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Here is the article from Saturday's Metro section, detailing the possible Cuban defections.

For a closer look at tonight's match, read this story.


By Steve Goff  |  October 10, 2008; 11:19 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Podium
Is this match even going to happen?
Soccer in Washington is a mess these days, if it ain't the lights, or the tummy rumbling beers, it has to be a full fledge team showing up and not playing, or a half a team with guys wishing they could play so they run away.

Posted by: dadryan | October 10, 2008 11:37 PM | Report abuse

@ dadryan

Maybe the Redskins will let DCU and USMNT play in their new stadium in DC when it is built. Since apparently they will have one in DC before we will.

FENTY OUT NOW!

Posted by: ridiculous | October 10, 2008 11:55 PM | Report abuse

Damn Skins Stadium!
Let take FedEx field! Granted its bigger but a much nicer and younger look to it.

Change the paint to black and red, PG will welcome us! and let Fenty make another DC sports bust in DC history. Aint nobody can afford Skins tickets, $78+ for nose bleeds? I will stick to $20+ for average to good seats with a much better atmosphere than a D and a pickett fence!

lol

or nationals stadium will be open soon?

Posted by: TheWashDIpsSince88 | October 11, 2008 12:21 AM | Report abuse

MLS really should hold an allocation each time the Cuban team plays here. It would streamline the process.

Posted by: Alejandro Ruiz | October 11, 2008 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Not to mention Fenty does not like soccer, lets get it straight. If he had some push for it and knew the fan base worldwide he would push something along. The bamma has never been to an international match before and until he does, he will see the diff.
And international match meaning other than US playing cause with the US playing its kinda pathetic that in HOME venues the US barely pulls out a crowd. I bet its going to be 19k+ at the RFK, when we all know it fits 47k+. And yes a crowd favorably towards the US, we all have seen the matches with latin american countries. Or even if they play euro teams, nobody comes to see the US play (okay some do) but you know the majority comes to see the other squad play.

FENTY just needs a reality check!

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | October 11, 2008 12:29 AM | Report abuse

Not to mention Fenty does not like soccer, lets get it straight. If he had some push for it and knew the fan base worldwide he would push something along. The bamma has never been to an international match before and until he does, he will see the diff.
And international match meaning other than US playing cause with the US playing its kinda pathetic that in HOME venues the US barely pulls out a crowd. I bet its going to be 19k+ at the RFK, when we all know it fits 47k+. And yes a crowd favorably towards the US, we all have seen the matches with latin american countries. Or even if they play euro teams, nobody comes to see the US play (okay some do) but you know the majority comes to see the other squad play.

FENTY just needs a reality check!

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | October 11, 2008 12:29 AM
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There should be a breathalizer on your PC. Drunk post of the week.

Posted by: Liverbird | October 11, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

Are there any bets on which will be greater, the number of goals scored by the US or the number of Cubans who defect?

Posted by: Sam | October 11, 2008 9:24 AM | Report abuse

yeap, many don't come to see us play but they come for the sake of game to grow. Hopefully, one day there will be some world class players who dominate headlines all over the world.

Posted by: true | October 11, 2008 10:35 AM | Report abuse

MLS really should hold an allocation each time the Cuban team plays here. It would streamline the process.

Posted by: Alejandro Ruiz | October 11, 2008 12:28 AM

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You naively assume all the Cubans are good enough for MLS. The USL is more their speed.

Posted by: Brian | October 11, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Fedex is not a good soccer venue. Remember how the Wizards moved from Arrowhead because 9,000 in an 80,000 seat stadium made the place look empty? 19,000 in a 90,000+ seat stadium will look just as bad. And that doesn't even get into the fact that Fedex is somehow the least accessible place in the metro area.

As for the Cubans playing in MLS, it seems unlikely. Galindo is the best Cuban player of this generation, if their showings against the US at the senior and Olympic level were good indicators. The rest of the team is a big step below him. The other 2 Cubans that got into MLS (Rey Martinez and Alberto Delgado) were not that good, and I know Martinez ended up starting for a USL-1 club for awhile after that season. I'm not sure about Delgado.

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | October 11, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

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