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Lots of Soccer

[Updated with link to U.S. national team preview package]

Where to begin in today's soccer-happy Washington Post?

*The prospects of a 27,000-seat D.C. United stadium at Poplar Point are improving, or so it seems.

*Franco Niell could be nearing the end of his stay in Washington. You'll find an interesting nugget at the very end of the story, as well.

*MLS will investigate fan behavior at Saturday's Crew-Revs match.

*Iraqi soccer in turmoil.

*The USA plays the first of three challenging friendlies today at Wembley against England (3 p.m. ESPN Classic). We preview the trio of games in a PDF.

Meanwhile.....

*Toronto defeats Montreal, 1-0, in its first match of Canadian qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League.

*In U.S. Open Cup qualifiers, Columbus defeats Real Salt Lake, 2-0, while Colorado wins at Los Angeles, 1-0. All clubs rested regulars (or were missing them to international call-ups) and relied on some reserves. RSL's Dema Kovalenko got tossed, the second time in four years he has seen red in Open Cup play.

*Ticket sales for USA-Argentina at Giants Stadium on June 8 have surpassed 53,000.

*We told you a couple months ago this was going to happen, and now it's official: Freddy Adu has hired sports giant IMG to represent him.

*Philadelphia got an MLS team for 2010, and now it has a Women's Professional Soccer club for '10. The new league, which launches next spring, will add Philly in its second season to increase the number of entries to eight.

*Let's chat: 1 p.m. ET on washingtonpost.com. Submit your questions by clicking here.

By Steve Goff  |  May 28, 2008; 7:00 AM ET
 
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Comments

Inquires about Seitz? Good nugget Goff! At least the FO recognizes a weakness.

Great reporting! keep it up.

Posted by: strago | May 28, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

I wouldn't say prospects have been improved by an initial story whose sources seemed to paint a picture of the district paying $150M for a soccer stadium with no breakdown about what that money would be for or what United's responsibility would be other than covering anything over that 150. That's terrific grist for the anti mill.

Posted by: seahawkdad | May 28, 2008 7:29 AM | Report abuse

I say email bomb ESPN for airing the USA England match on ESPN Classic which Comcast doesn't even include on the "sports package" on digital that gets me FSC. Here's a link.
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?page=contact/espntv

Posted by: Harpo | May 28, 2008 7:46 AM | Report abuse

seahawkdad, as others have mentioned in the past there seems to be a anti-stadium slant in articles written by Nakamura. Whether perceived or real the dropping of key facts can influence residents in contacting their Council members.

Posted by: QuietSide | May 28, 2008 7:51 AM | Report abuse

Getting Chris Seitz would be a big upgrade, but United would have to pay a hefty price to prize him from RSL, I'd guess. Not only that, but I'm certain more than a few European teams will call on MLS once they see Seitz compete in the Olympics, so it would be only a short term fix. That kid's quality.

Posted by: schmuckatelli | May 28, 2008 7:52 AM | Report abuse

crap, i forgot to set dvr to tape friendly

see y'all on the chat today.

Posted by: blancanieves | May 28, 2008 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Send over Niell and Wells for Sietz, at least.
Man, I would love to have him in the net for United.

Posted by: voyager | May 28, 2008 8:17 AM | Report abuse

schmuckatelli, I agree with you. On top of that, he will miss quite a bit of time because of call-ups. I'd still love to have him though.

Posted by: sitruc | May 28, 2008 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Getting Seitz would be a big part of the solution to the defensive ills. The other would be benching Peralta, moving Martinez to the center with McTavish, and starting Burch on the left side. Peralta and Wells are scarry together in the back, as the madness at the end of last Saturday's game will attest. Wells is still not taking charge, and Peralta doesn't mark well nor close down at the top of the box. I still can't believe that Kasper and Soehn saw Peralta and thought he'd be a lock down center back, much the same as I can't believe they saw Niell and thought he could physically play in MLS.

