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Soccer Insider: July 20, 2008 - July 26, 2008

Saturday Kickaround

*We are beginning to learn more about NBC's coverage of Olympic soccer. As we told you a few days ago, a channel dedicated to all men's and women's matches will be created and available on some cable systems. But for mainstream viewing, the USA women's opener vs. Norway on Aug....

By Steve Goff  |  July 26, 2008; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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MLS Rumblings

Chicago's acquisition of the rights to veteran striker Brian McBride from Toronto is in the final stages. Chad Barrett and other considerations are heading north. Of course, McBride would not be available to the Fire until after the Olympics. ... A few clubs in need of goalkeeping help have inquired...

By Steve Goff  |  July 25, 2008; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MLS  
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Friday Kickaround

*To relive the pomp and circumstance, glory and drama of the one and only MLS All-Star Game, click here for video highlights. *Players on the move: -- Robbie Russell from Denmark to Utah. -- Forward Kei Kamara goes from San Jose to Houston. -- Lots of action in Big D....

By Steve Goff  |  July 25, 2008; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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All-Star Mania! (Or Not)

I am out of town on personal business and do not plan to update the blog until Friday morning. This thread is for all non-DCU discussion (Friedel to Villa, Adu to Monaco, Olympic player tug-of-war, NBC Olympic announcers from afar, etc.) as well as the MLS All-Star Game tonight. ESPN's...

By Steve Goff  |  July 24, 2008; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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United-Dynamo, the Aftermath

You know about the storm. Now listen to the fury. "Just as a whole, that was bad," Coach Tom Soehn said. After the long delay, "We came out like we did in the first half: no energy and no life. They punished us over and over again." And changes are...

By Steve Goff  |  July 24, 2008; 2:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (156)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Matchnight: DCU-Dynamo

Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount But nothing really matters much, it's doom alone that counts And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn 'Come in,' she said, 'I'll give you, shelter from the storm' Another maelstrom is a-comin' to Estadio RFK....

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2008; 5:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (341)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Weather ... or Not?

Might we be in store for a third DCU-Houston postponement, or at least an interruption, at Estadio RFK tonight? Click here for the game-time forecast from washingtonpost.com's Capital Weather Gang....

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2008; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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International Friendlies at RFK

Local promoter Elias Polio has confirmed with the Insider that two international friendlies will be staged at RFK Stadium in the coming weeks: *Bolivia-Guatemala, Wed., Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. *El Salvador-Trinidad and Tobago, Thu., Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. The matches will serve as serious tuneups for the three...

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2008; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  World  
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Morning Kickaround

*Click here to read the story about the power outage at Estadio RFK yesterday. So far this year, we've had rain, thunder, lightning, power issues, malfunctioning lights, pitch-eating fungus, stray cats roaming the tunnels and famine (have you visited concessions lately?). Tonight: a visit from the Flying Spaghetti Monster. *Toronto...

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2008; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
 
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Northern Rock

It was a night of improvisation and storytelling, individual flair, harmony and elegance. A sellout crowd was offered 90 quality minutes and then considerable added time, rising to its feet with each masterstroke from a Geordie craftsman who took center stage and embarked on a series of incomparable solo runs...

By Steve Goff  |  July 23, 2008; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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A Royal Mess

A tumultuous maiden season for third-division Real Maryland continued this week with the dismissal of Coach Silvino Gonzalo and the hiring of Brazilian Antonio Carlos Vieira. According to the club's press release, Vieira began his coaching career in 1989 and has worked in Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, El Salvador, Guatemala,...

By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  USL  
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BREAKING NEWS: United Game Postponed Again

D.C. United's makeup game against the Houston Dynamo tonight at RFK Stadium has been postponed. This is not a joke. The reason is power outages throughout Southeast Washington, including RFK, according to club spokesman Doug Hicks. The match will be played Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The game was originally scheduled...

By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2008; 3:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (142)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Morning Kickaround

*By reading my United-Dynamo preview, you will learn that DCU is facing its first four-game home losing streak in its 13-season history. Before flopping in SuperLiga last week, United lost three straight at Estadio RFK in 2000 and 2001. The '01 skid included a 4-3 exhibition loss to Bayer Leverkusen,...

By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2008; 9:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (65)
 
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X Speaks

Former Galaxy defender Abel Xavier told the Insider tonight that his contract was guaranteed and, by waiving him, the club did not create any salary cap space. Xavier was due to make $156,000 this season. Through a team spokesman, Los Angeles GM Alexi Lalas declined to comment. During a 30-minute...

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2008; 9:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  MLS  
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Freddy to Monaco

Olympic-bound Freddy Adu has been loaned by Benfica to Monaco. Read about it here. His mother, Emelia, confirmed the move to the Insider and said Freddy might hold a news conference from Olympic training camp in California later this week to discuss it. Reached by phone today, Freddy said he...

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2008; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (47)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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DCU Update

Quiet morning at the ballpark: United's training session was closed, everyone seemed in an upbeat mood afterward despite the SuperLiga failure and the focus has clearly turned toward tomorrow night's rematch with the Dynamo at RFK. From the sound of things, Jaime Moreno will be back in the starting lineup....

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2008; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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The Good, The Bad, The Coyote Ugly

THE GOOD *46,000-plus at Giants Stadium -- more than the three previous home games combined -- to watch another stirring match between the Red Bulls and Galaxy. *The Revs beat two Mexican clubs at home and then earn a tie on the road against Chivas USA to reach the SuperLiga...

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (71)
Categories:  MLS  
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Morning Kickaround

Questions, questions..... *Whatever happened to the USSF's probe of Cuauhtemoc Blanco's behavior during the Open Cup quarterfinal vs. DCU? Apparently, two individuals who will be involved in the review have been on vacation. Rest assured, the situation is far from over. Blanco's apology, issued in a prepared statement last week,...

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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More Trouble in Columbus

Terrific..... [The Associated Press story filed immediately following the incident is below. Click here for Shawn Mitchell's story in this morning's Columbus Dispatch.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A halftime brawl between more than 100 fans marred an exhibition match Sunday between West Ham United of the English Premier League club...

By Steve Goff  |  July 20, 2008; 9:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
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