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Soccer Insider: April 12, 2009 - April 18, 2009

WPS Matchday: Breakers at Freedom

Greetings from Maryland SoccerPlex, where I just finished up my own game and made a 30 second drive from Field 23 to Discovery Sports Center for the Freedom's second home game of the season. It's a perfect day for soccer, 75 degrees and sunny with a nice cool breeze. A...

By Paul Tenorio  |  April 18, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  England , Freedom , Women  
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United Rewind

*The D.C. United-Real Madrid friendly Aug. 8 at FedEx Field could be finalized as early as Monday. Real would play a second MLS team a few days later. There are two candidates for that match: one in the Eastern time zone, the other in the Pacific time zone. *Monday should...

By Steve Goff  |  April 18, 2009; 12:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Matchnight #5: United-Revolution

No reason to preview tonight's match. Apparently, Houston Dynamo goalkeepers coach Tim Hanley has already taken care of it for us. No joke. I can't imagine his column has been sanctioned by an otherwise classy Houston organization. Some excerpts: "DC keeper Louis Crayton is poor and New England would be...

By Steve Goff  |  April 17, 2009; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
Categories:  College Soccer , D.C. United  
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Poll: United Tonight

D.C. United is close to full strength, New England is hurting. DCU (1-1-2) is home but still a work in progress. The Revs (2-0-1) have not played in almost two weeks. The sun is shining, the mighty Anacostia never looked so fine, and RFK is still standing (as of 10...

By Steve Goff  |  April 17, 2009; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  D.C. United , Poll  
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Friday Kickaround

*If you're planning to attend D.C. United's match tonight against New England, you already know you're going to encounter Friday rush-hour delays trying to get to RFK Stadium for the early start (7:08 p.m.). But also keep in mind that the Washington Nationals are home against Florida at the exact...

By Steve Goff  |  April 17, 2009; 9:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  CONCACAF , D.C. United , Mexico , U.S. men's national team  
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Weekend TV Schedule

What are you going to watch? FRIDAY MLS, D.C. United-New England 7 p.m. ET ESPN2 U-17 South America, Paraguay-Brazil 7:40 p.m. GolTV Mexico, Tecos-Atlante 9 p.m. Galavision U-17 South America, Bolivia-Colombia 10 p.m. GolTV SATURDAY England, Aston Villa-West Ham 9:30 a.m. Setanta England, Stoke City-Blackburn 10 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel...

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  TV  
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Surgery for Cherundolo, Altidore

USA right back Steve Cherundolo (hip) and forward Jozy Altidore (toe) are in jeopardy of missing the next two World Cup qualifiers: June 3 at Costa Rica and June 6 vs. Honduras in Chicago....

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 9:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Davies to RSL

The Insider has learned that Real Salt Lake won a weighted lottery for the rights to USA under-20 defender Kyle Davies, who has been playing for Southampton in England's second division. An official announcement is expected soon....

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 5:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  MLS  
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United News & Notes

*Injury update: Ben Olsen says he is fine after taking a knock in training this week and should be available for Friday night's match against New England at RFK Stadium. "We're excited to get back after a loss," he said. "It has been a good, short week so we haven't...

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  D.C. United , Freedom  
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Video: Copa Libertadores

Gremio defeats Universidad de Chile, 2-0, to reach the round of 16 in South America's top club competition:...

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Libertadores  
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Thursday Kickaround

*Some thoughts on Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo's goal from 39.6 yards and at 64.2 mph against Porto yesterday in the Champions League quarterfinals: "It was unbelievable -- a magnificent hit." (Sir Alex Ferguson) "A gem carved out of an ordinary night." (International Herald Tribune) "It's the best goal I've...

By Steve Goff  |  April 16, 2009; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Euro Champions League , Italy , TV , U.S. men's national team , USSF  
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Matchday: Euro Champions League

Manchester United is at Porto following a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford in the first match, an outcome that provided the Portuguese club with the advantage on away goals. Meantime, Arsenal has an edge on Villarreal after gaining a 1-1 tie in Spain in the first leg. Chelsea and Barcelona...

By Steve Goff  |  April 15, 2009; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Euro Champions League  
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Janicki's Status

D.C. United defender Greg Janicki has returned to training after missing last Saturday's match at Real Lake City. He was involved in the scary head-to-head collision with teammate Devon McTavish in the season opener almost a month ago at Los Angeles, an incident that required several stitches to his forehead....

By Steve Goff  |  April 15, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Montero, Olsen and a 60-Yard Goal

*Seattle forward Fredy Montero will not face criminal charges. *D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen's thoughts on visiting the White House on Monday for events surrounding the Easter Egg Roll: "It's not every day you get to chill out on the White House lawn. Played with some kids, read a book...