Posted by: BillyBob | May 28, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

I doubt that Nakamura had detailed facts on this one. He quoted a source. That source probably didn't have much more to give him. He also couldn't get details from the Council members he contacted. So he tried. I don't at all fault him. He can't provide what he doesn't have.

Posted by: seahawkdad | May 28, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

I thought Nakamura was Fenty's mouthpiece.

Posted by: MarcFisher | May 28, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

How about we give RSL Wells and Niell (and we cover Niell's salary for the remainder of the season), and if that isn't enough throw in a third round draft pick for Seitz?

That gives them a solid backup (which is all Wells really is) some depth at striker and cap relief for him so it is a no lose prospect for them.

Posted by: Matthai | May 28, 2008 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Yo BillyBob - I'll agree that his salary seems high but Ryan Nelsen didn't look that good when he first arrived at RFK either. Give Peralta some more time to adjust to the league and get to know the players he goes up against.

Posted by: JMR | May 28, 2008 8:35 AM | Report abuse

anyone else having trouble with the question submission form for Goff's chat?

I didn't detect one little bit of anti-stadium in Nakamura's piece. You guys really are internet nuts just looking to be slighted at any opportunity. It came across to me as a simple retelling of the facts that have been offered. He can't control what the Council is putting out there as their plan. He quotes people who are pro-stadium and one council member who is skeptical.

As for Comcast, I get ESPN Classic as part of my digital cable. I think it is one of the channels in the "sports pack" you have to buy in order to watch FSC and Gol. It is channel 265 for me. But it doesn't make any sense that ESPN has relegated all of these friendlies to a channel that no one knows about.

If Seitz is all that why can't he unseat Rimando?

Posted by: Glenn | May 28, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

...and how many MLS games has Seitz played in? What makes anyone think he would be better than Wells right away? Maybe down the road, but right now we need an experienced keeper, not a young RSL back-up.

Posted by: Wrong Move | May 28, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

Steve Nash went with the Commish to Montreal -- possible interest in a Canadian team in MLS. From Commish blog:

"Also joining me on the trip to Montreal was Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash, former Yahoo! President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Mallett and MLS President Mark Abbott. Steve, who comes from a soccer family (his brother plays for the Whitecaps), and Jeff, who was part of Canada's National and Olympic soccer team programs as a teenager, are investors in Women's Professional Soccer and could be part of an ownership group for future MLS expansion into Canada. Steve is a world-class basketball player who truly loves soccer. I've been told that he plays on a number of amateur clubs during the offseason and has plans to co-host a charity soccer event with Claudio Reyna later this summer."

Posted by: Old WNT fan | May 28, 2008 8:47 AM | Report abuse

If our corrupt administration could do one good thing, it would be to bully FIFA (who are equally corrupt, to be fair) into reversing this decision.

Posted by: IraqiTeam | May 28, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

My Army intel sources have revealed that Niell's problems are both disciplinary and psychosomatic in nature: it seems that during road games Niell routinely sneaks away from the team hotel and frequents the local Chuck E. Cheese where he has repeatedly been traumatized by the sight of "el raton grande." Then again you know what they say about military intelligence...

Posted by: Frustrated@Fort Benning | May 28, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Live from london (via bberry): england gets lucky on weather, given that it is cold, grey, and wet. The fields of merrie england are verdant thanks to ever-present rain. Here's hoping it bothers capello, not because it would affect the outcome, but because anything that annoys that pompous windbag is ok with me.

On the popular topic for this thread, I like seitz very much, but don't count on the olympics driving his price up. I'll bet one of our overage selections will be a keeper. Howard, anyone?

I'm off in search of bitter (served in pints vice liters, thank you very much).

Posted by: troy | May 28, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

SHOCKING!!!

Who could ever believe Dema Kovalenko would get tossed out of a game!

I guess the last time he got tossed from an Open Cup game was in the infamous soccerplex collapse against Dallas. The funny thing about it was he was a DC United player when tossed and served his suspension a year later for the Red Bulls - when they faced DC in the Open Cup!

Posted by: garbaggio | May 28, 2008 9:07 AM | Report abuse

will the US-England game be shown again at 5 or 7 pm??

