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A little bit of everything this morning:

*I'm told that representatives from both United and the Revs attended the River Plate-Colon de Santa Fe match Saturday in Buenos Aires. They did not know the others were there, but ran into each other at some point. Might they be scouting the same players? Hmmm.....

*Glasgow Rangers are awaiting the results of medical tests on DaMarcus Beasley's knee, injured during yesterday's Champions League match against Stuttgart. It could be an ACL, which would sideline him for many months.

*Mourinho to England?

*Sorry, girls, but Bryan Namoff is off the market. He and his fiancee, Nadine, are tying the knot Saturday in Charlottesville.

*News on the DCU stadium drama from the Post's Metro reporters coming in Thursday's print edition. Calm down, it's just an update on the possibility of pursuing a non-Poplar Point site.

*Terps-Greyhounds meet in College Park. Lots of other NCAA matchups today.

Champions League on TV today:
--Liverpool-Porto, Setanta, 1 p.m.
--Werder Bremen-Real Madrid, ESPN Deportes, 2:30, ESPN Classic, 5
--Rosenborg-Chelsea, ESPN2, 2:30
--Lazio-Olympiakos, Setanta, 5
--Benfica-AC Milan, ESPN Deportes, 7

From yesterday, Ronaldo cracks a winner during added time:

By Steve Goff  |  November 28, 2007; 9:32 AM ET
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Ronaldo's reaction is hilarious and priceless. And as an aside, I know it's been going on for a long while now, but I like how C. Ronaldo is just Ronaldo and everyone knows who you're talking about, whereas you need to specify if you're talking about the Brazilian Ronaldo, i.e. the Fat One.

Posted by: Luis | November 28, 2007 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Congrats and best wishes to Nadine and Bryan. Both are super people.

K

Posted by: SEKim | November 28, 2007 10:05 AM | Report abuse

River - Colon, huh? River played horribly (no organization due to lack of leadership on the field and off). But River had a lot of young guys who may be looking for a job with a new coach, and Colon .... I will have to look into that.

I knew I should've gone to the game Saturday!

Posted by: Lost in BA | November 28, 2007 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Sorry girls?? It should be sorry guys. Have you ever seen Nadine?

Posted by: Chico | November 28, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Luis, when I think Ronaldo, I think about the Brazilian first...depends on where you are coming from.

Posted by: RK | November 28, 2007 10:12 AM | Report abuse

"Even David Beckham isn't big enough to be Major League Soccer's story of the year, at least not according to deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis. "What is the real story of 2007 for MLS?" Gazidis asked. "The actual story has been looking to South America and importing players from South America who are very significant performers in our league.""

Full article http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/26/sports/AF-SPT-SOC-MLS-Beckham.php

Posted by: WNT fan | November 28, 2007 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Wow, Sporting keeper there looked like Perkins, setting up the wall to protect the near post and then getting caught guessing that he would try to go over the wall. Woulda been an easy save if he'd just held his side.

Posted by: Matt | November 28, 2007 10:38 AM | Report abuse

There's only one Ronaldo and he's won the World Cup. Christiano is prancing, preening, poxy show pony. Lot's a talent but a full-on cheat.

Posted by: The Real Ronaldo | November 28, 2007 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Despite Ronaldo's reputation as a cheat, that shot was awesome. Especially considering the game implications. Talk about crushing the hopes of the opponents.

And I agree with Luis, Ronaldo's reaction was classic.

Posted by: TCompton | November 28, 2007 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Lost in BA:

I'm thinking about moving down to BA. How easy is it to get involved in rec league down there?

Posted by: bribri | November 28, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Actually, at that point, Ronaldo's goal had no implications -- Roma and ManU were through due to Roma's victory, and Sporting to UEFA Cup.

Posted by: RK | November 28, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

Tough loss for the beloved Gunners yesterday.

Locations outside of DC? You mean River Place in Arlington?

Posted by: UVA-United | November 28, 2007 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Actually,for someone with money on the game it mattered alot.

Posted by: siriusblack | November 28, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Steve didn't say locations outside of DC, he said a non-Poplar Point site.

Posted by: DirtyHarry | November 28, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Best to Bryan and Nadine, but I home she keeps her last name. Nadine Namoff?

