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United Injury Update

Amid the doom and gloom about stadiums, injuries and preseason losses, a sliver of good news for D.C. United:

Santino Quaranta tells the Insider that his hamstring injury is not as severe as first feared, and although he will not play in the season opener at Los Angeles on March 22, he hopes to be available for the home opener six days later against Chicago or the April 4 game against Houston.

Still no timetable for the return of the other injured players, but Fred's hamstring problem was initially believed to be more serious than Quaranta's.

By Steve Goff  |  March 12, 2009; 1:48 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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That's relatively good news.

Posted by: sitruc | March 12, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

So a little good news, bad news.

Posted by: Josh8 | March 12, 2009 2:10 PM | Report abuse

"I sure could use a little good news today."

-Anne Murray-

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | March 12, 2009 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Its times like these where you really get mad when you think about lack of depth on the flanks and the Josh Gros tragedy in the same thought... Viva la Gros!

Posted by: BurchFan4 | March 12, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

This Fred is back:

Posted by: joedoc1 | March 12, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Man, I can't wait for the season to get started. Forget about all the rest of this nonsense.

Posted by: Matte | March 12, 2009 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Its times like these where you really get mad when you think about lack of depth...

Posted by: BurchFan4

I dunno, the younger players showed pretty well against TFC yesterday. They looked dangerous and hungry. It was the vets that went scoreless in the first half.

I think our depth will be much better this year than last.

(Still hoping we can minimize the injuries though!)

Posted by: -rke- | March 12, 2009 2:42 PM | Report abuse

@-rke-: yeah, this Pontius kid seems to have a nose for net (and the crossbar) in the little that i've seen/read so far. is it too early to start a "Pontius for ROY" campaign?

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | March 12, 2009 2:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm guessing Boyzzzzzzz gets the Santino Minutes, and Benny at least starts for the Fred minutes?

Posted by: JkR- | March 12, 2009 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Good to hear Tino won't be out too long.

I'm thinking Pontius on the left and Olsen on the right at the start of the season opener, with Khumalo or McTavish coming on for Benny sometime in the second half.

Posted by: DCUMD | March 12, 2009 4:10 PM | Report abuse

I get it, but are posters competing to see who can link the scariest site, joedoc1?

Anyways, why would the USSoccer twitter point out the following? Are they trying to say something?

Today's random find: Looks like the referees for the MNT vs. SLV are from Mexico, while the MNT vs. TRI has refs from Panama and Honduras...

United is going to help Thorpe find a new club?

Posted by: sitruc | March 12, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

yeah i'm interested to see what are youngsters can do

Posted by: BurchFan4 | March 12, 2009 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Bring it. Let's see Party Boy Pontius and Wallace take it on the chin or get over the top.

And Joe Doc. Fred Thompson ain't no Ronald Reagan, keep looking.

Posted by: delantero | March 12, 2009 11:31 PM | Report abuse

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