Posted by: Suz | May 28, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

7 pm on Galavision, if memory serves

Posted by: Fabio | May 28, 2008 9:12 AM | Report abuse

For the record,

ESPN Classic is NOT part of the sports package on Comcast. It is part of the digital plus package or some crap; It's ridiculous.

Posted by: strago | May 28, 2008 9:21 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately the close win over Toronto has temporarily taken the heat off of Mr. Soehn, who promptly through Wells under the bus in his post game remakes. Nice way to support the players coach after they spoke out in your support. I think in there exists the real problems with the team.

If you stand back and assess why some many these players that we're so hyped up during pre-season have failed to produce it doesn't add up. Looking at what an unorganized mess DC is on the field, last Sat. (which was better but they still looked scattered and unfocused) then it seems that the BIGGEST problem is at the top with the ones that thought these players could work in their system.

The players may have bought Soehn some time with a gritty win over Toronto but if Mr. Soehn shows his appreciation by pointing fingers at struggling players afterwards then I suspect that at the next, "If we don't win then Soehn most go junction," they might not respond in such a favorable manner.

I suspect Soehn has given himself until Mid-August to show some improvement, at which time DC will be standing in the same Eastern conference basement they're in presently.

The only way to stay positive about this team is to imagine what next season is going to be like with a new coach and a few 1st round draft picks.

Posted by: Soehn The Exit | May 28, 2008 9:25 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand why the WPS Philly franchise doesn't jump into the fray in 2009 along with everyone else. It is not as if they need to play in the new SSS in Chester. Any number of local college or high school venues would meet their needs. For instance, their WUSA predecessor played its home games at Villanova.

Posted by: tri-village | May 28, 2008 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Goff, can you update anything today on Seattles jersey unveiling today? Anyways great stuff today!

Posted by: Fisty409 | May 28, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Franco's not getting a lot of love from the coaching staff. I say he's gone by June 15, if not sooner.

Franco faced a tall order, which is no small feat. Perhaps a result of heightened expectations?

Posted by: Joe Doc | May 28, 2008 10:00 AM | Report abuse

@Tri-Village

As much as I loathe all women's soccer - the reason that the WPS is not going to jump into this is the same reason that fans in MLS have criticized choices our clubs have made until they are blue in the face.

So I will applaud the WPS on this business decision. First of all - they will be able to avoid massive lease payments and scheduling issues in year 1. Second of all, it likely involves some sort of ownership structure share with the group that will own the MLS club so that they can avoid redundant corporate structures and save some more on costs.

And the biggest reason of all - you only get one chance to make a great first impression (see Red Bull New York, MetroStars, New York/New Jersey MetroStars). What better way to introduce yourself to the league and to your prospective customers than with a waterfront, purpose-built stadium and the ability to learn and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls that will come with the original 7 entrants.

Posted by: Virginia Blue Blood | May 28, 2008 10:03 AM | Report abuse

@Joe Doc, you should have added that Niell feels he got short shrift...

And @Soehn the Exit, I can't argue a whole lot with what you say except that Wells has been so awful Soehn just can't talk around his performance forever without calling him out by name.

Posted by: Ron | May 28, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

FYI: If you live in Baltimore, ESPN Classic is available with all Comcast digital cable packages on channel 265. One would think it's the same in the DC area as well.

Posted by: Tv Guide | May 28, 2008 10:12 AM | Report abuse

*Because WPS wants/needs another 2009 team on the West Coast in addition to LA.

* Microsoft is sponsoring the Sounders at $4m per year for 5 years per today's WSJ, and have deposits for 16,000 season tix.

Posted by: Old WNT fan | May 28, 2008 10:13 AM | Report abuse

@Soehn The Exit,
What's a first round draft pick?

