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Matchnight: El Salvador-Bolivia

Greetings from Estadio RFK.

Bolivia lost goalkeeper Carlos Arias to a red card in the 33rd minute for upending former DCU forward Eliseo Quintanilla on a clear run just outside the penalty area. Quintanilla struck eight minutes later with a wonder shot from 25 yards, a rising left-footer from the left side that settled into the upper far corner.

It's 1-0 at the half.

DCU captain Jaime Moreno is expected to enter late in the second half for his final appearance in a Bolivia jersey.

The signage at the midfield stripe is for -- no joke -- "Big Louie Bail Bonds." (Let me know if you need their phone number.) What -- Chico's Bail Bonds wasn't interested?

More later.....

[UPDATE]

Quintanilla departed in the 57th minute with what appeared to be a minor injury.

ES keeper Miguel Montes made three quality stops early in the second half.

Moreno entered in the 72nd. The Bolivian fans gave him a warm ovation. The Salvadorans booed.

Both sides generated decent opportunities in the late going. Moreno's header off a corner kick was cleared by a defender at the right post in the 88th minute. Reserve Osael Romero sealed the outcome a minute later with a 30-yard golazo off the underside of the crossbar.

2-0, final.

Hopefully, video will be available later -- two great goals.

By Steve Goff  |  October 22, 2008; 9:00 PM ET
Categories:  World  
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Comments

Big Loui bail bonds? LMAO!!!!

Quintanilla? wow glad to hear he landed on his feet somewhere.

Goffer any idea if Salvador is playing with most of their normal players I know the Bolivian team is playing with a skeletal crew.

My money is on the lights going out at RFK at the 70th minute =D

Posted by: Tony T | October 22, 2008 9:18 PM | Report abuse

ES seems at full strength. With most, if not all, of their players in the domestic league, they don't have to worry about club conflicts as much as other countries.

Bolivia appears to have just one foreign-based player in the starting lineup.


Posted by: Goff | October 22, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

I think the most surprising thing is that rfk stadium actually has a wireless network for the insider. What's the attendance like, I can't imagine too many people paying for those ridiculous prices to play in RFK of all places.

Posted by: burn | October 22, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Is Tatum O'Neal playing for El Salvador or Bolivia?

Posted by: ABT | October 22, 2008 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Is the game over?

Posted by: Spartan | October 22, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

el salvador sucks bolivia does not have their squad!!!huanacossssnacosssssssss

Posted by: Anonymous | October 22, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it was Big Louis Bail Bonds -- to get Crayton out of jail for that red?

4 reds in the Santos / Tauro game.

Houston / Pumas on FSC now.

Posted by: RK | October 22, 2008 10:42 PM | Report abuse

There must be a mandate that every CCL match have at least one red card -- hard to take it seriously.

Posted by: teamn | October 22, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Pumas awarded a PK on a ticky-tack foul.

PK converted ... 1-0, Pumas.

Sigh ... CONCACAF refs.

Posted by: United fan in TN | October 22, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Maybe it was Big Louis Bail Bonds -- to get Crayton out of jail for that red?

4 reds in the Santos / Tauro game.

Houston / Pumas on FSC now.

Posted by: RK | October 22, 2008 10:42 PM
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x1

too bad Jaime couldn't go out on a win but I guess with the squad they brought no wonder.

Does El Salvador have a chance in hell of qualifying in the hex? I think it'd be great if they could make it, but if they got guys like Quintanilla, who couldn't make it in MLS, playing for their national team chances can't be good. I hope they make those though.

C'mon DYNAMO

Posted by: Thora | October 22, 2008 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to Jaime. Not much class shown by the Salvadoran fans to boo a local hero in his last game, especially since it's a friendly. And did you say $45 to get in? That's outrageous! But hey if people will pay it then why not.

Posted by: FC | October 22, 2008 11:12 PM | Report abuse

Goal Pumas 2 nil

3 on 1 break away

horrible touch on the dynamo defender, practically passed the ball to opposing player. Who was that? my stream is horrible

Posted by: Thora | October 22, 2008 11:16 PM | Report abuse

Wow! A beautiful counterattacking goal by Pumas after a Dynamo free kick ... three attackers versus one defender and one goalie ... nice execution!

2-0, Pumas.

Posted by: United fan in TN | October 22, 2008 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Was there a rain delay for Houston-Pumas, and did the rain wash away the football lines?

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 22, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Re: Thora


Actually Quintanilla is currently capable of playing in MLS and could actually be very successful here. His game is much more tactical, more than half of the MLS players and his vision is great as well.

