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Matchday: MLS Cup

Not much left for me to say. Enjoy the match.

TV coverage on ABC and Telefutura begins at 3:30 p.m. ET. Kickoff will be closer to 3:50 p.m.

Your pregame, in-game and postgame thoughts are welcome here.

Predictions? I'll go with Columbus, 2-1, in overtime.

By Steve Goff  |  November 23, 2008; 1:49 PM ET
Categories:  MLS  
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Comments

Jersey Bulls 3-2 in OT, just because that's how this season has gone.

Even though I would love to see Columbus just STOMP on them the same way the Buckeyes did to Michigan yesterday.

Posted by: Juan-John | November 23, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I guess I won't get any score updates on FOX while I'm watching the Redskins play, huh?

Posted by: Keenan1 | November 23, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

No DVR so I've dragged the *bedroom* boob tube out into the living room:-) 1 TV for the Cup, 1 TV for the Skins game.
My wife must love me;-)

Posted by: DadRyan | November 23, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

ummm, no Hi def??? What the...???

Posted by: JkR- | November 23, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Cancel incoming missiles. HD situation sorted out...

Posted by: JkR- | November 23, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

The attendance doesn't look that good, unless people have moved to get out of the sun (which wouldn't say much, either).

Posted by: Reignking | November 23, 2008 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Red Bulls taking control after the first 10 minutes dominated by Columbus.

Posted by: billindmd | November 23, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Horrible positioning by Cepero

Posted by: GoUnited | November 23, 2008 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Have to agree that Cepero needed to cover more of the far post. If Moreno moved deeper, there would have been time to slide and cover the near post angle. But, it's hard when things are happening to be that precise.

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

beautiful equalizer by the Cows (Wolyniec). this could be a fun 2nd half.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 23, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Evans got schoooled..but that didn't last long..

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

and the Crew back up with a goal 30 seconds later

Posted by: KHSpartan11 | November 23, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

and right back by Columbus! beautiful header by Marshall.

and it looks like a pretty good crowd to me, though if it didn't sell out that coule be why Garber alluded to having the final in one of the team's home stadiums.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 23, 2008 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Was there ever a faster 2 goals in MLS history?

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

thank god. the red bulls CAN NOT win or i will go insane. please.

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 23, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

With most eams not having to share their stadium, it hsould be a lo easier to schedule the MLS Cup on short notice....u
The supporters' sections are filled, byt the good eats the tried to sell nationally are fairly empty....

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Proofread version: The supporters' sections are filled, but the good seats the tried to sell nationally are fairly empty....With most teams not having to share their stadium, it should be a lot easier to schedule the MLS Cup on short notice....

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

it's time to spring robbie rogers and end this thing...

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 23, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

schelotto off the cross bar....cue the NY equalizer now for added drama.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 23, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

goal columbus
frankie hejduk

Posted by: KHSpartan11 | November 23, 2008 5:31 PM | Report abuse

wow wow wow. that should have been nothing, but tentative play at the back finally came back to bite the Jersey boys.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 23, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

3 assists for Schelotto today; wow;
DOWN GOES THAT BULL!
VIVA DC

Posted by: KHSpartan11 | November 23, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

the best team wins the cup. how novel!

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 23, 2008 5:37 PM | Report abuse

I just tuned in, nice to see that the best team of the season will rightfully be the champion.

(Seriously, I completely forgot about this game)

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 23, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

the best part of the game was that my 8 year old unprompted started to call eddie gaven "survivor" and frankie heyduk "cave man" (naturally). looks like he inherited my sense of humor...

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 23, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

The big thing i noticed was how bad the chants were.

Posted by: StewartDC8 | November 23, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Why do people post jst to note a goal, or other action, in games we're all watching? Is anybody actually following the game though SI updates? I think not...

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Interesting. I noticed that the chants were not the same old chants that every other supporters section repeats endlessly...They were more American and more original. I dug that..

Posted by: fischy | November 23, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Thank you soccer gods for letting the not metros win :)

Not too bad of a game. Good for small market teams to have a chance. Now - DCU FO - get your heads up and figure out how to be in that position instead next year.

Posted by: dcufan | November 23, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Pure and simple reason by looking at today's attendance is why MLS needs to play final at the finalist site. Imagine how exciting and packed house it would be and it will really present nice image for the league and game when it shows on 142 countries according to JP.
I am glad they get rid of those stupid hats. No fire works...Is it because of the economic bla bla bla?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | November 23, 2008 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Umm, didn't they get 27,000 which is close to capacity?