Posted by: Dave Kasper | May 28, 2008 10:14 AM | Report abuse

So I will applaud the WPS on this business decision. First of all - they will be able to avoid massive lease payments and scheduling issues in year 1. Second of all, it likely involves some sort of ownership structure share with the group that will own the MLS club so that they can avoid redundant corporate structures and save some more on costs.
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If the league schedule is anything like the WUSA's, they will done by Labor Day. College and high school stadiums are mostly idle over the summer, so there should be few scheduling conflicts. And the rent on an otherwise idle 10,000-seat stadium such as Villanova's can't be that high.

The story to which Goff linked identifies an ownership group that appears to be totally different from the MLS investors. Perhaps the MLS folks will give them a sweetheart deal that is comparable to what Villanova would have given them.

Posted by: tri-village | May 28, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

did anyone here ever use soccertv.com? it's gone now and i sure miss it. I hated it's layout but it's info was spot on. are there any alternatives? livesoccertv.com doesn't even list galavision showing the U.S. game @ 7pm. weak..

Posted by: mizage | May 28, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

4 million a year for 5 years? Henry will be there in no time...
Commence the west coast arms race.
Kinda Sounds like Emerald City could give the Galaxy a run for their Money.
I hope Moreno skips this call up. Unless he can single handedly push Bolivia through. He's the closest thing we have to a team leader on the field.
You'd be surprised how different cable packages are from place to place.
Wells sucks, I wish Olsen would just evict him already, never mind what the team wants to do with him. Just throw all his crap out on the curb while he's in New England.
Sounds harsh Zach but you gotta go.

Posted by: Dadryan | May 28, 2008 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Wow - the soccer stadium is coming along quite well and so is DCU's wonderful record this season. Hat's off to Kevin Payne and all his hard work.

Posted by: GreatJob | May 28, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

*Toronto defeats Montreal,

over 12,000 in montreal for that game..impressive.

Posted by: mizage | May 28, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

so the freaking sounders have a better shirt deal than we do?

Posted by: northzax | May 28, 2008 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Microsoft is sponsoring the Sounders...

Posted by: Old WNT fan | May 28, 2008 10:13 AM
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More than three players running at the same time will cause the team to crash.

Continue.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 28, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

USA/England will also be carried live on ESPN360 -- yeahhhhh boyeeeee!

Posted by: edgeonyou | May 28, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Cordiero gets a contract upgrade: http://behindthebadge.com/index.php

Does this mean someone is off the Senior roster? Is Franco gone already? Are we putting Benny on the season ending injury list?

Posted by: Doze | May 28, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

I've figured out just what DCU's problems are this season ... they are practicing the wrong sport - HANDBALL! That explains a lot!

http://www.behindthebadge.com/2008/05/photo-of-the-day-handball.php

Posted by: downtown | May 28, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

*Because WPS wants/needs another 2009 team on the West Coast in addition to LA.
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If they succeed in landing such a team, then they can start play in 2009 with nine teams. It is not as if they have to be capped at eight teams. After all, they're not about to turn away a second West Coast team for 2010 because they already have eight teams.

Posted by: tri-village | May 28, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

More than three players running at the same time will cause the team to crash.

Continue.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 28, 2008 10:34 AM

Too funny, I-270, Exit 1.

But it's all good -- the Seattle FO can immediately send a report of the incident to Microsoft.

Posted by: Joe Doc | May 28, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

@ downtown. yeah, but they look relaxed, that's a good thing.

Posted by: northzax | May 28, 2008 11:05 AM | Report abuse

@ doze. Reason he gets a contract upgrade is to fill the slot opened up by Jeff Curtin retiring.

Posted by: DCUfrvr | May 28, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

@ doze. Reason he gets a contract upgrade is to fill the slot opened up by Jeff Curtin retiring. Which is a senior developmental slot, so he is still a developmental player. Not sure what the difference is though, high pay maybe?

Posted by: DCUfrvr | May 28, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

The only thing marring today's soccer happy edition of the Post - Mr. Tony's moronic comment that women's soccer is not a physical sport, as opposed to women's lacrosse. Hey Korny - why not use your MNF off-season time next year and watch a little WPS or college soccer? For once you might have some facts from which to form an opinion.

