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Soccer Insider: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Horrible Injury to Eduardo

Eduardo da Silva, Arsenal's Brazilian-born Croatian forward, suffered a terrible injury inflicted by Martin Taylor early in today's 2-2 tie at Birmingham City. "This guy should never play football again," Gunners Manager Arsene Wenger fumed. For still photos of the incident, click here. [Proceed with caution -- they are graphic...

By Steve Goff  |  February 23, 2008; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  World  
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He's Off to See the Wizards

He's close, anyway. The word on this Friday night is that Kansas City is in the late stages of talks with Argentine forward Claudio Lopez about becoming the club's first designated player. A few days after telling you that the sides were in serious negotiations, we are being told by...

By Steve Goff  |  February 22, 2008; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MLS  
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Friday Updates

*I hear that the Revs have finalized the purchase of Costa Rican forward Argenis Fernandez from Santos and a formal announcement is likely early next week. He was on the Ticos' squad at the Under-20 World Cup last summer. Earlier reports said the transfer fee would be $200,000, but I've...

By Steve Goff  |  February 22, 2008; 2:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Seattle Sound

See them running heading homeward to Seattle *While Philadelphia will step into the spotlight next week when the city/area/region is formally introduced as MLS's 16th club, Seattle is preparing to start play next year. Top priority: Nickname and logo. Indications are that both will be unveiled in the next 12...

By Steve Goff  |  February 22, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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We're Doomed!

Missiles blowing up wayward spy satellites, a Rold Gold thin resembling the Virgin Mary and laser beams directed at a Manchester United star? Surely, the end is near....

By Steve Goff  |  February 21, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Radiohead

Or Radio Nowhere, Pirate Radio, Radio Free Europe, On Your Radio and, of course, Mexican Radio. Or maybe just Radio. Other suggestions? Anyway, D.C. United is moving.....on the (English) radio dial. From 1160 AM (WMET) to 1050 AM (WFED), which is owned by the same company (Bonneville) that runs ratings...

By Steve Goff  |  February 21, 2008; 10:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Morning Kickaround

I will have some mild D.C. United news soon, but for now..... *The Pan-Pacific nonsense tournament got under way in the wee hours (Eastern time) last night with artificial turf, a crowd of only 15,000, David Beckham unexpectedly playing a full 90, a dreary effort by the Galaxy in a...

By Steve Goff  |  February 21, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Misc.  
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Blue Hawaii

No, I'm not there. Wish I were. What to make of this Pan-Pacific Championship? Frankly, I have a hard time taking it seriously. Houston is near a large body of water, but it ain't the Pacific. I know, Brian Ching is from Hawaii and is a natural draw. And of...

By Steve Goff  |  February 20, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Piojo, DCU, Lunch, Real, a Book and 'Redemption'

I wasn't sure when I would be able to join you Wednesday, so I'll provide this late Tuesday offering: *There is definitely something to Kansas City's pursuit of Argentine forward Claudio "El Piojo" Lopez. One source tells me: "I think it's going to happen." Wizards Coach Curt Onalfo says he...

By Steve Goff  |  February 19, 2008; 8:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (75)
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United Team Updates

Reserve midfielder-defender Jeff Carroll has a ruptured toe tendon and will be sidelined two to three months, Coach Tom Soehn said. He will remain on the 28-man roster in a developmental slot. Meantime, midfielder Ben Olsen underwent an additional procedure, not surgery, on his recovering ankles yesterday. When will he...

By Steve Goff  |  February 19, 2008; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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On the Grapevine

Something I've heard..... *Are the Kansas City Wizards in serious negotiations with Argentine forward Claudio Lopez? We told you a couple months ago about the Lopez-to-MLS rumblings, and now there appears to be something to it. He's 33, he's played more than 50 times for Argentina, he's played in the...

By Steve Goff  |  February 19, 2008; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
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Hello, Is There Anybody In There?

Sorry for the absence. I'm in a holding pattern on a few things. Hope to rejoin you later today. Feel free to discuss Champions League matches or any other futbol topics. Or rock 'n' roll. Sincerely, Comfortably Numb...

By Steve Goff  |  February 19, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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DCU Roster Update

Having trouble keeping track of who is in D.C. United training camp? Yeah, me too. Here's the latest roster information from California, where United is facing Chivas USA in a scrimmage today and will play San Jose at Cal Poly SLO on Sunday: Ben Olsen (ankles) and Jeff Carroll (toe)...

By Steve Goff  |  February 18, 2008; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Kassel on Terps' List, but.....

The University of Maryland officially unveiled its freshman recruiting class today, and among the eight players listed is New York Red Bulls' youth academy player Matt Kassel from Bridgewater, N.J. It is an interesting situation, one that we may see repeated often in the coming years, as MLS teams start...

By Steve Goff  |  February 18, 2008; 12:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  College Soccer  
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Celebrating Presidents' Day.....

.....with some words from our favorite jefe, Theodore "Sepp" Roosevelt, er, Joseph "Sepp" Blatter. He's a busy man these days, what with reported squabbling in the 2010 World Cup local organizing committee, the arrival of formal bids for the 2018 tournament and the possibility of having to admit a new...

By Steve Goff  |  February 18, 2008; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
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Barnsley Mania

Watch the reaction of the Sky Sports studio commentators as they monitor Barnsley's dramatic FA Cup game-winner against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Someday, my man Rob Stone will react this way during a U.S. Open Cup matchday. ;-)...

By Steve Goff  |  February 17, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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