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United Falls to Odense

A late goal by Costa Rican Cristian Bolaños led Danish club Odense to a 1-0 victory over DCU in a scrimmage in Bradenton.

United started Wells in goal, McTavish, Martinez, Peralta and Burch on the backline, Moose on the right flank, Fred on the left, Simms behind Gallardo, and Moreno and Emilio up top. In the second half, Carvallo was in goal, Owens and Renfrow on the corners, Pat and Jeff Carroll in the middle, Walker on the right flank, Cordeiro on the left, Stratford in deep midfield, Monteiro and Niell up top and trialist Ardalan Attar from the University of San Francisco as the playmaker. Schmitz came on later in the half. Namoff sat out with a toe ailment, and Dyachenko and Kpene did not play because of minor injuries.

Attar was born in Iran and lived in the Netherlands before moving to Houston and attending junior college and then USF.

FYI, one observer tells me that Gallardo was outstanding in his one half of play.

By Steve Goff  |  February 8, 2008; 1:29 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Fire Kasper! And Payne! And Soehn!

Oh. It's just a scrimmage and doesn't mean anything?

Oh.

Posted by: Sean M | February 8, 2008 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Too bad Rod isn't getting any minutes so far this preseason. I hope he gets his wheels under him soon. I'm looking for a strong showing from him this year.

Posted by: Matte | February 8, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Martinez is the guy that intrigues me and he doesn't get much press. Hopefully Dyson can fill us in later.

Posted by: Chico | February 8, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

How is Renfrow doing? He is undrafted, and on paper his resume looks unimpressive (apart from a heartwarming triumph over cancer). But the same (minus the cancer) could have been said of Boswell when he came out of FIU.

Posted by: 22201 | February 8, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Steve.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | February 8, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Is that the same Costa Rican who used to play for the Chicago Fire?

What's up with all these ex-MLS players scoring? Agogo, Nkong, Bolanos

Posted by: From Chicago | February 8, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Good for Gallardo, if your source is accurate. And good for United - we need El Muñeco to play consistently high-quality soccer to justify the DP slot and the loss of Gomez.

Posted by: SSMD | February 8, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

But another lost???

Posted by: td | February 8, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Different Bolanos played for Chicago. This one came to Denmark from Saprissa and was on Costa Rica's World Cup roster in 2006.

Posted by: Goff | February 8, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

But another lost???

Posted by: td | February 8, 2008 02:14 PM

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I don't know if you're being sarcastic or not, but the way I see it, it's not a problem until they mean something.

Posted by: Kenobi | February 8, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

nice to see moose get the start on the right I sitll think he has potential.

Posted by: DRB | February 8, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Sure would be nice if jamil can develop on the wing.

Posted by: Matt | February 8, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

it may not be an important game, but they are getting in the habit of losing.

Posted by: mb | February 8, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Ex Fire Bolanos was Jonathan, not Cristian - Odense has the better Bolanos.

Boswell had impressive college stats albeit it at a smaller school.

If I had to bet on the undrafted trialists in terms of making the DCU roster, here is how I would rank them:

1. Pat Carroll
2. Ardalan Attar
3. Grady Renfrow

There are a few open spots on the developmental roster (only Monteiro and J. Carroll return) - figure that the draft picks make the team since they are all in camp (Cordeiro, Schmitz, Owens, Stratford, Thorpe) - it leaves 3 spots open so if these undrafted players impress, they may all make the team.

Posted by: Eric Z | February 8, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Fire Kasper! And Payne! And Soehn!

Oh. It's just a scrimmage and doesn't mean anything?

Oh.

Posted by: Sean M | February 8, 2008 01:39 PM
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I know that you are kidding, but there are people that get excited about this stuff even though we are playing guys who, in some cases, won't even make the reserve squad.

Last year we won the Supporter's Shield even though we went 0-3-1 to start the season.

It is neat to see who is playing and what is going on but we will not know for quite a while exactly how this team is going to play.

I hope that others can have fun like you are and not be obsessed with early pre-season scrimmage results.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 8, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

surely, we are showing alright.

I mean, we are playing reserves (that I've never heard of) and we're not doing horrible.

First game of the season, win or a tie.

Late blooming,exposive team.

Let's go.

Posted by: iagofart | February 8, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Matte, I whole-heartedly agree with you; this has to be Rod's break through year. I saw a lot of promise in the away leg of the playoffs against the fire, but other than that he has been really quiet. Time for some dividends!!

Posted by: DudeAbides | February 8, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

it may not be an important game, but they are getting in the habit of losing.

Posted by: mb | February 8, 2008 02:34 PM

You have never played a competitve sport for a varsity or an A squad...Training is training. 11 subs at half time is 11 subs at half time.

Posted by: You never played | February 8, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

But...but...the starting XI couldn't score in the first half! ZOMG signing Gallardo was a waste of teh moniez!!!1!!1

Posted by: silentbob | February 8, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Stratford would take up an international slot, not sure that's a given yet.

I'm not too sure Cordeiro will get signed either.

Not too sure Moose or Walker have much chance of being signed to the senior roster either.

Posted by: AlecW81 | February 8, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

What would it take to get Stratford a green card, if it comes to that? Would it help if he marries a Yank?

How is Walker looking after his long layoff?

Posted by: 22201 | February 8, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Is that fog or is the sky falling?

Posted by: sitruc | February 8, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

So, what's the breakdown of open slots? Who is essentially playing against who? For one, it sounds like Walker and Moose are dueling for a senior spot...is this correct?

Posted by: viv | February 8, 2008 3:44 PM | Report abuse

it may not be an important game, but they are getting in the habit of losing.

Posted by: mb | February 8, 2008 02:34 PM

You have never played a competitve sport for a varsity or an A squad...Training is training. 11 subs at half time is 11 subs at half time.

Posted by: You never played | February 8, 2008 02:56 PM

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haha you nailed me buddy. see you if you can figure out who I am:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=319833&cc=5901

Posted by: mb | February 8, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I was planning to go see this film at the Smithsonian on Sunday, but something else has come up:

http://residentassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=87105

It looks as if it could be little more than a retread of the Bhutanese film The Cup; then again, it might be really good. Is anyone else planning to see it?

Posted by: 22201 | February 8, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

haha you nailed me buddy. see you if you can figure out who I am:

Posted by: mb | February 8, 2008 04:21 PM
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Why didn't you make a 4.0? You mother and I have put so much time, effort, and MONEY into you education and you can't get better grades?! Instead of kicking that stupid ball around that stupid field you should have been studying! Well, you'd better get a big fat contract with one of those high-paying European teams because I'm not paying for you to live at home contemplating the meaning of somatic hypermutation during graduate school!

Posted by: mb's dad | February 8, 2008 4:43 PM | Report abuse

(I miss Bobby Boswell.)

(And Christian.)

Posted by: Anonymous | February 8, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Like some others here, I'd be interested in hearing about how fast Jamil Walker looks after his injury last season. If I recall correctly it was a ruptured Achilles and lots of folks were saying that's a very difficult injury for sprinters to fully recover from.

Posted by: garbaggio | February 8, 2008 5:51 PM | Report abuse

Moose on the right in the first half, Walker on the right in the second... Where was Domenic Mediate? I guess maybe Moose and Walker received more time because they're probably on the outside looking in right now for the senior roster.

Posted by: DCUMD | February 9, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

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