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Morning Kickaround

*Tragedy in Liberia, where at least eight die at the Monrovia stadium during a World Cup qualifier with Gambia. The match ended 1-1. D.C. United's Francis Doe played the final 29 minutes. New England's Kenny Mansally was on the Gambia roster, but did not play.

*England defeated T&T, 3-0, in Port of Spain. Okay, no surprise there. But what about the underbelly? As prophet Johnny Drama says, there's always an underbelly. How about this: Jack Warner invites England for a friendly. England FA can't stop laughing. Then it occurs to the suits, they are going to need CONCACAF support for a successful 2018 World Cup bid. England reconsiders. Underbelly.

*U.S. defender Jonathan Spector might miss the Olympics.

*Admit it, you miss those D.C. United-Washington Freedom doubleheaders at RFK, don't you? Alas, they're back. One, anyway: June 22, following the DCU-San Jose match, the Freedom will face Richmond in a W-League exhibition.

*With the weekend off from league play, the Kansas City Wizards defeated Municipal of Guatemala, 2-0, in Bugs's favorite town. Ivan Trujillo scored twice in the first half.

*Crystal Palace USA suffered its first USL2 defeat after five victories, 3-0 at home to Charlotte, while Real Maryland (3-4) dropped a 3-0 decision at Harrisburg.

Later this morning, our weekly MLS review with the Good, the Bad and the Coyote Ugly. For now, I'll leave you with Australia downing Iraq, 1-0, in World Cup qualifying:


By Steve Goff  |  June 2, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
 
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