Posted by: JkR- | November 23, 2008 7:15 PM | Report abuse

I think it was officially a sellout.

Posted by: sitruc | November 23, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Not sure about the exact number but I saw a lot of empty seats through out the stadium. Plus the fan atmosphere is nothing to compare because all the supporters can't or have not gotten into the habit of traveling with the team.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | November 23, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Take heart, DCU fans. I'm sure next year Gallardo will be our very own Schelotto. (jus' kiddin'!)

Posted by: MNKicker | November 23, 2008 7:40 PM | Report abuse

The MLS cynic sees any seat empty and all of a sudden blathers about how horrible the attendance was and how the league is in peril.

That act is getting tired.

You could see small empty patches here and there, but you could also see packed sections, people standing on the concourse and people sitting on the hill.

It may not have been a full 27K, but I bet they sold all of those and got a pretty fair percentage to come. That will never satisfy some people who act like they support the league, but will exaggerate every negative to present themselves as some sort of expert.

The top seed getting the match won't work for a while. Maybe some day, but there are still too many potential conflicts.

Posted by: beach3 | November 23, 2008 7:54 PM | Report abuse

The Jersey Bulls lost, which means the Space-Time Continuum is back in its proper order!

Posted by: Juan-John | November 23, 2008 8:32 PM | Report abuse

For those of you wondering about the seats v. sell-out. Tickets to the MLS Ciup final were given out as bonus games for season ticket holders of the Galaxy.

Ben Olsen and several other MLS players of teams not player were in the fanzone signing autographs.

Posted by: Shanoni | November 23, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Take heart, DCU fans. I'm sure next year Gallardo will be our very own Schelotto. (jus' kiddin'!)

Posted by: MNKicker | November 23, 2008 7:40 PM
a) have some faith in the club at the very least, on the last day of THIS season jackhole!
b) Maybe jackhole is a little harsh...
c) I certainly am expecting at the very least that Gallardo is 90% as effective in DC as Guillermo has been in Columbus. The rest of the club needs to get on board if he's gonna be the wheel and let the damn thing happen already.

I wonder if Mastodon Juan was in that crowd...

Posted by: DadRyan | November 23, 2008 9:00 PM | Report abuse

You could see small empty patches here and there,

Posted by: beach3 | November 23, 2008 7:54 PM
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Dude, I dunno what telecast you were watching, but the seats I saw on ABC looked to be about 35-40% empty. Yeah, I saw the people on the concourse and the grass, and yeah, the supporter sections were packed, but still...

I love MLS, but it's pretty lame when your championship game has that many empty seats. I can't recall ever seeing that happen in any other major U sport.

Posted by: edgeonyou | November 23, 2008 9:29 PM | Report abuse

It was about 85% capacity... which given that a lot of ticketholders had no stake in the game, it was great attendance.

Posted by: Shanoni | November 23, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Who cares about the attendance.
The most embarrassing thing I say was Garber mistaking Frankie for Guillermo when he presented Da' Crew with Da Trophy.
The least the commish could do is learn who the captains of the teams involved are. What a dork.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 23, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse

I watched the game today -- nice Massive effort by the Canaries. Nordecke was definitely in the house.

The sidelines in the lower bowl were definitely emptier than I expected them to be, which I at first attributed to latecomers and SoCal traffic woes. It improved slightly as the game wore on but the number of empty green seats was still a bit concerning. No real good view of the upper deck, so who knows how full it might have been.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | November 23, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

It also sounded like Garber said "Columbus Screw" lol
was that just me?

Posted by: StewartDC8 | November 23, 2008 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Garber is a buffoon. You know he'll get the name on the Cup trophy is correct. He's had his head up his butt ever since he came into the league. If he shows any disrepect for the Crew he better remember that it was Lamar who brought him in from the NFL. I'm sure he knows who the captains are for all the big UEFA teams that get him his free tickets to Champions League games.

Posted by: lgm6986 | November 23, 2008 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see Jimenez step on the Columbus player's back in the corner late in stoppage time? To me it summed up the class that is Red Bull.

Posted by: jmingus | November 23, 2008 10:44 PM | Report abuse

I hope Soehn was pleased when he saw Brian Carroll, a player he banished after he lost confidence in him after just a brief stretch of bad games last year, up on the victor's stand getting his second ring.

Posted by: lgm6986 | November 23, 2008 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else see Jimenez step on the Columbus player's back in the corner late in stoppage time?

