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Video: Gallardo's Goal

Marcelo Gallardo, D.C. United's $1.9 million fiasco, scores the second-half equalizer for River Plate during a 1-1 tie at Boca Juniors in the Buenos Aires super clasico:


By Steve Goff  |  April 19, 2009; 9:56 PM ET
Categories:  Argentina  
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Comments

*sigh*

Posted by: Pedalada | April 19, 2009 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Hey I heard DC United in there somewhere

Posted by: Pete803 | April 19, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

thank goodness he was able to rest up last year to get ready for this year's argentine league!...

Posted by: dfunkt | April 19, 2009 10:13 PM | Report abuse

@#$!!*%!

Posted by: fischy | April 19, 2009 10:14 PM | Report abuse

You know you're watching The World's Game when you hear a DC United mention from the big derby match in Argentina.

In Arabic.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | April 19, 2009 10:16 PM | Report abuse

I believe my thought at the time of letting him go was, "I don't like this."

Hearing "DC United" at the :18 mark didn't make it any better.

Posted by: sitruc | April 19, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

I think the Argentine league can have him. It wasn't a mistake to let him go. It was a mistake to waste money on a *player who can only produce if no on has touched him on the field for an extended period of time. Commence loathing.

* A designated player who is only half what we bargained for.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | April 19, 2009 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Well, good for Gallardo. He's where he wants to be and that was a quality kick.

That said, I think Olsen's return and leadership has already added more to DC Utd than Gallardo did during his unfortunate stay in DC.

Posted by: inbetweenswims | April 19, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Where were those kicks when he played for DCU???

EVERY ONE I saw last season COMBINED were hit less forcefully than that one.

Posted by: Juan-John | April 19, 2009 11:09 PM | Report abuse

It just goes to show what people are capable of when they are happy with the environment they are in. No one should doubt Gallardo's ability. He just clearly did not enjoy DCU and wanted out. Its just too bad he was not a better professional here and honored the spirit of his contract. While injuries where a part of his situation even when healthy he still played without passion. I question if even if he has the same ailments with River Plate if he would miss nearly as much time as he did last year. In any event, he has moved on and so has DCU. Now its time for us fans to do so as well.

Posted by: nyjer1 | April 19, 2009 11:33 PM | Report abuse

When you are surrounded by quality players you are most effective and that's the case for Gallardo, ... Beckham in Milan.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | April 20, 2009 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Gallardo who?
What's next? Everyone crying for his return, a la' Gomez?
;-)

Posted by: DadRyan | April 20, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: sitruc | April 20, 2009 8:47 AM | Report abuse

At least people are no longer blaming him for defensive miscues when he's thousands of miles away, or how the waiter last night took too long to offer drink refills, or the fact that it's dreary outside.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | April 20, 2009 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Is he getting a lot of minutes for River?

Posted by: Matte | April 20, 2009 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Is he getting a lot of minutes for River?

Posted by: Matte | April 20, 2009 9:15 AM

Yes and no - not starting every match (but has recently). Used as a second half sub earlier in their Clausura season. River are currently 5th after an amazingly bad Apertura.

Posted by: Kev29 | April 20, 2009 9:34 AM | Report abuse

At least people are no longer blaming him for defensive miscues when he's thousands of miles away, or how the waiter last night took too long to offer drink refills, or the fact that it's dreary outside.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | April 20, 2009 9:09 AM
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Sorry, it's still early in the season and we're not fully match fit.

I blame Gallardo for Shalrie Joseph's goal on Friday night!

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | April 20, 2009 9:41 AM | Report abuse

It is of some small consolation to know that the front office did actually see potential in him, and it was only his poor attitude that led to his failure in DC. It's disheartening to think what could have been if he had given that kind of effort for our shirt.

Posted by: jpeace121 | April 20, 2009 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Where's the "report abuse" button for Goff's post. I've had about all I can take when it comes to the Million Dollar Donut. The less said about him, the better. We don't need endless highlights of every former DC United player on the Soccer Insider, else we'd be treated to still-shots of Freddy riding another European bench every week.

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | April 20, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Goff are you a Red Bulls fan?

Stop pouring salt in our wounds.

Posted by: adamsunited | April 20, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

On Gallardo, I feel bad for United fans. As a fan of US soccer in general, I think United was had in L'Affaire Ga-jhar-doe. Groin injury. Whatever.

Posted by: EssEff | April 20, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse

can SportsCenter do one of those fun promos featuring Gallardo's classic nickname: "D.C. United's $1.9 million fiasco". If there were ever something that would finally "break" soccer in this country it's that.

Posted by: diego_r | April 20, 2009 3:22 PM | Report abuse

When did Pato Abondonzieri move back to Argentina? Last I saw of him he was playing in Spain.

Posted by: agoldhammer | April 20, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Did you guys see the atmosphere in that place! The upper deck celebrating the goal looked more passionate than the center of DC's Barra Brava. It must be quite a thrill to score like that against Boca (!) in a stadium and with fans like that. I can understand his desire to play there.


Posted by: WorldCup | April 20, 2009 5:20 PM | Report abuse

Oops. I take it back, somewhat. Looks like the game was played in the Bombonero at Boca's home, so the River fans were sequestered to the upper deck and were the most passionate River has, as they face potential for real violence before and after the game. Still an incredible atmosphere!

Posted by: WorldCup | April 20, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse

maybe Argentine soccer is not that good...Gallardo was a total bust in MLS but now he is a star again in Argentina? I mean come on, Zack Wells could have made that save...

Posted by: alan19 | April 20, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

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