Posted by: BillyBob | May 28, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse

*edit* higher pay maybe?

Sorry computer is on the fritz.

Posted by: DCUfrvr | May 28, 2008 11:12 AM | Report abuse

The articel says senior developmental spot... Doesn't this mean the upper level developmental vs. the baselien one, but NOT a senior contract


Cordiero gets a contract upgrade: http://behindthebadge.com/index.php

Does this mean someone is off the Senior roster? Is Franco gone already? Are we putting Benny on the season ending injury list?

Posted by: Doze | May 28, 2008 10:37 AM

Posted by: Anonymous | May 28, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Completely OT, but I read that Prince, Woody Harrelson and Michael Bolton are vegetarians. Yikes!

I'm gonna grab a juicy burger for lunch.

Posted by: Joe Doc | May 28, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

""More than three players running at the same time will cause the team to crash.""

Their jersey has to be bright blue with an hour glass frozen on it . . .

Posted by: delantero | May 28, 2008 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Yo BillyBob - I'll agree that his salary seems high but Ryan Nelsen didn't look that good when he first arrived at RFK either. Give Peralta some more time to adjust to the league and get to know the players he goes up against.

Posted by: JMR | May 28, 2008 8:35 AM

10 games in JMR - one-third of the season. How much time do we allow? Granted, 10 games is not much time compared to the years of my life that I lost watching Peralta nearly tie last Saturday's game by scoring what would have been his second own goal of the year off a header.

Posted by: BillyBob | May 28, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | May 28, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Today's game being on ESPN Classic = Just another reason I love my dish. So much better than cable. Never, ever going back.

Posted by: Love the dish | May 28, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

@ doze. Reason he gets a contract upgrade is to fill the slot opened up by Jeff Curtin retiring. Which is a senior developmental slot, so he is still a developmental player. Not sure what the difference is though, high pay maybe?

Posted by: DCUfrvr | May 28, 2008 11:10 AM


I think it is an upgrade from $12K to $17K which at that salary is almost a 42% raise and $400 more pre-tax per month. I'm sure his budget will appreciate that bump.

Posted by: Matthai | May 28, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

The only thing marring today's soccer happy edition of the Post - Mr. Tony's moronic comment that women's soccer is not a physical sport, as opposed to women's lacrosse. Hey Korny - why not use your MNF off-season time next year and watch a little WPS or college soccer? For once you might have some facts from which to form an opinion.

Posted by: BillyBob | May 28, 2008 11:11 AM

On his radio show, Kornheiser had to be corrected by Wilbon for his assumption that checking was allowed in women's lacrosse. He doesn't know what he's talking about in regards to either soccer or lacrosse.

Wilbon and Kornheiser also think that lacrosse is "taking over" from soccer amongst girls - a pretty rediculous statement.

Posted by: Kev | May 28, 2008 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Anybody else getting a "Server Error" message when they try to submit a question to Goff's upcoming chat?

Posted by: Juan-John | May 28, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Matthai is correct - Cordeiro is still a developmental player but he is earning a higher wage (we can now supersize a few meals at McD's) with his new senior developmental roster contract. Assumedly, DCU will sign someone to replace Curtin on the developmental roster - perhaps one of the players who have been in camp (i.e. Brandon Owens, Grady Renfrow) to a regular developmental roster spot.

Posted by: Oliver | May 28, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Wells was spectacularly bad on Saturday. He's to goalkeeping what Soehn is to coaching.

I'm not ready to throw Peralta under the bus just yet. He does need to grow a pair when it comes to playing against physical forwards, though.

Posted by: spike_2.0 | May 28, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Oh, and let's try to stay on top of the Neill situation. Just because he's had a low profile doesn't mean he can't help the team in short doses.

Posted by: spike_2.0 | May 28, 2008 12:00 PM | Report abuse

At last, they're asking about Seitz. I have been saying he's hte perfect fit here for a while.

