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Soccer Insider: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Matchnight SuperLiga: DCU-Chivas

Greetings from Estadio RFK..... *The pitch was replaced this past week and looks pretty good; we'll see how well it plays. *I hear DCU is still very much in the market for a goalkeeper to challenge Zach Wells for playing time, and with the window opening Tuesday, we could see...

By Steve Goff  |  July 12, 2008; 6:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Not So Super?

Goff here. Nice to be back among the loyalists. As the Insider was first to tell you in this story last summer, the amount of SuperLiga winnings earmarked to MLS players is only a portion of the $1 million grand prize that the league likes to trumpet at every opportunity...

By Steve Goff  |  July 12, 2008; 12:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MLS  
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Notes from Practice

A couple notes from practice today: Marcelo Gallardo is out with a groin strain, which was aggravated in the win over L.A. on June 29, and Dominic Mediate is out with a concussion. Also out are Jeff Carroll (toe surgery), Santino Quaranta (hamstring), Ben Olsen (ankle surgery) and Dan Stratford...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 11, 2008; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (88)
 
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Friday Morning Kickaround

Good morning. I'll be headed out to practice later this morning and will post anything interesting I hear from out there. Colleague Zach Berman will be handling the SuperLiga preview for tomorrow's paper and Goff will soon be back from vacation. But until then, and as usual, here are some...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 11, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Short Update on U-17s

I told you I'd get you results when I knew them and this is what I know: The D.C. United U-17 Academy team lost in penalty kicks to Real Salt Lake this morning in the SUM U-17 Cup. The score was tied 1-1 at regulation. I don't have any other...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 10, 2008; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
 
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Thursday Morning Kickaround

Good morning all. Here's my story from today's print version, as you can see there are two sides to every story. We'll see exactly what happens when the USSF takes a look at the video. UPDATE: Here is the MLS First XI as named this morning for the MLS All-Star...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 10, 2008; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
Categories:  Misc.  
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The Blanco Situation and Other Tidbits

You all have been asking for more specifics on what exactly happened in last night's game with Blanco. Here's what I can tell you. In addition to his on-field conduct, which according to D.C. United defender Marc Burch included both punching and eye-gouging D.C. midfielder Clyde Simms, Blanco also allegedly...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 9, 2008; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (174)
Categories:  MLS  
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DCU-Chicago: The Aftermath

Well, what did you guys think? I won't be putting up any player rankings -- I can't pretend to be Goff -- but here's what I saw from the press box. I was actually really impressed by Fred in the early goings of the game and was surprised at how...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 9, 2008; 9:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Matchnight: US Open Cup Quarterfinals

Well, here we go. Tonight, two MLS rivals face off in the US Open Cup quarterfinals at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds at 7:30. Check in at USOpenCup.Com for previews on the other match-ups going on tonight: Crystal Palace USA (USL2) vs. New England Revolution Charleston Battery (USL1) vs. FC...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 8, 2008; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (223)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Tuesday Afternoon Kickaround

Good afternoon, Tenorio here, hope all's well out here in blog land. I'll put an official matchday blog up later today, but I thought I'd throw at least something up to keep the masses happy. First off, here are the articles from this morning's paper: Zach Berman's preview and my...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 8, 2008; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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Olsen Undergoes Another Surgery

Hey guys, Paul Tenorio filing here in place of Goff. Just got this bit of news from United spokesman Doug Hicks: D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen underwent another ankle surgery this afternoon, according to United spokesman Doug Hicks, adding to an extended recovery from ankle problems that have plagued the...

By Paul Tenorio  |  July 7, 2008; 2:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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