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Thursday Kickaround

*Reminder: Please come by RFK Stadium this Sunday between noon and 5 p.m. to help Marcia Williams, wife of Real Salt Lake veteran Andy Williams, find a bone marrow donor for her rare disease. Time is running out. The initial test is swabbing your mouth. Ages 18 through 55 only. Former MLS star Eddie Pope will attend for at least the first hour and D.C. United veteran Ben Olsen plans to stop by, as well. Please enter through Lot 5 and the stadium's administrative entrance.

*Reminder: New York Red Bulls vs. USL2 Crystal Palace Baltimore friendly tonight at 7 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. If you can't make it, the Insider is tentatively planning to attend and keep you updated through the blog and our Twitter page.

*Chivas USA signs Mexican veteran Eduardo Lillingston, a 31-year-old forward who has played for Tecos, Santos Laguna and Atlas.

*Soccer on TV:
UEFA Cup, Udinese-Zenit 3:15 p.m. Setanta
UEFA Cup, Manchester City-Aalborg 3:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel
Copa Libertadores, San Martin-Nacional 6 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol
Copa Libertadores, Colo Colo-Quito 8:15 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol

*In a friendly at Commerce City last night, Mexico blasted Bolivia, 5-1. Watch the video highlights:

By Steve Goff  |  March 12, 2009; 9:31 AM ET
Categories:  MLS , Mexico , TV , USL  
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Comments

Must have been the altitude that affected the Bolivians....

At least that gets El Tri out from under the Dos a Cero cloud that's hung over them of late.

Posted by: 22206no1 | March 12, 2009 9:40 AM | Report abuse

That's dedication -- subjecting yourself to Red Bulls vs. a USL2 team. Or maybe it is an excuse to go to Annapolis :)

I am curious to see how Celades looks.

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Good to see a chance for the Dick to get a capacity crowd.

Posted by: Kev29 | March 12, 2009 9:46 AM | Report abuse

FIFA should ban games in Denver. It isn't fair.

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Goffinho:

Any definitive word on Crayton's injury and/or prognosis? The trade for Galaxy scrub keeper doesn't seem terribly promising to me...

Posted by: throwin | March 12, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

That's dedication -- subjecting yourself to Red Bulls vs. a USL2 team.

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 9:41 AM
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Ahh, USL-2 standard's not so bad, probably a tick above MLS reserve division. Which I realize is damning with faint praise, but it's watchable.

Posted by: spidergoose | March 12, 2009 10:05 AM | Report abuse

1st goal: just awful marking
2nd: nice...and a well-deserved red card
3rd: weak weak weak on the keeper
4th: nice tackle
5th: exactly what you should do when you find yourself on the line

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

spider: I meant Red Bulls

;)

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I wish we could get our hands on Didi Torrico, the bolivian who scred the goal vs. Mexico, which might i add was the best goal of the night.

Chances are he probably costs too much.

He plays on the left wing too, and is only 21yrs old. or 20.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | March 12, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Mexico pounds Bolivia in a money-spinning friendly while their U-20s crash out of CONCACAF qualifying.

Future's so bright for the USMNT, I gotta wear shades.

Posted by: beach3 | March 12, 2009 10:21 AM | Report abuse

spider: I meant Red Bulls

;)

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 10:08 AM
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Ah, ok, thought you were putting them on the same level. :)

Posted by: spidergoose | March 12, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

FIFA should ban games in Denver. It isn't fair.

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 9:50 AM
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Why? Because of the altitude?

Certainly not for these teams - their home fields are at higher altitude than Denver: Mexico City at 7,349 ft and La Paz at 12,008 ft

Posted by: bergamot | March 12, 2009 12:01 PM | Report abuse

With all that lithium, Bolivia must be the new Saudi Arabia. No way a third-rate economy like ours could afford any of their players...

Posted by: fischy | March 12, 2009 12:04 PM | Report abuse

I wish we could get our hands on Didi Torrico, the bolivian who scred the goal vs. Mexico, which might i add was the best goal of the night.

Chances are he probably costs too much.

He plays on the left wing too, and is only 21yrs old. or 20.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | March 12, 2009 10:15 AM
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Play Football Manager much? :-P

Posted by: spidergoose | March 12, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Certainly not for these teams - their home fields are at higher altitude than Denver: Mexico City at 7,349 ft and La Paz at 12,008 ft

Posted by: bergamot | March 12, 2009 12:01 PM
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Yes. That is the joke.

Posted by: spidergoose | March 12, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

With all that lithium, Bolivia must be the new Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: fischy | March 12, 2009 12:04 PM
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I didn't realize that the world-wide prevalence of bi-polar disorders is so high.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 12, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

That's dedication -- subjecting yourself to Red Bulls vs. a USL2 team.

Posted by: Reignking | March 12, 2009 9:41 AM
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Are you referring to the same USL team (Crystal Palace) that defeated the Red Bulls in the Open Cup last year? Or the same USL team that played so well against the Red Bulls that the Red Bulls immediately offered one of their players a contract after the game?

Posted by: croftonpost | March 12, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

With all that lithium, Bolivia must be the new Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: fischy | March 12, 2009 12:04 PM
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I didn't realize that the world-wide prevalence of bi-polar disorders is so high.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 12, 2009 12:26 PM
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You must've missed this story:

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090311/full/news.2009.156.html

This discovery will vastly improve the usefulness of lithium batteries. Suggests they could replace internal-combustion engine -- possibly recharge them even while you're driving, just by tapping the brake.

Posted by: fischy | March 12, 2009 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Duardo Lillingston, I presume,
Stepping out of the jungle gloom
Into the midday sun.

What did you find there?
Did you stand a while and stare?
Did you meet anyone?

I've seen butterflies galore.
I've seen people big and small.
I've still not found what I'm looking for.

Posted by: OWNTF | March 12, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Or, you didn't know that Bolivia has about half of the world's lithium supply.

Posted by: fischy | March 12, 2009 12:55 PM | Report abuse

"Are you referring to the same USL team (Crystal Palace) that defeated the Red Bulls' reserve team in the Open Cup last year?"

Just a minor edit to include your inadvertant yet crucial omission.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | March 12, 2009 1:26 PM | Report abuse

"Are you referring to the same USL team (Crystal Palace) that defeated the Red Bulls' reserve team in the Open Cup last year?"

Most of the players were on the regular roster. They just weren't starters. It was definitely not the reserve team.

Posted by: croftonpost | March 12, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Uh, no team in MLS had a separate reserve team.

Five of the NY starters made their only competitive appearance of the season in that game: Thornton, Kljestan, Roth, Gilkerson, and Megaloudis.

Of the other members of the first XI, only two had started 2/3rds of the time in the previous two months: Goldthwaite and Parke.

Wolyniec, who was a sub against CP, had only regularly started since Jozy was sold a few weeks earlier.

No Angel, VDB, Richards, Sassano, or Reyna (hah, he finally retired a few weeks later). Five players who hadn't played a game and didn't the rest of the season. Four more players who played ten or fewer games all year.

I'm not saying it wasn't a great win by CPUSA, because it was. But what Osorio sent out was a reserve team. Don't lie to yourself.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | March 12, 2009 2:09 PM | Report abuse

We got the Li battery reference, but we were referring to Li as a treatment for bi-polar disorders.

Is that what we meant?

You should know, you typed it.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 12, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

OWNTF: You should have posted that on Tuesday afternoon.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | March 12, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Yep, many posts that I've written, never meaning to send.

Posted by: OWNTF | March 12, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

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