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Saturday in the Park

*Let's start with another goal-less performance from the U.S. Olympic team, which completed its preparations for the Summer Games today with a 1-0 loss to Cameroon in Hong Kong. The starters: Guzan; Wynne, Parkhurst, Edu, Orozco; Rogers, Bradley, Holden, Kljestan; Altidore, McBride. Seitz, Adu, Davies, Szetela, Feilhaber and McCarty came on at various points of the second half. The Americans' Olympic opener is Thursday vs. Japan.

A telling quote from Coach Peter Nowak:

"As I said before the start of the tournament, the reason we were here was to make progress in the way we play. Looking at this game maybe we're a still a little bit naïve about international football. Going into games like this we have to expect that they'll be physical, with a lot of contact so we have to prevail. For us, I think the second half we played much better. Progress has been made and we expect to go to Tianjin tomorrow and polish the things that we need to this week."

*Read my roster-themed DCU story by clicking here.

*We've got your RFK game-time weather report here.

*Other MLS games this weekend:
Today
--Chivas USA at Chicago, 8:30 ET (HDNet)
--Columbus at Houston, 8:30 (FSC)
Tomorrow
--Los Angeles at San Jose, 3 (Telefutura)
--Dallas at Toronto, 4

Kansas City enters tonight's game at RFK with seven ties. New York also has seven. Houston has eight. But take a look at the USL2's Harrisburg City Islanders: 5-2-10, including 2-0-7 on the road.

*Hall of Fame inductions tomorrow in Oneonta, N.Y.: women's coach Anson Dorrance, midfielder Hugo Perez and Newark-based writer Ike Kuhns. My memories of Perez are from his national team days from 1984 to 1994 (73 caps, 13 goals), but here's one of his indoor highlights:


By Steve Goff  |  August 2, 2008; 2:10 PM ET
 
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