Posted by: jmingus | November 23, 2008 10:44 PM

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Yep, I noticed that -- it was Moreno he stepped on. He didn't stomp on him, but it was clearly intentional. I was surprised Harkes didn't say something.

Posted by: edgeonyou | November 23, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't say Carroll was banished, he did lose his starting spot to Simms toward the end of the season, then he was picked up in the expansion draft. He's a quality player, just wish we could have done something to try and get him back..

Posted by: StewartDC8 | November 23, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

i think it's a good sign that a Google News search of "Columbus" turns up the Crew's win as the top result.

what would be even nicer is a parade or something, but that's probably asking too much.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 24, 2008 1:20 AM | Report abuse

I have been a vocal critic of game (as opposed to "paid") attendance at some MLS matches, but in the case of this MLS Cup there did not appear to be that many empty seats. At the beginning I was concerned, but many of those seats filled in within 15 minutes. I saw small, isolated smatterings of empty seats, but over all on the tube this match appeared to be wel-attended with good atmosphere.

A deserved win by Columbus, a fighting effort by New York, and some nice soccer (especially by Schelotto), and a goof crowd and vocal atmosphere all worked together to produce one of the better MLS Cup matches.

Now that they have won some hardware, let's hope Columbus' days of having acres and acres of empty seats at home games are a thing of the past.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 24, 2008 7:09 AM | Report abuse

Why does some tweet always have to post some ridiculous slam of the DC FO or Soehn re B. Carroll? No one on this site wrote any criticism of leaving him off the protection list. We all hoped wewouldn't lose him, but we all saw 10 or 11 (I forget) guys ahead of him....

Then there's the jerky attacks on Garber because he tripped on a word? I'm pretty sure he's smarter and more successful than you. If you're disappointed in your circumstances, that doesn't make it OK to slam others pointlessly....

Posted by: fischy | November 24, 2008 8:06 AM | Report abuse

... *good* crowd and vocal atmosphere ...

Posted by: Ron16 | November 24, 2008 8:55 AM | Report abuse

fischy is right, those tired attacks re" Carroll were old from the beginning.

Also, I have heard plenty of soccer announcers whose first language is Spanish pronounce GBS's name

"Guillermo Barros Eschelotto" even though it is not spelled that way. So I wonder if Garber really did mispronounce it.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 24, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

True, the Columbus supporters sounded and looked good (that yellow sticks out) and ABC had a camera with them. Where was NY?

Kudos to ABC to having a million cameras and high production values. But Foudy and Lalas in the "studio"?

Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 9:03 AM | Report abuse

Columbus supporters looked and sounded good, but most of the time the cameras were trained on the equally vocal, though perhaps not as numerous, New York supporters. Yes, there were a lot of cameras, but oddly it seemed most of the live game shots were from extreme distance from the midline. On the whole I thought the camera work could have been better.

Odd moment of the night was when Alexi Lalas pulled out a can of the Red Bull drink and poked a hole in it with his pen and chugged it down, slopping half of it all over his suit in the process.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 24, 2008 9:23 AM | Report abuse

"Odd moment of the night was when Alexi Lalas pulled out a can of the Red Bull drink and poked a hole in it with his pen and chugged it down, slopping half of it all over his suit in the process."

Now can we get him to do the same with a can of Glidden's finest laytex?

Posted by: 22206no1 | November 24, 2008 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Time for an end of the season Q&A chat, Senor Goff? Right, after you've safely returned from LA.

Posted by: eadc | November 24, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I slammed Garber because he called Schellotto the captain, when it was Frankie. Garber IS A MORON for not knowing who the captain of the winning team was. HE DIDN'T KNOW WHO he was giving the trophy to. PATHETIC.

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 10:06 AM | Report abuse

i would disagree with the notion that alexi lalas making a fool of himself on national television constitutes an odd moment.

all in all i enjoyed the final. schelotto was uncanny. cbus is just a great team - the guys all pull their weight and free up schelotto to apply the killer touch. which he did, three times. it makes you envious.

