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GOALKEEPERS
Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-1 FA Cup win over Middlesbrough
Luis Robles 90 in Kasiserlautern's 1-0 loss at FSV Frankfurt
Marcus Hahnemann in the 18 but didn't play in Reading's 2-2 tie at Plymouth
DEFENDERS
Oguchi Onyewu 90 in Standard Liege's 1-0 win at RAEC Bergen Mons
Carlos Bocanegra 90 (goal) in Rennes' 2-0 win over Auxerre
Steve Cherundolo 90 in Hanover's 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich
Michael Parkhurst 90 in Nordsjaelland's 1-1 tie at Aalborg
Michael Orozco 90 in San Luis' 2-0 loss to Pumas
Jay DeMerit not in 18 for Watford's 3-2 win at Charlton
Frank Simek in 18 but didn't play in Sheffield Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Wolves
Heath Pearce in 18 but didn't play in Hansa Rostock's 3-2 loss at St. Pauli
Danny Califf (injury) didn't play in Midtjylland's 1-1 tie with Brondby
Gregg Berhalter not in the 18 for 1860 Munich's 3-2 win at Ingolstadt
MIDFIELDERS
Clint Dempsey 90 in Fulham's 4-0 FA Cup loss to Manchester United
Michael Bradley 90 in Moenchengladbach's 4-1 win over Hamburg
Jose Francisco Torres 71 in Pachuca's 3-2 win over UAG
Maurice Edu 18 minutes in Rangers' 5-1 Scottish Cup win over Hamilton
Danny Szetela 33 in Brescia's 1-0 loss to Rimini
DaMarcus Beasley in 18 but didn't play in Rangers' 5-1 win over Hamilton
Sal Zizzo not in 18 for Hanover's 5-1 loss at Bayern Munich
Jeremiah White, Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus vs. Vejle on Monday
FORWARDS
Landon Donovan 10 minutes in Bayern Munich's 5-1 win over Hanover
Eddie Johnson 54 (goal) in Cardiff City's 3-0 win over Doncaster
Jemal Johnson 58 in MK Dons' 1-1 tie at Swindon Town
Matt Taylor in 18 but didn't play in Koblenz's 3 - 0 win over Osnabruck
Jozy Altidore didn't play in Xerez's 2-2 tie at Levante
Freddy Adu not in 18 for Monaco's 0-0 tie at Nice
Mike Grella in 18 but didn't play in Leeds' 2-2 tie at Bristol Rovers
Marcus Tracy didn't play in Aalborg's 1-1 tie with Nordsjaelland

Video of Johnson's goal:

By Steve Goff  |  March 8, 2009; 3:26 PM ET
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Comments

Maybe Bob Bradley needs to take a look at this Eddie Johnson kid...

Posted by: jezz | March 8, 2009 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the video Steve.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 8, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

A couple of goals for our guys. EJ gets some playing time and gets praise and a goal. Good for him.
Off the topic are any DC supporters gathering for the game next Saturday. What section are you guys sitting in (dadryan)? Buying tix now

Posted by: evanskr521 | March 8, 2009 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Nice choice of music.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | March 8, 2009 3:42 PM | Report abuse

SG:" Sal Zizzo not in 18 for Hannover 96 loss"...
He plays regularly for Hann.96 II and did again yesterday all 90 vs. T.Berlin in the Regionalliga Nord. He is not considered to be on the Bundesliga team but they train together.

Posted by: bechtoldpk | March 8, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The music had me dying of laughter.

Posted by: sitruc | March 8, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

this business with Jozy has to be among the most confusing things i can think of. i can just see him thinking "whose [bleep] do i have to [bleep] to get on the field in this damn country?" Adu obviously needs out of Monaco as well.

video of Bocanegra's goal can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0y4KzGAaUw

you can skip to about the 2:00 minute mark for the beginning of play that results in the goal. a nice header. the 2nd goal was nice, too and around the 4:00 mark there's some fun footage of the Rennes' coach's moustache.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 8, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

@evanskr521: Still hoping to be at Saturday's match. I'd read on BS that folks were trying to get tickets in E8? I've also heard that security is lax enough that if you simply bought an east bleacher ticket you'd be able to migrate and sit/stand where you want... I'm sure DC's supporters will be easy to find...Haven't bought tickets yet, because of this cycle of illness in my household that could still derail our plans. Probably will not buy a ticket till right before we leave on Wednesday, or at the stadium.
I'm hoping to join in on some tailgating on Saturday, Battery supporters wll be extending their southern hospitality by all accounts on BS.
Good for EJ. Hope he can keep it up, while others can't crack the 18.

Posted by: DadRyan | March 8, 2009 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo scored two for River today. How much does that hurt DCU fans?

Posted by: fckalihi | March 8, 2009 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo scored two for River today. How much does that hurt DCU fans?

It doesn't, I'm happy for him.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | March 8, 2009 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Everton!!
i'll be at wembley april 18/19. watch out Manchester.

Obviously Gallardo's heart was always at River. Can't hold a grudge on him forever. Nice to see he's still got it.

