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Monday Kickaround

*Already without starter Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake has lost goalkeeper Chris Seitz for at least a month with a shoulder injury, suffered during the 2-0 loss to Kansas City on Saturday. The third-stringer is Kyle Reynish, a former UC Santa Barbara player and 2007 draft pick who seems likely to start this Saturday against D.C. United at RFK Stadium.

*Real Maryland (3-1) remained unbeaten at home with a 3-0 victory over Western Massachusetts. Matthew Mbuta, on loan from New York, scored for the second straight night, but Crystal Palace Baltimore (3-3-1) fell to Charlotte, 2-1.

*The starting time of the Washington Freedom's match at RFK this Saturday is now 4:30 p.m. It was originally set for 5, but organizers wanted to provide more time between games of the doubleheader with United.

*Philadelphia's WPS club, which enters the league next season, will be called the Independence, according to the Philly Daily News.

*Soccer on TV:
England, Portsmouth-Sunderland 2 p.m. Setanta

Stay tuned for a discussion about United's final goal Saturday night, a play that initially appeared to be offside (even Christian Gomez said he was offside), but upon closer examination, was probably onside. First, though, video of the Freedom's 1-1 tie at Boston and the end of Washington's goalkeeping rotation (see Erin McLeod's save at the very end):

By Steve Goff  |  May 18, 2009; 9:42 AM ET
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Comments

I had no idea there was a Western Massachusetts team.

I hate all the time between the United/Freedom doubleheader.

Posted by: sitruc | May 18, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

McLeod appears to be limping after the whistle (?). I guess the combo of Kelly Smith and field turf were not a kind welcome back to the ACL. Let's protect this asset and not bury the rotation just yet.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | May 18, 2009 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Just think what Tommy Soehn would of done to the linesman (same one who called Galindo onside and missed some other offsides) if he lifted his flag for offside on Gomez for the equalizing goal...

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | May 18, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

Freedom v Independence

followed by

United v Revolution

Posted by: Reignking | May 18, 2009 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Shame about Seitz. He's been waiting for years to get another chance at starting and he goes and gets himself injured. I'm sure Luci and the boys will be sure to make this Reynish kid feel welcome in his first start though :)

Posted by: DCUMD | May 18, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

DCU attendance bump from the Freedom season ticketholders??

Posted by: the_slammer | May 18, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Terrific save by McLeod

Posted by: JkR- | May 18, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Fireworks at every Philly WPS match. Why? Because every day is Independence Day.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | May 18, 2009 11:07 AM | Report abuse

Sucks for Rimando and Seitz, hope they heal up soon, hopefully long after United pummels them this weekend.
Turn RFK into a shooting gallery on Saturday!
Big game on Wednesday night as well...
Vamos United!!!!

Posted by: DadRyan | May 18, 2009 12:16 PM | Report abuse

So..the Times Goal Blog reports that Montreal is back in the MLS picture. Apparently, MLS has lowered the entry price to the $35 million Montreal was prepared to put up. No word on when Montreal might be added to the mix.

The blog also has a piece, with video, on Onyewu nearly blowing Liege's title run as injury time began. Hideous foul by Gooch in the box. But, the goalie makes a sweet save on the PK. Liege is on to a two-game playoff for the title.

Posted by: fischy | May 18, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Great, yet another chance for some previously unheard of goalkeeper to come in and play United and probably stand on their head and have the best showing of their career........ like that hasn't happened before.......

Posted by: dcufan | May 18, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

The PK that the ref awarded Charlotte on Saturday night in INJURY time--for jossling in the box--was an absolute disgrace. I wouldn't let that lady work a NCAA1 game, let alone a USL2 game.

Having said that, Palace had chances to put Charlotte away and failed to do so. So there is only so much crying that supporters can do.

Posted by: yankiboy | May 18, 2009 1:50 PM | Report abuse

nice to finally meet you, erin mcleod

Posted by: KG118 | May 18, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

The referee at Charlotte-CPUSA game was terrible. It was so bad, I felt like I was watching an MLS ref.

Posted by: BelovedCartoonMouse | May 18, 2009 5:01 PM | Report abuse

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