Posted by: stairs | November 24, 2008 10:09 AM | Report abuse

A very good crowed and good fan display was at Columbus play off game against Chicago. Not just a few sections of the hard core fans but an entire side with mostly yellow shirts and everyone was jumping. That's what I call the good fan atmostpher, that particular one better than DC and Toronto.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | November 24, 2008 10:23 AM | Report abuse

The Jersey Bulls lost, which means the Space-Time Continuum is back in its proper order!
Posted by: Juan-John | November 23, 2008 8:32 PM
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There's a small, but innocuous, wrinkle in the space part of the space-time continuum. The only trophy that that NY has is the western conference championship, and they aren't in the Western Conference.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 24, 2008 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone else think that on the first goal, the ball was possibly heading just wide of the post before Cepero stabbed at it, and that his effort to push it wide had the perverse effect of changing its path so that it wound up inside the post?

Posted by: universityandpark | November 24, 2008 10:44 AM | Report abuse

To Fischy: You should know the facts before you make statements declaring them: I have been in the same line of work as Garber and been so for a greater amount of time. Also, I have more advanced degrees than he has so I am not sure I would agree with the suggestion that he's smarter or more successful than I am. Re: Carroll: Yes, he was benched for a handful of games at the end of 2007 because his play dropped off. But he was in his fourth year as a starter whom the coaches, Peter and Soehn, both would not take off the field. A lot of players dropped off at the end of the 2007 season; that's why the team went into the tank. Might that be due to the number of games the front office committed the team to? Soehn lost confidence in him as he did Bobby and Troy, the Defender of Year and Goalkeeper of the Year just the previous season (yes, Troy would have been dispatched had he not received the offer to go to Europe) so they left him unprotected. How many players selected by SJ in the expansion draft ended up playing as much as BC did in 2008? Also at work here was Kasper's massive ego. He claims to have discovered Clyde from the USL ranks, the primordial ooze from which Kasper emerged, and it would enhance his standing to have one of his discoveries be such a vital player on the team.

Posted by: lgm6986 | November 24, 2008 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Goff.... Honestly, I'm a little diappointed there was no blog post after the game last night. There's a big difference in your blog and the post articles. Come on, we need some blog love!

Posted by: dculuva | November 24, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

All I was trying to say is that even if it's only on the internet -- that is, you're being an insufferable boob on the internet -- you're still being an insufferable boob.

Posted by: fischy | November 24, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

re: "To Fischy: You should know the facts before you make statements declaring them: I have been in the same line of work as Garber and been so for a greater amount of time. Also, I have more advanced degrees than he has so I am not sure I would agree with the suggestion that he's smarter or more successful than I am. [etc. etc. etc.]"

Why, Mr. Goodell, who would have thought you cared about our little soccer league.

Posted by: Ron16 | November 24, 2008 11:32 AM | Report abuse

lgm6986: That's an interesting argument, but I urge you to check the archive of this blog from a year ago, at the time the expansion draft took place. The decision to leave Carroll unprotected was not in the least controversial at the time. I don't know whether you were reading this blog then, but nobody who was participating in the discussion offered an argument even remotely like yours. People can be forgiven for detecting a whiff of 20/20 hindsight.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 24, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

...Lalas in the "studio"?

Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 9:03 AM
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Longest...shotgun...ever...

Posted by: Section117 | November 24, 2008 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I don't believe anyone has yet posted links to Goff's two pieces in this morning's driveway editions of the Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/23/AR2008112301719.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/23/AR2008112302574.html

Posted by: universityandpark | November 24, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Now we have the next expansion to worry about...

Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 12:07 PM | Report abuse

All 14 MLS teams are required to submit their lists of protected players to the League by 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 24. The League will distribute a list of the players available in the expansion draft to media that day.

Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Now we have the next expansion to worry about...
Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 12:07 PM
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Yes. The hours after Thanksgiving Dinner will be of great concern. Wear sweatpants.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 24, 2008 12:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna bet that CGomez isn't protected by the CRapids.

Posted by: Reignking | November 24, 2008 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I always liked Brian Carroll a lot as a DCU player. I am happy he lifts the cup, he played well yesterday. I am also happy he gets to shave today. Assuming that growth was a team thing, and not a Klejstan imitation.

Posted by: OWNTF | November 24, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

We've all been around Garber - we all find him insufferable. Most of the MLS execs and owners are insufferable.

Posted by: LCR-54 | November 24, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Frankie's quote at the end sums up that play perfectly - he's making one of his trademark "I got pace" runs that often end up in him getting the ball, then blowing the cross or having an errant shot.

But such a lovely pass that it hits Frankie in stride and he heads it up and over. Nice for Frankie get payback for all the runs over the years (he more than deserves it), and nice to see a playmaker like that chip in the perfect pass. "What a ball!" Exactly what I was saying when it happened.

