qualifying (the friendly against Austria is away)

Posted by: emanon | October 28, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

STADIUM UPDATE:

Location: Marine Corps Marathon, somewhere after mile 20 on the bridge

Delantero: Mr. Mayor?
Adrian Fenty: Finish Strong, finish strong.
Delantero: Are we going to get a stadium for DC United, sir?
Adrian Fenty: Yes.

I think that pretty much seals it!

Posted by: d | October 28, 2007 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Kpene is a serviceable player, but maybe at attacking mid rather than striker. Instead of giving him time, I'd rather get Dyachenko out there, who is more aggressive.

But I'm obviously completely biased against Soehn, so explaining why he does stuff is beyond me.

Why stick Fred at left mid all year, where he struggles to get into the game? Why start a rookie with no goals in many minutes as the lone forward? Even putting Gomez up top with Kpene and ditching Carroll for Mediate or Dyachenko would've paid off much more than the lineup he chose. Of course, after needlessly putting both strikers on the pitch vs Columbus, Soehn had limited his choices. But then Soehn still made the wrong decisions.

Kpene is not bad, he's just not ever the choice for striker in a 4-5-1. Without Emilio or Moreno, what I would do is:

Start the regular back line. Although it's becoming more and more clear that what Burch adds in his crosses he takes away in defensive lapses. I'd be bringing up another defender or rehabilitating Boswell and stick Burch at left mid.

But given a line of

Namoff Vanney Mctavish Burch

put

Olsen Dyachenko Simms Kpene/Mediate

at mid

Fred Gomez

up top

But I'm not Tom Soehn...

Posted by: spike_2.0 | October 28, 2007 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Why does DC always suck in FIFA (the videogame)? This is the second year in a row they had the best record, but they're still one of the worst rated. Galaxy is rated higher than us since they have Becks and I disapprove.

End Rant.

Posted by: Adam | October 28, 2007 3:11 PM | Report abuse

two words

Alexi Lalas

Posted by: spike_2.0 | October 28, 2007 3:24 PM | Report abuse

"Delantero: Mr. Mayor?
Adrian Fenty: Finish Strong, finish strong.
Delantero: Are we going to get a stadium for DC United, sir?
Adrian Fenty: Yes."

Were you withholding his water from him? It just goes to show that half of negotiation is bringing in the right negotiator at the right time.

Posted by: Don K | October 28, 2007 5:02 PM | Report abuse

KEEP DAN SNYDER AWAY FROM FOOTBALL, the uh, real one.

Can't think of a better way to ruin any club in the world, but to bring him in.
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He wants to buy the Spurs! That is fine...they suck anyway and they will continue to suck with him like the Redskins! As long as he stays away from the Gunners!
Go Arsenal :-)

Posted by: Charles | October 28, 2007 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Freddy Adu just scored the winning goal for Benfica (2-1 over Maritimo) in the 87th minute after coming on as a late game sub.

I didn't see it but I'll give the assist to local radio personality Mark Burch.

Posted by: garbaggio | October 28, 2007 5:54 PM | Report abuse

I was at the Benfica match -- just got home. Great goal. Benfica's keeper Quim was red-carded in the middle of the first half, so Benfica played a man down the rest of the way, desperate to hold on and at least get one point. Camacho, however, had the guts to sub Adu in. Sure enough he attacked the box and got a shot off at 88 minutes.

When Quim was sent off, by the way, Butt came on and saved the penalty. Butt and Adu carried the day. Benfica vaulted from fourth to second in the league with these three points.

Maritimo is a helluva club. Kanu and Makukula are a great pair and the whole XI are big, fast, and skilled. No wonder they were sitting in third before tonight (now fourth).

Adu is now averaging a goal every 55 minutes of play. second place on Benfica is a goal every 290 minutes. Think he's going to get more playing time?

Posted by: Troy | October 28, 2007 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Adu is the man. By the way, the Marlins are wavering on committing to the soon to be demolished orange bowl site for a baseball stadium. This could be huge for MLS, bc if the Marlins pass, the mayor is gonna push for a SSS and an MLS team. That location would be incredible for an MLS team...