Posted by: DCBird | November 28, 2007 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the highlights, Goffer. They're much appreciated from this Man Utd fan who was stuck at work and forgot to TiVo the game.

Fantastic free kick from Ronaldo. Kuszack (or however it's spelled) should be ashamed. Really poor positioning.

Posted by: Deanna | November 28, 2007 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Now that the torch has been passed with who is the better Ronaldo, any chance that the same thing ever happens with DCU's Fred?

Posted by: silentbob | November 28, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Steve didn't say locations outside of DC, he said a non-Poplar Point site.
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To be more specific, the Metro section item does concern a site outside of D.C.

Posted by: Goff | November 28, 2007 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Anyone out there know much about the defenders involved in that game we were scouting? I know Rivarola (Colon) is a wingback, but nothing about the rest. I'm not sure what the Revs were looking for, but I would really hope we were looking at center backs.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | November 28, 2007 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I really doubt the Revs were looking for defensive help unless they are certain that Parkhurst is moving on. I would imagine they are looking for help up top. DC on the other hand was probably looking for a center back. Hopefully a Vanney replacement, or a strong midfielder.

Posted by: therealfan | November 28, 2007 1:00 PM | Report abuse

not that i am not a Vanney fan, just thinking ahead.

Posted by: therealfan | November 28, 2007 1:02 PM | Report abuse

1) Charlottesville is the last place to hold a wedding(Blacksburg has a few nice places)
2) My last name would sound much better with Nadine than Namoff.
3) Too much college sport's action for a wedding this Saturday...I guess that's why it's in Charlottesville

Posted by: sitruc | November 28, 2007 1:12 PM | Report abuse

The Liverpool game kicks off at 7:45 GMT which is 2:45 EST so anyone looking to see it at 1PM will be disappointed

Posted by: Liverbird | November 28, 2007 1:13 PM | Report abuse

There is only one Fred!

http://www.metronews.ca/xmlFiles/CPNews/R092920AU.jpg
he isn't afraid to stand up to giants

Posted by: myt! | November 28, 2007 1:19 PM | Report abuse

And that's how Cristiano Ronaldo takes 450'000 USD from his former team...(both home & away matches)

Posted by: Nelson | November 28, 2007 1:25 PM | Report abuse

I'd think the Revs are looking for either a playmaker or a forward, though losing Riley leaves them with little depth in the back.

As for us, we need a center back whether Vanney stays or goes.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | November 28, 2007 1:26 PM | Report abuse

In terms of a center-back in the Colon game, I would think that Ariel Garce fits the bill as a potential DCU target - 29 years old, not real tall (5'10" or so), 2 caps (one against USA in 2003), price tag could be reasonable (i.e. not DP but higher end MLS wages) - currently with Colon but played with River Plate and Moreila of Mexico.

Posted by: Zman | November 28, 2007 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Blacksburg over Charlottesville? That's laughable.

Posted by: RK | November 28, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Locations outside of DC? You mean River Place in Arlington?

Posted by: UVA-United | November 28, 2007 11:34 AM
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The online survey of fan interest in potential sites that DCU fielded several weeks ago listed Alexandria and Springfield, but not Arlington, as areas that were under consideration. If River Place were to start receiving serious consideration, that would indeed be news.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Breaking news!

Harry Redknapp and Portsmouth's president were arrested on bung charges by an anti-corruption police unit.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/index?cc=5901

I guess the FA will take Harry off the short list for the England job.

Posted by: ho | November 28, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

listed Alexandria and Springfield, but not Arlington, as areas that were under consideration. If River Place were to start receiving serious consideration, that would indeed be news.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 01:57 PM


Of course it would. I love the location for a stadium - but the residents secured a big ground lease when the Nationals were looking at the spot. It's a shame - the area deserves MUCH better buildings than those dumps. Like a DC stadium overlooking the Potomac and the more prominent features of the DC skyline.

And no major offense, but after living there for a period - nothing built with any amount of Maryland tax dollars is good. I'd rather travel the horrendous commute to Dulles!