By Steve Goff  |  April 15, 2009; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS , Sweden  
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Wednesday Kickaround

*My story about Christian Gomez's quiet start for D.C. United this season. What's your opinion of Gomez so far? *In Denmark, USA defender Michael Parkhurst goes 90 in Nordsjaelland's 2-1 victory at Esjberg. *Back in December, the Insider told you about a Dutch illustrator and amateur player who had taken...

By Steve Goff  |  April 15, 2009; 6:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  D.C. United , History , TV , U.S. men's national team  
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Ex-DCU Players to Real Maryland

Former D.C. United developmental players Jeff Carroll, Pat Carroll and Ryan Cordeiro have signed with USL2 club Real Maryland, Real GM David Noyes confirmed. Real opens the season April 25 against Bermuda at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville....

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C. United , USL  
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A Few Minutes With Tom Soehn

After watching tape of Saturday's match, any new observations? "It almost looked as if we got a little gassed in about the 70th minute, where you started to giving the ball away a little bit and decisions as far as shape went away. I'm not sure if that was altitude...

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 2:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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DCU-Real Madrid Update

The Insider has learned that negotiations concerning a D.C. United friendly against superpower Real Madrid on Aug. 8 are progressing nicely, but instead of RFK Stadium, the likely venue would be FedEx Field to maximize attendance. Real is also planning to play a second game while in the States, a...

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  D.C. United , Spain  
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Olsen's Absence

Greetings from RFK..... *Ben Olsen, on the decision not to travel to Salt Lake City for last Saturday's match..... Coach Tom Soehn late last week "pulled me in the office and thought it would be smart to keep me off." Did your ankle feel any differently last week than previous...

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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D.C. United Notes

*If Friday's rush hour slows you down on your way to RFK for the United-Revolution match, fear not: ESPN2's overage has bought you an extra 8 minutes 30 seconds to find your seat. TV coverage begins at 7 p.m., but with a brief pregame show, kickoff is slated for 7:08:30....

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Tuesday Kickaround

*In Norway, USA goalkeeper Troy Perkins plays 90 minutes in Valerenga's 2-1 victory at Lillestrom. *In Denmark, USA defender Michael Parkhurst and Nordsjaelland play at Esjberg today. *In Germany, USA left back Heath Pearce is demoted by Hansa Rostock. *Clemson University's coach is placed on leave of absence after a...

By Steve Goff  |  April 14, 2009; 9:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  College Soccer , TV , U.S. men's national team  
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Video: Coach Punches Referee

It occurred in a Brazilian third-division match between Comercial and Catanduvense:...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 8:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Brazil  
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Cubans to Real Maryland

On a day when the USA lifted some travel and telecom restrictions pertaining to Cuba, the Insider has learned that two Cuban refugees are on the verge of signing with Real Maryland, the USL2 club based in Rockville. (Are those news items related? Well, no, but we like to stay...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 4:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  CONCACAF , USL  
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Americans Abroad, Monday Edition

GK Marcus Hahnemann 90 minutes in Reading's 2-2 tie at Blackpool D Jay DeMerit 90 in Watford's 2-0 loss at Norwich City F Eddie Johnson 4 in Cardiff City's 3-1 win over Burnley D Frank Simek not in 18 for Sheffield Wednesday's 3-2 loss at QPR D Danny Califf 90...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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United at White House

Ben Olsen and Devon McTavish are there this afternoon for events surrounding the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. (Kids! Careful of Ben's ankle and Devon's head wound.) Perhaps the players will extend a formal invitation to the Prez to attend a match soon. Or maybe seek permission to build...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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MLS Observations

*Pablo Ricchetti's cheeky equalizer at Toronto: *After sluggish attendance figures early in the season, it was nice to see these strong numbers: 20,272 in Toronto, 23,317 in Los Angeles and 28,746 in Seattle. On the flip side, defending champion Columbus is averaging 11,000 after two home dates, including just 7,465...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  MLS  
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Monday Kickaround

*Talks continue concerning a friendly between D.C. United and Real Madrid at RFK Stadium on Aug. 8. We should hear soon whether it will, indeed, happen. D.C.'s league match against Kansas City on that day would be moved to later in the season. *DCU supporters are organizing a nine-block march...

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  D.C. United , Spain , USL  
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Video: Ajax Rout

Uruguayan international Luis Suarez has a hat trick in Ajax Amsterdam's 7-0 victory over Willem II Tilburg. Watch the abysmal defending by clicking here....

By Steve Goff  |  April 13, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Netherlands  
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Americans Abroad

Goals galore! Two apiece for Clint Dempsey and Matt Taylor. (Remember him with Kansas City and Chivas USA from 2004 to '07?) Dempsey write-up here. "Matt-Attack!" GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 3-3 tie at Aston Villa Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 3-3 tie with Everton Marcus Hahnemann...

By Steve Goff  |  April 12, 2009; 7:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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