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I am saving some good material on the trade for the print-edition story (sorry!), but will share a few items of interest now:

*According to DCU folks, Bobby Boswell requested a trade.

*United decided not to exercise the option on Jay Nolly's contract, but will provide him the opportunity to earn a roster spot in training camp. (Don't be surprised if United makes a move for another goalie to contend for the starting job this offseason.) Nicholas Addlery, Justin Moose and Jamil Walker are in the same situation, although it seems uncertain whether Moose will pursue it.

*Coach Tom Soehn, on the status of Jaime Moreno: "There are possibilities that he would come back and possibilities that he would not."

By Steve Goff  |  December 12, 2007; 3:42 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

"There are possibilities that he would come back and possibilities that he would not."

When did DCU hire Don Rumsfeld?

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | December 12, 2007 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Tommy's remark was uncharacteristically informative and long-winded.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | December 12, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Steve,
Why save stuff for the print edition? Everyone here will read the article when it comes out anyhow, even if it's the exact same thing that you post on the blog.

Posted by: argo0 | December 12, 2007 4:02 PM | Report abuse

That print edition needs some readers...

Posted by: RK | December 12, 2007 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Soehn is both wise and knowledgable.

I absolutely love comments like that. These type of comments are examples of his understanding of the obvious. Plus, they're defensive in nature. Right now, Kansas City has no idea whether they should expect to see Moreno in the line-up when we face them in March!

Posted by: TCompton | December 12, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Print edition story? Goff you must have given up on taking any vacation...

Much as I hate to say it, I think u ought to hit the beach even if it means missing a few scoops. The loyal Insider Nation will be here when you get back...

Posted by: Ron | December 12, 2007 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Because Goff's news, if not carefully controlled by means ink on newsprint, is so devastating to DC fans that the very electrons making up the digital format will burn out their eyes.

NO VERON, GUEVARA SIGNED INSTEAD

-or-

DC UNITED TO MOVE TO PHILADELPHIA

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | December 12, 2007 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Yeah. This is the off season, isn't it?

Nothing ever happens in the off season.

And yes, please buy the print edition. Support your local soccer-friendly newspaper.

Posted by: seahawkdad | December 12, 2007 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Times are very desparate in DC land right now. Nothings sure because the FO is just asleep at the wheel.

Posted by: tex | December 12, 2007 4:21 PM | Report abuse

BTW, both players are out of contract so this is very minor trade. Both will try Europe next offseason.

Posted by: tex | December 12, 2007 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Perkins going to Norway, Crowe waived and Nolly's option not picked up. Looks like the only GK who has a high probability of being on the roster next year wasn't on it at the end of this one. So who are we looking at in the draft, who are the hot prospects? Is that kid (Robles?) who bolted to Germany last year settled and doing well or might he boomerang?

Posted by: bluemeanies | December 12, 2007 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Someone please explain to me why Baby Drogba didn't make that list, but Addlery did. Which one scored this past season, I seemed to have forgotten.

Posted by: Glaucon | December 12, 2007 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Because Kpene actually looked like he knew what he was doing on the field, whereas Addlery was just plain awful (well, except for that game when he scored and the second leg of the Chicago playoffs when he helped spark the comeback).

Posted by: DE | December 12, 2007 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I interpreted Soehn's comment about Moreno as it is still very much in question whether the team captain will return -- that's newsworthy.

Don't worry, I'm not withholding much for the print edition.

FYI, stadium news from Metro section today or tomorrow.

Posted by: Goff | December 12, 2007 4:42 PM | Report abuse

"YI, stadium news from Metro section today or tomorrow."

I knew it.

Goff, if I'm right about Philadelphia, don't say a word.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | December 12, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I'll take that as confirmation.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | December 12, 2007 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Hell I will buy yearly subcription if the Post gives Mr. Goff more freedom to write about not only United and MLS but also for the football leagues around the globe. You know most of us follow them anyway. I would like to read and see a lot of color photos of the beatiful game in the sport section as opposed to seeing a lot of ugly sports' pictures. I guess just dream on!!

Posted by: td | December 12, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Withheld information probalby means quotes from some of the effected parties in the trade and can't possibly include Guevarra because Chivas USA is nowhere involved in this deal and they still have his rights.

The stadium news is either progress on the PG county option or public release of the top four plans for Poplar point at least one of which includes stadium. It could be Fenty picking a non-stadium plan without releasing it to the public if Fenty really wants to give off the air of total corruption. For Philly to be remotely possible the PA state house must have approved the funding for the stadium (at which point SOB would be every where because they are even bigger spammers and trolls than MJ) and that all options have failed and that a league that is showing a great deal of patience with KC and did with RSL suddenly out of the blue makes a hasty decision about a team with a new ownership group.

Posted by: bluemeanies | December 12, 2007 5:14 PM | Report abuse

The news concerns Poplar Point.

Posted by: Goff | December 12, 2007 5:15 PM | Report abuse

RE: Poplar Point.

There are possibilities that the stadium will be built there, and possibilities that it will not.

Posted by: Tom Soehn | December 12, 2007 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Well done :)

Posted by: RK | December 12, 2007 5:26 PM | Report abuse

NO VERON, GUEVARA SIGNED INSTEAD

-or-

DC UNITED TO MOVE TO PHILADELPHIA


These were fabrications. I'm glad to know I got someone to waste their time thinking it over.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | December 12, 2007 5:31 PM | Report abuse

So, let me understand this -

If Moreno returns, he will play for DCU. But if he doesn't, he'll play for another team.

Posted by: JSF | December 12, 2007 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I got it....

RBNY moving to Poplar Point, DCU moving to Greenbelt....

Posted by: The Mill | December 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Dunno. Moreno might stay with DCU, he might go elsewhere in MLS, he might have opportunities overseas...he might retire. We'll see. But the point Soehn was making was that it remains unclear.


Posted by: Goff | December 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Goff,

I'd be curious to know (in your print edition or otherwise) whether DCU had the power to stop Perkins' departure. If so, seems to me that creates an interesting news angle -- i.e., their obligation to the franchise should have compelled them to veto the transfer rather than stick DCU with a backup keeper (different story if Cannon were available).

Posted by: Anonymous | December 12, 2007 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Mastodon, I got the joke.


The poplar point news is that the feds got so annoyed with the way dc is handling this, they took the land back. Also they took away our non-voting representative. But in return, you can have guns.

Posted by: DCAustinite | December 12, 2007 5:44 PM | Report abuse

So did SI win the daily competition for most hits on a WaPo blog today? :-)

Posted by: Juan-John | December 12, 2007 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: MR Caretaker | December 12, 2007 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Dude, I know it's a small picture, but that guy definitely has hair. So certainly not Fenty.

Posted by: S | December 12, 2007 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I'd be curious to know (in your print edition or otherwise) whether DCU had the power to stop Perkins' departure.
--------

From what I understand, DCU was initially reluctant to agree to the deal. But the Norwegian club apparently improved the offer and DCU felt comfortable acquiring a new goalie to replace Perkins. Ideally, they probably would have preferred Cannon, but at the end of the day, they got a keeper who is younger, has huge potential and earns one-fourth of what Cannon makes.

Posted by: Goff | December 12, 2007 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Let's sign Hope Solo for the #1 spot.

Posted by: goal | December 12, 2007 8:30 PM | Report abuse

The Poplar Point article makes it sound like Fenty gets to hand pick the development plan he likes most. That can't be how it works, right? There isn't some vote taken by the council?

Posted by: Glaucon | December 13, 2007 5:08 AM | Report abuse

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