As for El Salvador, they have a decent squad. I think they will be causing problems for the teams like USA and Mexico.

Posted by: luis | October 22, 2008 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Goal Dynamo (Jaqua)

Through ball from right wing (cameroon?) into Jaqua who is met middle of the box by keeper, looks like the ball bounced off the keeper into his own net.

Edit - Jaqua from long distance off the crossbar....so close

2-1 Pumas and it's getting VERY chippy out there. No love loss between the two

Posted by: Thora | October 22, 2008 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Eddie Robinson tries to head-butt someone. A Pumas player slaps him.

No cards.

How long does it take to play a Mexican league game if everyone is arguing with the ref all the time?

Posted by: I-270, Exit 1 | October 22, 2008 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Re: Thora


Actually Quintanilla is currently capable of playing in MLS and could actually be very successful here. His game is much more tactical, more than half of the MLS players and his vision is great as well.

As for El Salvador, they have a decent squad. I think they will be causing problems for the teams like USA and Mexico.

Posted by: luis | October 22, 2008 11:39 PM
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Pretty bold statement that Quintanillas game is more tactical than half of MLS. I'll take your word for it, I have no clue to the level of the Salvadorean league so I can't comment. I can only say he must have improved tremendously since he left MLS because he didn't show much when he was here.

3-1 Final Pumas wins

Horrible ref, game got completely out of hand. These two teams hate each other, beautiful heel goal by pumas player for the third. Holden looked terrible today. Good night

Posted by: Thora | October 23, 2008 1:02 AM | Report abuse

Hey -- I found this story on the WaPo site -- from last Friday. Don't think Goffer linked it, but I might've missed it.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/17/AR2008101701078.html

FIFA paid to build Palestine a stadium. It might not be a country to the rest of the world, but it is to FIFA. And they're playing their first ever home game.

Posted by: Fisch Fry | October 23, 2008 1:15 AM | Report abuse

I am Mexican but my favorite team is El Salvador. Vivan Guanacos

Posted by: Azteca | October 23, 2008 1:17 AM | Report abuse

El Salvador is playig good soccer, Mexico will have a big headache when they ply the Salvadorean. A serioun conyender to advance to final 2010

Posted by: Azteca | October 23, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

i will hold up judgement on el salvador, so far they have played scrubs, yes scrubs. The only match that was difficult, they lost against costa rica and costa ricas is not really lighting up the world. once you start beating teams like honduras, costa rica, an T&T then you can consider than to play the US hard. Aside from some home games against T&T and mexico I dont see them getting more than those 6 points.

Yes you read right Mexico, they are the team that once can count on beating if you are at home. Even Canada with reserves stood toe to toe with them.

Posted by: united | October 23, 2008 2:57 AM | Report abuse

Tsk, tsk, tsk....please keep sleeping on El Salvador....


I beleive I called the score of this in one of Goffs recent articles/entry too...

Posted by: ES | October 23, 2008 8:13 AM | Report abuse

Hi Steve,

Not to criticize your decision, but just wondering why you and the Post decided your attendance was warranted last night at a friendly match between a Central American national team and a Bolivian national team?

Was it because Jaime was playing his final game for Bolivia?

Or was it just for the fact that an international match was occuring at RFK?

Curious -- don't know how much reader interest there would be in a match report.

Thanks.

Posted by: jofij | October 23, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

It's certainly true that Quintanilla didn't show that much while he was here.

It's also true, though, that since he left, he's been tearing up the Salvadoran league and has been a star for their national team.

Posted by: christopher_a_metzler | October 23, 2008 11:48 AM | Report abuse

So the Salvadorans booed Jaime, huh? Guess they still haven't got over the RDA thing. Oh well....

Posted by: CHICO13 | October 23, 2008 11:50 AM | Report abuse

united:

Costa Rica's not really lighting up the world? Their record in qualifying is the best in CONCACAF (5-0, 17 goals for, 2 goals against). Suriname and Haiti make easy opponents, but that's not Costa Rica's fault. They've won every game and are averaging over 3 goals per...what more are they supposed to do?

***

They booed Moreno?

Maybe they were just practicing for booing their own team during the repeated losses they'll face in the hexagonal. I see several people that are holding El Salvador up as a contender, so I guess this is an unpopular view of their team. There just isn't enough quality or athleticism anywhere in the El Salvador teams I've seen recently. I don't see them being able to do much at all in the hexagonal, save maybe a home win over Trinidad or Guatemala (whoever gets through) and possibly Honduras.

Posted by: ChestRockwell | October 23, 2008 1:02 PM | Report abuse

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