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Saturday Kickaround

*Read my D.C. United-Toronto FC match preview and the TFC perspective.

*The RFK forecast from the Capital Weather Gang.

*The Quaranta roster addition.

*An announced crowd of 8,042 at Giants Stadium last night watched the New York Red Bulls score four times in the first 40 minutes and snap out of their early-season funk with a 4-1 victory over dreadful San Jose.

The fourth goal sums up the Earthquakes' night:


By Steve Goff  |  May 9, 2009; 7:59 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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Comments

Did the anouncer really say "this is the MLS at its best"? Wow. Yuch.

Posted by: glfrazier | May 9, 2009 8:15 AM | Report abuse

It's the DK. What can we expect?

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 9, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

I was sort of hoping over a thousand toronto fans will come down like they did to columbus but i guess not this time.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 9, 2009 8:30 AM | Report abuse

Let's hope there are some people who turn up for the rally and not about 50 people show up. It's kind a hard because of the dreaded ice falling game being played. A lot of united fans are into this thing so it will take away some good people too. ughhhh

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 9, 2009 9:00 AM | Report abuse

The Defensive miscue aside, it was a nice finish by Kandji. Which is something I haven't seen too much.

Interesting to see Cepero get the nod over Conway.

Posted by: BelovedCartoonMouse | May 9, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Is there a live feed for tonight's match.

Posted by: no_recess | May 9, 2009 9:33 AM | Report abuse

If the Caps game ends in regulation, two throngs will descend on Metro, a couple of miles apart, at about 9:30 p.m., so be prepared. Actually, it shouldn't be too bad for the RFK crowd. I work near the Phone Booth, and I've observed that most Caps fans who take public transit will be heading west on the Orange Line. Thus, when they try to get on at Metro Center, they will have to contend with trains that are already filled with DCU fans (unless Metro has the foresight to run extra trains, of course).

Posted by: universityandpark | May 9, 2009 9:42 AM | Report abuse

I love it when people try to get on at metro center and start lipping about moving to the center of the car when it's already full... Hopefully the Caps get the win and people stay and party for a while downtown. Isn't that the point of having an arena surrounded by business anyway?

Posted by: DadRyan | May 9, 2009 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Friday night game for two teams having terrible seasons so far. 8K sounds about right.

BTW Conway was out with food poisoning, apparently.

Posted by: whoshotsam | May 9, 2009 11:48 AM | Report abuse

Here's a futbol-oriented film that will be opening in Washington on Friday:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/05/08/movies/08rudo.html

And here's a real-life story about Mexico:

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/09/mexico-turns-its-back-on-south-america/

Posted by: universityandpark | May 9, 2009 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Did the anouncer really say "this is the MLS at its best"? Wow. Yuch.

Posted by: glfrazier | May 9, 2009 8:15 AM

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He clearly meant "Red Bulls at their best", we'll happily watch them revert to the other end of their spectrum when they play DC.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | May 9, 2009 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Is a large Toronto supporter contingent expected tonight, or do they only travel to Columbus to make trouble?

Posted by: universityandpark | May 9, 2009 12:30 PM | Report abuse

It's kind a hard because of the dreaded ice falling game being played. A lot of united fans are into this thing so it will take away some good people too. ughhhh

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | May 9, 2009 9:00 AM |
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I guess you didn't get the memo. We're trying to get away from such juvenile references to other sports. There's no reason to put down fans who enjoy other games, and no reason to disrespect other sports, either. It doesn't earn you points with the cool crowd. It just makes you look like a 12 year old -- next you'll be calling the hockey a "gay" sport.

Posted by: fischy | May 9, 2009 12:47 PM | Report abuse

We're all thrilled for Tino. Looking forward to seeing Valentino in a DCU kit by 2030.

Posted by: fischy | May 9, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

BTW -- on many nights, the United game ends a few minutes before the Caps game, creating the Metro Center merge. It's really not a big deal.

Posted by: fischy | May 9, 2009 12:51 PM | Report abuse

San Jose had no answer for Kandji's speed at all. the 3rd goal came as the result of his completely outpacing his defender and slotting a pass all the way from the wing to the far post that Angel just had to tap in when both a defender and the goalie missed. i'm not sure there's a defender in MLS who could keep up with him in a foot race.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | May 9, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

See ya at the march bammas!
Vamos United!

Posted by: DadRyan | May 9, 2009 2:27 PM | Report abuse

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