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United News and Notes

Santino Quaranta (hamstring) says he is traveling to Salt Lake City.
Devon McTavish (head) says he is traveling to SLC.
Andrew Jacobson (not on game-day roster last week) says he is traveling to SLC.

Quaranta: "It's going to take a game or two until I get to where I want to be where your mind is on the same page as your feet. I'm looking forward to getting some time and seeing how it goes. I'm ready to go physically."

McTavish: "No problems. I have been heading balls and everything."

Ben Olsen's ankle update: "It's alright. It's pretty sore, but it warms up. It always seems to get to where I need it to be, and that's a positive."

In case you missed it online yesterday or in print this morning, my feature on veteran defender Bryan Namoff.

For more on DCU, jump to the continuation of this thread.....

I will be traveling much of the day tomorrow and will have limited blog entries, but looking ahead to Saturday.....

I'll host a DCU thread from Salt Lake City while colleague Paul Tenorio oversees the Freedom discussion here for the WPS club's home debut at Maryland SoccerPlex against Chicago. Both matches begin at 6 p.m. ET. United's match is not on standard TV, while the Freedom will be shown by Fox Soccer Channel.

Looking ahead to next week.....

Reigning NCAA champion Maryland will play an offseason friendly against ACC rival Wake Forest prior to United's league match against New England next Friday. Kickoffs are at 4 and 7 p.m., respectively. If you have a ticket to the DCU game, you can watch the college game.

By Steve Goff  |  April 9, 2009; 12:59 PM ET
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Ah, the Maryland Terraporns.

Thanks for the update on Ben's ankle. Months ago I went on record saying Ben should hang up the boots and get into coaching. Oops. Thanks for proving me wrong, Benny.

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 9, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

wow that is mighty! brave of you to admit you were wrong... that takes a lot of courage for someone of your political persuasion...

don't worry we don't think any less of you...

Posted by: bonghits4gomez | April 9, 2009 1:15 PM | Report abuse

I thought that movie was a documentary about the The Gulf of Aden and Somalia's refusal to police illegal activities that disrupt international trade. After 90 minutes I determined that my assumption was incorrect.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 9, 2009 1:19 PM | Report abuse

If joe was of another political persuasian we could just blame it on the tele-prompter.

Posted by: CrippledKeeper | April 9, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I love watching Santino play but he seems so prone to injury that I cringe every time he takes the field. I would love to see him on the pitch with Pontius and Wallace (and maybe Fred and N'Silu), because that may well be our future offense.

Posted by: b18bolo | April 9, 2009 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Does it bother anyone else that the Freedom are on FSC, but no United?

Nothing against women's soccer...but, men's is much better to watch.

Posted by: therealfootball | April 9, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

FSC usually shows WPS on Sundays, but this is Easter. Their MLS Sat game is Dynamo/Red Bull, which follows the women.

About DCU blame Comcast not FSC.

Posted by: OWNTF | April 9, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

I hear ya, B4G. Sometimes I'm so to the right that I am wrong. Sometimes.

All of 90 minutes, eh I-270?

Thanks for watching my back, CK!

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 9, 2009 1:48 PM | Report abuse

I am sorry let me help THINK men's soccer is better to watch. Not everyone thinks that men's soccer is better to watch.

And btw, say "no offense" or "nothing against" doesn't take away the insult.

Posted by: colheights1 | April 9, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse


no offense!

Posted by: bonghits4gomez | April 9, 2009 2:05 PM | Report abuse

The women's game is different. Personally, I like it precisely because its somewhat slower, this enables you to see the plays develop better. When played at its highest level, its technical with less physical play. I for one will listen to DCU on the radio and watch the Freedom on FSC.

Posted by: sbg1 | April 9, 2009 2:11 PM | Report abuse

OWNTF is right. Comcast is letting us down. I can't remember the team ever going 3 straight games without local TV. I know the Caps are on at 7 and they're the hot ticket right now, but whatever happened to that Comcast Plus channel they were offering? I have FiOS so I honestly don't know; they might have dropped it. What about showing the game tape-delayed after the Caps finish up?

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | April 9, 2009 2:12 PM | Report abuse

And btw, say "no offense" or "nothing against" doesn't take away the insult.

Posted by: colheights1 | April 9, 2009 1:55 PM
Yeah, when it is actually an insult.

In this case, Dude was just expressing a harmless opinion...

If I say, "I would rather watch Marta and LA Sol than LA Galaxy unless they are playing DC United, no offense..."

Is that an insult or trying not to hurt oversensitive fan's feelings?

I'll give you my answer: It is not an insult, just me expressing my sincere, worthless and harmless opinion...

Sorry, LA Galaxians...

Posted by: yankiboy | April 9, 2009 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Supposedly Direct Kick will have the DCU-RSL game.

Posted by: Juan-John | April 9, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

No offense, but anyone who doesn't agree with me is a complete moron.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 9, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

If the best defense is a good offense, is no offense the worst defense?

Posted by: OWNTF | April 9, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

The only thing I don't like about the women's game is the seemingly obligatory string of back and forth posts that mention of it generates.

So, to sort of join in, I'll be in Germantown for the Freedom and record RSL/United for dessert.

Posted by: seahawkdad | April 9, 2009 2:44 PM | Report abuse

I am thoroughly offended. About something.

Posted by: joedoc1 | April 9, 2009 3:05 PM | Report abuse

You see joedoc and VVB?
Perfect time for response to the braindead (liberals).
But I will refrain because this is not the place for it.
Now, for a question - what is "standard TV?"
Will it only be shown in High Def? That would be sweet.

Posted by: sobugged1 | April 9, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Glad to see Tino finally on the roster, hope we have a good enough game going that he can come in for the last 30 minutes and knock some rust off. Pontius stepping up has hopefully put some pressure on him to keep his game at the highest level.

Guess I'll be taping the Freedom game, if for nothing else than to see how they look, I accidentally missed the first game on TV.

I'd rather watch the Freedom than watch that NJ men's team playing after them :-) More balls.

sbg1, I can appreciate that point of view, I don't feel that way about soccer, but I feel exactly the same way about basketball, the women actually play the team game of basketball, the men travel, dunk, and showboat individually.

Posted by: dcufan | April 9, 2009 4:37 PM | Report abuse

So who's going where to watch the game in DC on Saturday? Anyone want to roast a bowl;-) Sorry, hope I didn't offend...

Posted by: DadRyan | April 9, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

RE: Mens vs Womens Soccer

This saying never ages:

Men's (insert sport here) is just like Women's (insert sport here)... if it were played under water.

Posted by: alecw81 | April 10, 2009 12:26 AM | Report abuse

I enjoy both Men's and Women's games. No offence, but soccer is soccer.

WPS features the best players in the women's game. MLS features the best male players who aren't employed in Europe or Latin America.

And still no offence, but DC United could use a player like Wambach.

Posted by: hueybahr | April 10, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

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