Posted by: abgcunited11 | March 8, 2009 6:26 PM | Report abuse

It's on Everton!

Posted by: RedDevil1 | March 8, 2009 6:28 PM | Report abuse

and he scored 3 goals for us, that don't prove anything (unless of course he has a 15 goal season) he brought no chemistry to our team, no fire, no passion, nothing. if he feels like he needs to show up now for river, it just goes to show what type of an ego this guy has. My motta is play hard always, i guess his motta is just play hard a river and suck everywhere else France, US, etc. I am happy he is gone, and so are many others. whether he scores 100 goals or not it don't matter anymore, he is scoring for River and not my team UNITED. simple as that.

Posted by: Norteno4life | March 8, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Thanks DadRyan, hopefully we can get a good crowd. As far as Gallardo, I hope he is happy now and scores bundles of goal. I never questioned his tallent, injuries and lack of motivation are a dangerous combo. I hope the end of his career is happy and productive.

Posted by: evanskr521 | March 8, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

I was just looking at the MLS salary list - and I am blown away that Seattle Sounders FC can pick up both Fredy Montero and Hurtado (an AC Milan trialist) for under 250,000$. Montero has been a monster this preseason and Hurtado has some good club trials under his belt.

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | March 8, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Any update on Bobby Convey. As I understand, Reading gave him his release a few weeks ago. Has he gotten a trial anyplace else? Is he coming back to the MLS?

Posted by: clb_in_md | March 8, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

clb_in_md - as Goff reported last month, Convey has returned to MLS with San Jose:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2009/02/convey_and_gambians.html

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 8, 2009 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Norteno4life - my Motta will always be Dick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Motta

Bullets Fever, happens to me every year.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 8, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

14 days until United's first match!

Posted by: Curious99 | March 8, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Joined the SI Argy Bargy league...

Posted by: DadRyan | March 8, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Trust me guys -- there are plenty of good seats available for the games in Charleston. Even the home team had plenty of spaces to spare last night.

Posted by: Reignking | March 8, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Not sure if he has a US passport, but Ronaldo's 3rd comeback picked up some steam today as he headed in the equalizer in stoppage time for Corinthians against Palmeiras (on GolTV this afternoon).

For his fans, there is much more Ronaldo than ever. Probably about 25 lbs more than in the 2002 World Cup. But he still has skill, can shield the ball well enought to create space for himself and shoot and can run 10 or 15 yards at a time without needing to stop for a drink.

After he scored he was fit enough to jump over the advertising signage and go hop on a chain link fence to celebrate w the traveling fans. The fence and its concrete supports then collapsed. It didn't look like anyone was hurt.

Hopefully he can get back into shape because, even though he only played the last 30 minutes, his skill is still obvious. His goal wasn't spectacular (far post header over flat-footed defender on a corner kick), but he also got off a nice mid-range shot that hit the crossbar and also had a nice move and cross that could have resulted in a goal.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | March 8, 2009 10:56 PM | Report abuse

After two goals from Guyshardo, we need a new poll:

Who do you hate more?
a) Gallardo
b) Veron

Posted by: notafembot | March 8, 2009 11:02 PM | Report abuse

After two goals from Guyshardo, we need a new poll:

Who do you hate more?
a) Gallardo
b) Veron

Posted by: notafembot | March 8, 2009 11:02 PM


As a DC United and Manchester United fan I should hate them both, but I don't. I wish the both of them the best of luck. They moved and my teams have moved on, let it go.


Posted by: RedDevil1 | March 8, 2009 11:21 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the Insider report RK. Hope your trip has been worthwhile aside from the poor performance by DCU.

Posted by: DadRyan | March 8, 2009 11:28 PM | Report abuse

One can begin to make an argument that Gallardo stole, for lack of better word, $1.9 million from D.C. United last year. If true, I won't let that go.

Posted by: notafembot | March 8, 2009 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Trick question. Landon Donovan.

Posted by: B_A_ | March 9, 2009 12:20 AM | Report abuse

No hatred for Gallardo from me. He just had too many injuries and took a while to fit in.

In a DC-centric cost benefit analysis, Gallardo 2008 sucked. But so did Ben Olsen. Kinda hard to make final judgments based on partial playing time.

His first goal today was great.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | March 9, 2009 12:32 AM | Report abuse

Waiting for my Tylenol PM to kick in...

Cardiff coach, on EJ:

"We've seen it in training. We just haven't seen it on the big pitch."

Who knew?

Posted by: joedoc1 | March 9, 2009 3:02 AM | Report abuse

Moenchengladbach scoring four against Hamburg is wack. Has their new coach instilled some offense? Did they have an amazing transfer window? Or was this a one-off? It would be very cool if Bradley helps them avoid relegation.

Posted by: glfrazier | March 9, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Ummm. Joe Doc? You're only supposed to move the clock forward by one hour.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 9, 2009 9:43 AM | Report abuse

what the f*** is up with jozy altidore not getting any time in the segunda league? i mean seriously, xerez? what's a xerez anyway? and josmer still can't get off the bench. so frustrating for US soccer fans.

Posted by: cavemandave | March 9, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

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