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Wednesday Kickaround

*D.C. United will play its second match at the Carolina Challenge Cup in Charleston, S.C., at 5 p.m. today against Toronto. Santino Quaranta, Fred, Bryan Namoff and Louis Crayton are out. Newly acquired goalkeeper Josh Wicks is expected to arrive soon but it's unclear whether he'll play tonight or not until Saturday's finale against the Battery. The red card recipients, Dejan Jakovic and Anthony Peters, are eligible to play. (It's a preseason exhibition tournament, after all.)

*While United is down south, an MLS team is in the Washington area. The New York Red Bulls arrive today ahead of tomorrow night's friendly against USL2 Crystal Palace Baltimore at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Tickets are $16. For those planning to attend, it's easy access off Route 50: Rowe Blvd. exit, stadium is less than a mile on the right.

*Speaking of the Red Bulls, they've signed former Barcelona and Real Madrid defender Alberto Celades, 33.

*The USA qualified for the U-20 World Cup for the seventh straight time, beating El Salvador 2-0 at the CONCACAF event in Tobago.

*The USA women face Sweden today at noon ET in the championship game of the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

*Courtesy of German club Hanover and via the USSF, Steve Cherundolo and Sal Zizzo presented California Gov. Arnold Schwarenegger a Hanover jersey with "Arnie" imprinted on the back during CeBIT 2009, the biggest IT fair in the world, being held in the German city last week. Both players are from Southern California.

*Americans abroad:
Today
MF Clint Dempsey and Fulham vs. Blackburn
Last Night
D Michael Orozco played last 45 minutes in San Luis' 0-0 Copa Libertadores tie at Universitario (Peru)

*Soccer on TV:
Friendly, Mexico vs. Bolivia in Denver 9 p.m. Telemundo
European Champions League
Roma-Arsenal 3 p.m. Setanta
Manchester United-Inter Milan 3:30 p.m. ESPN2
Barcelona-Lyon 3:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes
Barcelona-Lyon 6 p.m. (taped) ESPN Classic
Porto-Atletico Madrid 10 p.m. Setanta
Copa Libertadores
Everton-Lanus 6 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol
Boyaca Chico-Gremio 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol
Chivas-Caracas 11 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol

By Steve Goff  |  March 11, 2009; 10:52 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS , TV , U.S. men's national team , Women  
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Comments

Pia has the women in another tournament final. She's getting the job done.

Did someone say "Southern California"?!

"So I called up the Captain,
'Please bring me my wine'
He said, 'We haven't had that spirit here since 1969'
And still those voices are calling from far away,
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say..."

Posted by: joedoc1 | March 11, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

So the Inter-Man U. game is actually on ESPN2 and not ESPN Classic? Awesome. Take that, World Baseball Classic!

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | March 11, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I think the Celades signing might be damn good one for NY, assuming he doesn't get hurt. He's only 33-- I thought he was older.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | March 11, 2009 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Sweden will be a tough match today, I think.

Posted by: OWNTF | March 11, 2009 11:41 AM | Report abuse

So the Inter-Man U. game is actually on ESPN2 and not ESPN Classic? Awesome. Take that, World Baseball Classic!

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | March 11, 2009 11:25 AM

As much as I would like to think this is a victory for soccer, it's because the game at that time is Netherlands-Puerto Rico, a meaningless game as both teams have advanced and, let's face it, is Netherlands-Puerto Rico.

Posted by: ZidVicious | March 11, 2009 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Toronto FC was streaming the game live for the last game vs Charleston - will they be streaming it live again vs DC tonight?

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | March 11, 2009 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't look good for Zizzo then. After the presentation, Ahnuld told him:

"You're a funny man, Sally, I like you. That's why I'm going to kill you last."

Posted by: IamAM | March 11, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I'm sure that both of them complained that their state taxes are going up, thanks to Arnold :)

Posted by: targetmedia | March 11, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

As much as I would like to think this is a victory for soccer, it's because the game at that time is Netherlands-Puerto Rico, a meaningless game as both teams have advanced and, let's face it, is Netherlands-Puerto Rico.


Actually it's because no one gives a damn about the WBC. They probably got an earful from fans who wanted to see the United-Inter match.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | March 11, 2009 12:36 PM | Report abuse

You may choose to believe me or not, but I have it on an extremely reliable source that DCU brass is now entertaining relocation thoughts. People, if you care about this team stop debating the merits of the stadium location and start e-mailing the government officials now.

Steve- where's the Washington Post article about the possibility of relocation if this effort fails. It is undeniably a legitimate pursuit. The other side has unquestionably rallied around WP articles, the soccer community side deserves an article that informs them of the severity of this.

Posted by: croftonpost | March 11, 2009 1:03 PM | Report abuse

OK nevermind I answered my question. Toronto FC will be showing the DC/TFC match via live streaming on their website

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | March 11, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Steve's busy filling out his application for Whole Foods:-(

Posted by: DadRyan | March 11, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

OK nevermind I answered my question. Toronto FC will be showing the DC/TFC match via live streaming on their website

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | March 11, 2009 1:19 PM

VERY COOL, I went to toronto fc website and they are airing the game live. Kool!

Posted by: RM27 | March 11, 2009 2:04 PM | Report abuse

@ joedoc1
"You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave..." guitar solo.

Posted by: spata1 | March 11, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

SPOILER whatever

Good news: Mitts got her 100th cap today. "Mitts will become the 25th female player in U.S. history to earn her 100th cap. It's been a long road for Mitts to the century mark as she earned her first cap in 1999, but didn't break into the National Team full time until 2004. Through a broken leg and an ACL injury, she has persevered to earn two Olympic gold medals and leave her mark as one of the top outside backs in U.S. history."

Sad news: She missed the last PK and US loses Algarve final.

Posted by: OWNTF | March 11, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Heather Missed?

Posted by: joedoc1 | March 11, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

GO USL2 Crystal Palace Baltimore!!! Anyone who is playing the Metro Scum has my support!

Posted by: asocrlovr | March 12, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

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