Posted by: UVA-United | November 28, 2007 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Of course it would. I love the location for a stadium - but the residents secured a big ground lease when the Nationals were looking at the spot.
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As a resident of 22201, I would love a stadium in 22209, three kilometers away, as much as anyone. Besides, there is so little to attract people to Rosslyn on evenings and weekends as there is. However, there is no shortage of nimbyism in Arlington, as the brief episode with the Nats that you cite demonstrated. Further, anyone who wishes to redevelop the site, for a stadium or anything else, will have to confront the balkanized ownership structure that you also cite. Who owns the land which the residents are leasing? The residents themselves are organized into several cooperatives. Finally, many of the units are rented out, presumably most with standard leases. Getting the tenants out of there before their leases expire (or waiting until all the leases expire) would be an interesting exercise.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

For tonight's NCAA action, gametrackers for all matches can be found at:

http://www.ncaasports.com/soccer/womens/scoreboard/div1/2007/1130

Audio and video for selected games can be found at:

http://www.ncaasports.com/broadcast/schedule/champ-audio

It appears that there will be a video feed of UVA-WVU, and that all other games involving teams from this area will have an audio play-by-play. (Calling Tony Limarzi!)

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Oops! That was the scoreboard for the women's tournament. Save that for Friday. Here is the correct gametracker link for tonight:

http://www.ncaasports.com/soccer/mens/scoreboard/div1/2007/1128

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 2:56 PM | Report abuse


Veron Set For Shock MLS Move

http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=496378


and my new website

www.chicagofiresoccer.teach-nology.com

Posted by: Warren | November 28, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of people hating on Cristiano. But anyways yes his goal was meaningful because even though both Man U and Roma were through, the goal means that Man U clinched winning the group, instead of just advancing. They can rest players now for the last group stage match.

Posted by: p | November 28, 2007 6:00 PM | Report abuse

People who hate Critiano Ronaldo are extremely jealous because he is not on their dide of the clubs. His playing ability is so brilliant that people think he is cheating.

Posted by: td | November 28, 2007 6:48 PM | Report abuse

It was a nice goal. But C. Ronaldo does dive (not that he's the only one), and for that reason I am not a fan.

Posted by: FC | November 28, 2007 7:05 PM | Report abuse

The Terps escaped by the skin of their teeth (except that reptiles don't have teeth, I reckon, nor do teeth have skin, for that matter). I've been watching the WVU-UVA game. I have to admire the single camera operator who has to follow the play from end to end without a respite.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 7:43 PM | Report abuse

WVU goes up 1-0 on a nice free kick. I think they said the player who took it is from England.

Posted by: FC | November 28, 2007 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Stratford buried that kick just like that other native of London, and he comes a bit cheaper.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 8:15 PM | Report abuse

I share your respect for the one-man camera crew. I think the announcers are doing a good job too.

Posted by: FC | November 28, 2007 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Hey I think that's Brian Carroll's younger brother playing for WVU.

Posted by: FC | November 28, 2007 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Indeed:

http://www.msnsportsnet.com/profile.cfm?id=100854&sport=msoccer

I don't whether there is any realistic chance of getting three siblings in MLS.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of siblings, the Cavalier Barlow brothers both got yellow cards on the same play just now.

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 8:45 PM | Report abuse

UMass just bounced Boston College, the top seed in the tournament. Has that ever happened before since they went to 48 teams?

Also, Indiana and Bradley have gone to overtime. The lone Indiana goal was scored by someone with an interesting name:

http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/mellencamp_john00.html

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I hate BC.

Posted by: sitruc | November 28, 2007 10:38 PM | Report abuse

Who says reptiles don't have teeth? Ever seen an alligator?

By the way, Mourinho is a prom queen stringing along the doofus with the bad haircut (England) just for giggles. No way he takes that job.

Posted by: Troy | November 29, 2007 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Also, Indiana and Bradley have gone to overtime. The lone Indiana goal was scored by someone with an interesting name:

http://iuhoosiers.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/mellencamp_john00.html

Posted by: 22201 | November 28, 2007 09:08 PM

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It's his nephew...

Posted by: DE | November 29, 2007 10:20 AM | Report abuse

"*I'm told that representatives from both United and the Revs attended the River Plate-Colon de Santa Fe match Saturday in Buenos Aires. They did not know the others were there, but ran into each other at some point. Might they be scouting the same players? Hmmm....."

Somewhere, an Argentinean Ari Gold is smiling.

Posted by: Aguinaga | November 29, 2007 10:34 AM | Report abuse

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