A hefty price for Seitz? He's still the back-up there to Rimando, after all. And Nicky wasn't seeing much time between the nets here. Seitz may have a big upside, however -- but if he starts getting national team play, then he's off to Europe like Troy. Besides, so long as Seitz is the no. 1 for the U-23s, he will be missing games. No way United trades for him before the Olympics, but maybe after?

Personally, it's that prospect of a future with the national team that might make Seitz more appealing to United than other clubs. With roots in this area, Seitz might stick around a little longer with United -- especially if the team is playing in international tourneys.

Maybe we could package Wells, along with the MLS rights to Perkins -- or that No. 1 we got from Colorado?

Posted by: Fisch Fry | May 28, 2008 12:04 PM | Report abuse

That's a low blow, dude.

Posted by: Joe Doc | May 28, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

"Anybody else getting a "Server Error" message when they try to submit a question to Goff's upcoming chat?"

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No, but the Sounders will keep getting "server error" message, every time they attempt to cross...unless Peralta's defending....

Posted by: Lost in the Catskills | May 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

On his radio show, Kornheiser had to be corrected by Wilbon for his assumption that checking was allowed in women's lacrosse. He doesn't know what he's talking about in regards to either soccer or lacrosse.

Wilbon and Kornheiser also think that lacrosse is "taking over" from soccer amongst girls - a pretty rediculous statement.

Posted by: Kev | May 28, 2008 11:33 AM
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You should post this to Christian Swezey's lacrosse blog and see what sort of reaction it gets from Swezey or others.

Posted by: tri-village | May 28, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Girls lacrosse is making inroads. More scoring, often less drama on the sidelines and in the stands. Some like to do both sports, and soccer is not always tolerant of that, and when forced to choose, choose lax.

Posted by: Mysterian | May 28, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

More from Columbus Dispatch's Crew reporter Shawn Mitchell:

http://blog.dispatch.com/crew/2008/05/videogate.shtml

Posted by: SportzNut21 | May 28, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Great news from Crew Stadium based on the Dispatch link above:

"Several fans in the sections were ejected from the for throwing objects other than streamers onto the field, and the feeling among the supporters and the front office is that the people throwing hard objects and the person heard on the video were not part of the usual group.

The supporters I talked to and general manager Mark McCullers said they were confident they could identify the person who made the slur. McCullers said that person would be banned from the stadium."

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | May 28, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Anyone remember Soehn saying just recently something like"we have not pointed the finger at anyone this is a team and we have to keep working" Funny seems like they are pointing fingers at Niell,Emilio and Wells if you read the Post. Soehn is wearing thin on the skin and it's irritating to listen to his bs as well Payne(in the azz) is all to comfortable pointing fingers at anyone other than himself for assembling this mess and demoing a solid team. Thanks Kevin oh and you look so Eurosnob with those candy azz eyeglasses. What a douuuche it was all about style without substance for Kev. Hurry up and get Seitz if you really want to make a difference at this point. Make it happen beeyatch!

Posted by: glove | May 28, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

my bad Kevin Kasper is the d-bag with the Eurostyle glasses

Posted by: glove | May 28, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

HOLY CRAP! I'm listening to BBC Radio right now. They are broacasting live at Wembley and DON GARBER is being interviewed live right now on the air!

Posted by: Ameobi | May 28, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Ameobi, I hope you realize that now you are obligated to tell us what he said.

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | May 28, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

It's worth mentioning that there are many more women's college lacrosse programs than men's ones nowadays, thanks to the aftereffects of Title IX no doubt.

Posted by: Everett W. | May 28, 2008 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The BBC Radio guys asked Garber about the popularity of soccer in the US and how the MLS is growing because of Beckham. He went into the same schpeal about building SSS's that helps teams to make money. He also talked about expansion with Philly and Seattle.

Then they asked him about the USSF competing with England for World Cup 2018. They joked about that for a few minutes.

Then the BBC Radio guys commented on how much Canada sucks and Don Garber agreed and they parted ways

Posted by: Ameobi | May 28, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Funny, I watched the game on ESPN Classic on Comcast where I live.

Posted by: Dos a Cero | May 28, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

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