Posted by: Nick | October 28, 2007 7:52 PM | Report abuse

South Florida, of course, is the site of one of MLS' early failures. Is there a Miami-based would-be ownership group? Given the number of cities in the queue ahead of Miami, this may have to wait until MLS is ready to expand to 18 or 20 teams.

Posted by: 22201 | October 28, 2007 8:28 PM | Report abuse

Benfica's boss must be a jerk one. How many more goals Adu needs score before he will get the starting line up? Keep proving Freddy. You know you have the quality. Bob Bradly needs to open his eyes too and think!!

Posted by: td | October 28, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

during the Redskins-Patriots game they mentioned the development that the Kraft Family is building around Foxboro - does this include a SSS for the Revolution or is the plan for them to continue to share the stadium?

Posted by: emanon | October 28, 2007 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Congrats to Freddy, like someone said his g/min average is crazy and he was an important part to the buildup to the CL goal this week. He hasn't played two games worth of minutes yet and he has 3 goals. I wonder if people still think he's a bust/failure. 18 or 25 years old the man is getting his.

Posted by: Mike | October 28, 2007 9:01 PM | Report abuse

""Were you withholding his water from him?""

Nope. Mr. Mayor looked pretty good in his Fleet Feet jacket. He was clipping right along.

Although maybe if I had offered a power gel of some kind, it could have sweetened the offer and sped things along.

Posted by: d | October 28, 2007 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Horray for Freddy! I'm so glad to see this playing out like it is. It looks like he's in the right place at the right time in his life. I think it helps to show that DCU was good for him. He could live with his mom in his 'home town', and develop into professional soccer. If he had gone any earlier (not sure he even could have, legally), the pressures of European soccer clubs and changing countries could have burned him out. I'm also glad he's in Portugal, where there is some Latin flare, rather than Holland or Germany, for example.
Say... anybody find his goal in You Tube? Do share a link.

Also, Mr. Goff... how about setting up an interview with him sometime soon? I want to see how he's settling in culturally and with life in Europe, what the locker room atmosphere is like, and his take in the differences between MLS and Portugal.

Many thanks!

Posted by: David | October 28, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Delantero: Nice work. I take it you finished the marathon too? If so, thumbs up!

Also, what a nice way to get short answers from a politician! Ask them questions while they're out of breath (hot air).

Posted by: David | October 28, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Was Fenty running the race, or just cheering folks along? Totally impressed that you got him to talk when he was least expecting it! Congrats on finishing.

Posted by: soccergirl | October 28, 2007 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MemRook | October 28, 2007 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link. Sweet goal. I'm glad that Freddy has developed since he left us and is doing so well.

Posted by: soccergirl | October 28, 2007 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Yeah that goal was nice, coolness with class.

Posted by: Mike | October 28, 2007 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, pretty good goal: lurking in space behind the defender, then darting in and surprising the defender and keeper seemingly out of nowhere. Nice move.

Posted by: MemRook | October 28, 2007 10:46 PM | Report abuse

It's Monday . . . where are you, Mr. Goff?

Posted by: UVA to RFK | October 29, 2007 2:04 AM | Report abuse

Be loud on Thursday for the full 90.

Posted by: spectre | October 29, 2007 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Goff - Monday is here....

Posted by: JSF | October 29, 2007 7:38 AM | Report abuse

Two things about Freddy's goal.

1. Nice finish. Cool and composed. Freddy also looks like he's been in the weight room, no?

2. Did somebody say that the Goalkeeper's name was Quim? QUIM?!? Am I the only one who has used that word as a name for something else?

Posted by: grotus | October 29, 2007 7:59 AM | Report abuse

and Grotus, the backup keeper is named Butt. That's right: Quim and Butt.

Posted by: Troy | October 29, 2007 8:56 AM | Report abuse

They need to get Paul Dickov and they'll be set!

Posted by: grotus | October 29, 2007 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: d | October 29, 2007 9:53 PM | Report abuse

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