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Soccer Insider: March 23, 2008 - March 29, 2008

Matchday: DCU at K.C.

[updated with DCU starters] Greetings again from Ciudad de Kansas. After swinging through Jayhawk country (Lawrence, Kan.), visiting the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at historic 18th & Vine and chowing at Gates, I'm ready for some futbol, aren't you? Before we get started with our MLS...

By Steve Goff  |  March 29, 2008; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Dust in the Wind

All we are is dust in the wind Welcome to Kansas -- the state, not the band or the university. First impressions of CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the Wizards' two-year temporary home until their new stadium is completed: I thought I would hate it. I actually kind of like it. It's a...

By Steve Goff  |  March 28, 2008; 8:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Midday Kickaround

Greetings from Kansas City. A few items to share..... *Steve Guppy, the 38-year-old English wing who spent a portion of the 2005 season with D.C. United, has resurfaced in, all of places, Rochester, N.Y., as a player/assistant coach for the USL1's Rhinos. After leaving MLS, he played for Stevenage Borough...

By Steve Goff  |  March 28, 2008; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  Misc.  
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From D.C. to K.C.

I'll be in the air and off the grid until Friday afternoon. Hoping to attend DCU's late-day workout at the Wizards' ballpark in Kansas City (the one in Kansas, not Missouri) and will share my initial impressions. Until then, check out The Post's full-page MLS preview in the print edition...

By Steve Goff  |  March 27, 2008; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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USA-Argentina!

It's a done deal: USA-Argentina June 8, 7:30 p.m. Giants Stadium ESPN Classic, Galavision So in the weeks leading up to the Americans' World Cup qualifying opener vs. Barbados on June 15 at Home Depot Center, they will play: *England, May 28 at Wembley *Spain, June 4 in Santander *Argentina,...

By Steve Goff  |  March 27, 2008; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Guevara and DCU Updates

The latest on the Amada Guevara saga: From one of his reps: "Amado will not be joining MLS at this time. The MLS made a concerted effort to see that Amado rejoin the league and we were able to reach an agreement but unfortunately certain obligations could not be met...

By Steve Goff  |  March 27, 2008; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
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Morning Kickaround

Lots of video to share, but first..... *In case you missed our previous thread, El Salvador defeated Anguilla, 4-0, before more than 22,000 at Estadio RFK. *Canada's CONCACAF Champions League qualifying has been set. *Grim times for Gretna in Scotland. *Ben Olsen chatted with the masses on washingtonpost.com yesterday. Click...

By Steve Goff  |  March 27, 2008; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
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Scenes From a Maul

England-France? Ha! USA-Poland? Please. We've got El Salvador-Anguilla in a World Cup qualifier at Estadio RFK! The early crowd estimate: 20,000+. Halftime: It's only 4-0. Then again, it was only 4-0 the first time they met in San Salvador, and the final count was 12-zip. A few items to share:...

By Steve Goff  |  March 26, 2008; 8:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  World  
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Matchday: USA-Poland

This is your place for pregame, in-game and postgame banter. Kickoff is around 3:30 p.m. ET. You can watch live on Fox Soccer Channel, follow MatchTracker on the USSF Web site or just read the comments here by your fellow Insider loyalists. (I will be watching and working at the...

By Steve Goff  |  March 26, 2008; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Morning Kickaround

The separate threads for separate topics worked well yesterday and drew wonderful response from Insider loyalists, but to start our day this morning, let's keep it all together and see what unfolds this afternoon. *At the top of our agenda is the USA-Poland friendly (3:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel). It...

By Steve Goff  |  March 26, 2008; 9:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
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United, MLS Notes

*Coach Tom Soehn said United will bring 19 players to Kansas City for Saturday's league opener, including Jaime Moreno, who injured his hamstring in the first leg of the Harbour View Champions' Cup series and has resumed training this week. Moreno said he is at about "70 percent." The group...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
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Poplar What?

On the prospects of a stadium at Poplar Point, Commish Don Garber said: "We are making progress. I sat next to a number of city officials [during today's DCU luncheon] who believe in this team, believe in this sport, they believe in Victor MacFarlane and Will Chang. It's frustrating and...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 3:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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There's Only One United

For now, anyway. MLS Commish Don Garber said no expansion clubs in the near future will be able to use the name "United." (A group called St. Louis Soccer United has been leading the efforts for expansion in that city.) "There have been a number of teams that have been...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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DCU, Sponsored By.....

I'm not sure, exactly. But I am hearing the club has made significant progress in reaching a deal for a long-anticipated jersey sponsor and that a foreign automobile maker is the leading candidate. DCU Prez Kevin Payne played down the possibility of an imminent agreement, saying the club has been...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (113)
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USA World Cup Qualifier to RFK?

Lots of news to share with you today. I'm going to try something different and put everything into separate threads instead of spending extended time piling all of it into one discussion. So we begin with..... Sources tell me that RFK Stadium is in serious negotiations about hosting one of...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Quiet Morning, Busy Afternoon

The Commish is coming! The Commish is coming! Yes, Don Garber is scheduled to attend D.C. United's annual kickoff luncheon today and will surely provide blog-worthy material. For now, however, just a few things to pass along: *GolTV has purchased the U.S. rights to show Germany's 2010 World Cup qualifiers...

By Steve Goff  |  March 25, 2008; 8:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
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Murphy, Cezar, Kpene [updated]

Yes. Maybe. No. D.C. United has offered a developmental contract to defender Dane Murphy, an undrafted rookie from Virginia. The club is in talks with representatives for Cezar, the young Brazilian forward from Atletico Mineiro who has been on trial for several weeks. And United is going to release Guy-Roland...

By Steve Goff  |  March 24, 2008; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
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Meat Puppets

We can't claim 3.7 trillion hits per month, we're not the place to watch video of attention-deprived fans running onto the pitch and we have nothing to offer on the personal lives of footballers, but what we do have is this: Puppet power! So I got that goin' for me,...

By Steve Goff  |  March 24, 2008; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
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USA Roster in Poland

The 18-man USA roster for Wednesday's friendly against Poland in Krakow (3:30 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel) is set. The match falls on an international fixture date, so technically everyone is available, but because the MLS season starts this week and some clubs wanted their U.S. u-23s back after a...

By Steve Goff  |  March 23, 2008; 9:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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