Posted by: eadc | November 24, 2008 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone else think that on the first goal, the ball was possibly heading just wide of the post before Cepero stabbed at it, and that his effort to push it wide had the perverse effect of changing its path so that it wound up inside the post?

Posted by: universityandpark | November 24, 2008 10:44 AM
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I totally thought that when I saw it in the run of play, but couldn't really tell from the replays.

Posted by: edgeonyou | November 24, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

c) I certainly am expecting at the very least that Gallardo is 90% as effective in DC as Guillermo has been in Columbus.
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You have got to be kidding.

Posted by: MNKicker | November 24, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo is not going to be anywhere near 90%as effective as Schelotto, as someone suggests, because Gallardo has a history of being injury-prone. His signing by DCU was a result of DCU being left holding Veron's bag and Kasper/Payne having the insatiable urge, prompted by Will and Victor, to sign a DP. It ended up being an Argie because of Kasper's networking there developed through family connections.

Posted by: lgm6986 | November 24, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

to universityandpark: I agree that at the time Carroll being left unprotected was not controversial among the Goffites; it was, however, at least surprising within the MLS walls and everyone knew why: Soehn's impulsive displeasure with him. Was Bobby trade more or less controversial in your mind at the time than BC being unprotected?

Posted by: lgm6986 | November 24, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

c) I certainly am expecting at the very least that Gallardo is 90% as effective in DC as Guillermo has been in Columbus.
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You have got to be kidding.

Posted by: MNKicker | November 24, 2008 2:07 PM

Nope. Well maybe a little off the chain with the percentage.
Just can't stand people already dogging "their" team's future season when the 08 season is just ending. Have some faith that Gallardo's going to at least half justify his salary next year, or go back to whining about how big of a mistake letting Gomez go was...NO one's still doing that are they?

Wonder who's going to break the news on the protection lists this evening...

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

I wish DC had been a little skeptical of signing a DP whose nickname is "The Doll." With a nickname like that, Gallardo's fragility shouldn't have been a surprise.

Posted by: b18bolo | November 24, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm being a little harsh accusing folks of being part of the CLA.
Even if Gallardo isn't the second coming of GBS, hopefully he'll stay healthy enough to contribute to at least half of the season's matches. He's a great distributor, the rest of the team needs to play up to his level, not vice versa.
If all else fails there's Jaime. Or Quaranta...

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

New topics:

Friedel shouts out Man. United. He's kept two consecutive clean sheets against top 4 opponents (well, they were top 4 when they played Villa). Villa is now in 4th. Discuss.

Podolski wants out of Bayern. Will his transfer mean actual playing time for Donovan, or will Landon just settle into Podolski's spoton the bench?

WNT U-20 already into 2nd round. One more group-stage match against China.

Discuss.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 24, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Word, didn't know about Friedel Hollerin' at Man-U:-)

I bet Landon gets some playing time.

Good news for the U-20 ladies. Thanks for the reminder. They shut out Argentina over the weekend, no? When do they play China? 2morrow?

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 3:19 PM | Report abuse

"2morrow?"

Dude, you're killing me!

Posted by: joedoc1 | November 24, 2008 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Obviously DadRyan is writing in the language of the U20 WNT. They play China on Wednesday at 2PM on ESPN360.

Friedel yelled so hard, the sonic waves kept the ball out of the net (he's credited with only 2 saves).

2morrow, 2morrow
I luv u 2morrow
ur always a day away

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 24, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Shucks, I'll be on the road to North Carolina when that game kicks off on Wednesday...
This link should be turned down, and may have a naughty word or two in it, but it's hard not to head down to Raleigh without thinking of this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-26bRZEedZg&feature=related
Even if I'm headed down to see family:-)

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Just realized 2morrow is another Champions League matchday.
Probably won't be able to get down in time for the U-20's but maybe we'll make it into town in time to watch the CL match.
I just need to keep quiet as to why we're rolling like a bat outta hell though...:-)

Posted by: DadRyan | November 24, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

WNT U-20 already into 2nd round. One more group-stage match against China.

Discuss.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 24, 2008 3:08 PM
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You mean you don't want to discuss that game in Gainesville, FL on Sunday?

Posted by: universityandpark | November 25, 2008 8:45 AM | Report abuse

We made it past the first round and didn't lose to a team from Noo Joisee. So there!

One gets used to the double dose of annual disappointment in the SEC and NCAA tournaments.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 25, 2008 12:13 PM | Report abuse

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