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Sunday Open House

Busy day on Planet Football, including:

-- Four MLS matches:
Dallas at New York, 3 ET (Telefutura)
Colorado at Chicago, 6
RSL at New England, 6
Seattle at Houston, 8:30

-- Clint Dempsey facing Chelsea, 11 a.m. (FSC).

Your comments are encouraged.

With Harrisburg's 1-0 loss at Richmond in the USL-2 semifinals Saturday, City Islanders midfielder-forward Tiyi Shipalane appears free to join D.C. United on loan. He trained with the club several weeks ago and, from all indications, DCU was preparing to finalize a deal with Harrisburg. Perhaps more details Monday.

Watch Jozy Altidore's Premier League debut during Hull's 1-0 victory over Bolton on Saturday. Altidore assisted on the goal 28 seconds after taking the field and later almost scored. Skip ahead to the 3:30 mark for the Jozy highlights:

By Steve Goff  |  August 23, 2009; 11:08 AM ET
Categories:  England , MLS , U.S. men's national team  
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If I were onthe field with Drogba, Lampard, Ballack, and Anelka, my strategy would be to pass the ball to them. Fulham is like-minded.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 23, 2009 11:38 AM | Report abuse

nice pass by altidore

Posted by: Konoha7 | August 23, 2009 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Me thinks many EPL defenders will come to fear Jozy. Hull looks to now have a very solid attack.

Posted by: csd1 | August 23, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

It is hard to imagine that anyone ever made a more spectacular entrance to the EPL. Raising expectations perhaps, but that is OK with me. It means Jozy will get lots of action. Great to see how the Hull fans already were excited to see Jozy. This may be just the place. Almost Drogba-esque or Anelka-esque.

Back home, I am looking forward to seeing Shipilane. I figure he will add a dimension to the DCU attack which is sorely lacking now. Someone needs to open up the opposing defenses. Right now, it is to easy to deny United the space the team needs to create good scoring chances. Tiyi could be the right man for the job.

Posted by: fischy | August 23, 2009 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I think Jozy scored in the first minute of his La Liga debut, too. I would look, but I don't care that much.

Posted by: Reignking | August 23, 2009 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Also a nice series of stops to save the game, by Boaz Myhill, who blew his chances of ever playing for the USA last year when he made his Wales debut.

Posted by: fischy | August 23, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Was the Hull City crowd chanting "USA" when Jozy entered?

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | August 23, 2009 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Chelsea 2 - Fulham 0
Drogba and Anelka in the second half.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 23, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

The sky is bigger than the sun.
NJ 1: LA 0 Heather O'Reilly scored in the 17th.
Highlights, although you don't need to watch anything after the 1st minute.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | August 23, 2009 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice that he assisted on the goal but he also blew off three clear cut chances and could not put in the back of the net so did the other goal scorer.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | August 23, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

The game completely changed when he came in. Bolton controlled the match until that change, and suddenly Hull took over. Not sure if that was just because of Altidore, but something definately happened.

Great assist; and he was in the position to take advantage of some chances. It's not like he came on and was lost or uninvolved. I thought it was a pretty impressive start for a kid, and Im really hopeful for him.

Seems like all the Adu-hype should have been directed toward Altidore. He seems to be the real deal.

Posted by: hacksaw | August 23, 2009 3:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't know whether anyone has previously noted that a Mary Washington varsity athlete collapsed during practice and died the other day:

Posted by: universityandpark | August 23, 2009 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I just saw that the story from Mary Washington got into Goff's story for today's ink-and-newsprint version of the Post.

Posted by: universityandpark | August 23, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The NCAA season is upon us, and two U17 veterans, Julia Roberts and Christine Nairn, cracked their respective starting 11s and faced off:

Posted by: universityandpark | August 23, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

More specifically, Roberts and Nairn are two former U17 players from Maryland.

Posted by: universityandpark | August 23, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Nice that he assisted on the goal but he also blew off three clear cut chances and could not put in the back of the net so did the other goal scorer.

Posted by: DCUnitedFootball | August 23, 2009 2:25 PM | Report abuse

There were 35 shots in that game 9 of which were on goal. I guess both teams must just really suck because clearly there should have been at least 20 goals scored. Surely all of those shots had to be easy like Altidore's missed opportunity with the keeper coming out at him at full speed and him having to chip the keeper and missing by inches.

Posted by: csd1 | August 23, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

Anyone else trying to tune into Sounders/Dynamo this evening?

Posted by: DadRyan | August 23, 2009 7:11 PM | Report abuse

That was pretty cool. Not just the enthusiasm at Altidore's entrance - although that was nice. Not just the cute pass for the goal - nice as well. But most important, if you watched the whole clip, the entire tenor of the game changed when Jozy came in. Multiple opportunities in quick succession for Hull. And, man oh man, would it have been sweet if Jozy had made one of those.

Just a really, really cool sequence. Go Jozy!!!!

Posted by: mannewskie | August 23, 2009 9:55 PM | Report abuse

nice work by Jozy! Great assist and those chances were sooo close and not as easy as they looked. And he manhandled several guys. I look forward to watching Hull City this year...

Posted by: wordup1 | August 24, 2009 2:04 AM | Report abuse

great to see Jozy come in and play well, i got chills. i got into watching Hull last year and now this gives me even more reason to pull for them.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | August 24, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Ghillas should have finished 3 of those chances. I didnt see the game but based on the highlights Jozy should start with Ghillas up top. They look dangerous.

Posted by: Conservativemindsareinshackles | August 25, 2009 1:58 AM | Report abuse

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