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Saturday in the Park

Buenos dias, amigos.

*The scene in Havana.

*D.C. United's West Coast challenge.

*Maryland (2-1)wins its home opener, 3-0, over Hartford. Georgetown wins its third straight by shutout, 3-0, over Davidson. Virginia overcomes a two-goal deficit to defeat George Mason, 3-2, in overtime for its first victory after two losses.

Anything else to discuss?


By Steve Goff  |  September 6, 2008; 7:00 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , College Soccer , D.C. United , U.S. men's national team  
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Comments

Goff, who is this "young international" we supposedely snatched up before the deadline?
how did they keep this secret for two weeks?

Posted by: noname | September 6, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Here's something to discuss. I know we've been over this before about MLS scheduling, but Toronto FC will be without 9(!) players due to international duty. MLS has refused to reschedule their matchup with Chivas USA. Any Toronto supporters want to suit up?

Posted by: jdf | September 6, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Goeff, love the posts from Cuba. Particularly have enjoyed the comments about the ESPN guys!

Relative to your college reporting, you might want to mention the woman's teams - UVA women's beat Georgia last night 1 -0 and hasn't lost yet. Certainly as (or more) worth of mention!

Posted by: Beckster | September 6, 2008 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Neither Fred or Vide will be playing either? Ugh.

Posted by: Section 130 | September 6, 2008 8:23 AM | Report abuse

The UVA-GMU game was awesome. We all got soaked of course. The Mason keeper made a nice PK save to keep it 2-2. Excellent win for UVA on the road - could be the catalyst for a young team's success. Wahoowa!

Posted by: FC | September 6, 2008 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Goff - Did Cherundolo make the trip or did they leave him behind due to the suspension?

Posted by: JDO | September 6, 2008 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I am not in DCU mode and have nothing on the mystery player.

Cherundolo is here training with the team and preparing for Wed. vs. T&T.

Posted by: Goff | September 6, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

According to Michael Bullock of the Patriot news midfielder Jason Pelletier, central defender Nigel Marples, and fullback Ryan Pierce will be on loan to D.C. United for a short stretch early next week. They will report to D.C United for Monday's training session and play in a reserve game Tuesday in Kansas City.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

So how many players does DC United need on the field to start the game? It sounds like from the injuries and international needs we will have 5-6 players available for the match tonight.

I would love to see Peralta, Gallardo and Wells off this team ASAP. We could find a much much better DP than Gallardo, Peralta costs us 5x more than he is worth and Wells is just worthless.

Replace the above three with motivated players, pray for an Olsen recovery and we have the best team in MLS.

Tonight SJ gets revenge and wins 4-0 against our weakest lineup of the year.

Posted by: Gallardo hater | September 6, 2008 9:36 AM | Report abuse

I couldn't get the matchtracker for the GMU-UVA to work last night. Did anyone else try to access it? However, I had no trouble following other men's and women's games from around the country. People should definitely follow local teams, their alma mater's teams, and anyone else who comes to mind. It is yet another venue in which to get the ratings up.

Posted by: The Jeff | September 6, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

According to Michael Bullock of the Patriot news midfielder Jason Pelletier, central defender Nigel Marples, and fullback Ryan Pierce will be on loan to D.C. United for a short stretch early next week. They will report to D.C United for Monday's training session and play in a reserve game Tuesday in Kansas City.


Posted by: Anonymous | September 6, 2008 9:29 AM
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The Patriot News is in Harrisburg, no? Are these people associated with the legendary City Islanders?

Posted by: The Jeff | September 6, 2008 9:43 AM | Report abuse

A post of only 50 (or so) words at 7:00 am! Were you just getting in from "Cuba Libre" night at Havana Joe's Bar?! ;-)

Here's the question. Who would win this match-up? TFC's missing line-up vs DCU's missing line-up? I'd go with DCU........as always!

Posted by: boda united | September 6, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Spartan | September 6, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

the post 5 above is mine

Posted by: Spartan | September 6, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Nigel Marples is from British Columbia. There's your mystery international player.

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | September 6, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

They are from the Harrisburg City Islanders. It's a loan deal.

Posted by: Patrick | September 6, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

MLS isolated ignorant committee that doesn't honor FIFA's schedule is beyond any body's understanding of what the hell they are doing. I would be more angry if United has to release more players for international duty. What a stupid bunch at the top!!! I hope soon we will get someone who gets the actuall international football culture and its diginity.

Posted by: td | September 6, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

The Mason-UVA game was great, heartbreaker at the end for the pats after being up 2 nil

Posted by: Thora | September 6, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

"Tonight SJ gets revenge and wins 4-0 over our weakest line-up of the year."

Gallardo hater, aren't you forgetting that Wells is injured and Crayton's perfectly fine. It could at least be a game!

By the way, did anyone watch Minnesota vs. Montreal last night? For DCU-player Stephen deRoux scored for Minnesota and it was one great goal.

Posted by: person | September 6, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo Hater is N. Daknow in disguise...

Posted by: Fairweatherfan | September 6, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

@Gallardo hater

The same can be said about Olsen. What has he contributed this year other than eat salary cap space and a roster spot? I love Benny and all but do we think he is going to recover to the Benny of yesteryear? I think he's done. There are many players on the roster that don't belong. Until Don Garber gets his head out of his crack and MLS makes changes this is the kind of crap we will have to put up with.

Posted by: Don Garber Hater | September 6, 2008 2:10 PM | Report abuse

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