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Soccer Insider: September 13, 2009 - September 19, 2009

MLS's 2010 Openers

From what I have been able to piece together, the 2010 MLS season will begin Thu., March 25 with the Seattle Sounders hosting Philadelphia Union at Qwest Field. Makes sense: The league's best setting and biggest fan base welcoming the newest club on national TV. I am also hearing that........

By Steve Goff  |  September 19, 2009; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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Saturday Kickaround

*New England and Colorado, two clubs in the middle of the congested MLS playoff race, collected a point apiece on the road last night. The Revs allowed the Red Bulls to score a well-crafted goal -- you haven't heard that often this year -- in a 1-1 tie. Watch this...

By Steve Goff  |  September 19, 2009; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Argentina , College Soccer , MLS  
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Friday Kickaround

*Time off for D.C. United is a mixed blessing: The club is able to recuperate from 10 matches in 31 days, but also finds itself in the helpless position of watching games that directly affect it in two competitions. United liked what it saw last night when Toluca obliterated Marathon,...

By Steve Goff  |  September 18, 2009; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , CONCACAF Champions League , College Soccer , D.C. United , MLS  
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Weekend TV Listings

What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Germany, Schalke-Wolfsburg 2:30 p.m. ET GolTV England, Sheffield United-Sheffield Wednesday 2:45 p.m. Setanta MLS, New York-New England 7:30 p.m. Direct Kick NCAA men, Boston U.-Boston College 8 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel Mexico, Tecos-Morelia 9 p.m. Galavision MLS, San Jose-Colorado 11 p.m. ESPN2 USL-1,...

By Steve Goff  |  September 17, 2009; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  TV  
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Philly, Ticos, Adebayor, DCU Updates

*More on the Philadelphia stadium situation from the Philly Daily News. *Rene Simoes, the Brazilian who guided Jamaica to the 1998 World Cup and has held numerous coaching posts, is Costa Rica's new manager for the stretch run of World Cup qualifying, including the finale against the USA at RFK...

By Steve Goff  |  September 17, 2009; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  CONCACAF , Costa Rica , D.C. United , England , MLS  
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Thursday Kickaround

*Updating the Insider's exclusive report that the USA-Honduras World Cup qualifier will be shown live on closed circuit only: The company that owns the rights is in the process of lining up bars and restaurants to show the match for a cover charge. Initially, the focus was on establishments geared...

By Steve Goff  |  September 17, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , CONCACAF Champions League , Costa Rica , MLS , Mexico , TV , U.S. men's national team  
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Site of Philly's Home Opener Unclear

The Philadelphia Union, which will become MLS's 16th team next season, might end up making its home debut at Lincoln Financial Field, the city's NFL stadium, sources around the league told the Insider. MLS had hoped to announce pairings and dates for every club's home opener today, but will wait...

By Steve Goff  |  September 16, 2009; 10:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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MLS Will Take World Cup Break

MLS announced today that, for the first time in its history, it will not schedule matches during portions of the World Cup. League matches will take place June 10, the day before the World Cup kicks off in South Africa, and not resume until sometime after June 25. The league...

By Steve Goff  |  September 16, 2009; 4:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  MLS  
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Wednesday Kickaround

*Cuauhtemoc Blanco says he wants to return to Chicago next season, the Fire adds a Costa Rican defender, and, as first reported on the Insider's Twitter feed yesterday, Dallas has re-signed reserve defender Steve Purdy. *Americans Abroad: Yesterday D Oguchi Onyewu not in 18 for AC Milan's 2-1 win at...

By Steve Goff  |  September 16, 2009; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , CONCACAF Champions League , College Soccer , MLS , TV  
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United Wins in Trinidad

First, the basics..... Christian Gomez's first-half penalty kick lifted D.C. United to a 1-0 victory over San Juan Jabloteh on Tuesday night in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago -- United's first win in the CONCACAF Champions League in two years. At the midway point of group play, United (1-2)...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 10:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League , D.C. United  
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Matchnight: United-Jabloteh

Six days after the USA earned a critical qualifying victory over T&T at Hasely Crawford Stadium, D.C. United is at the same venue in Port of Spain tonight in hopes of remaining relevant in the CONCACAF Champions League. In the wake of two losses, DCU needs to beat San Juan...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 7:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League , D.C. United  
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WPS Expansion Draft

The Washington Freedom lost starting midfielder Lori Lindsey and defender Sarah Senty in the WPS expansion draft, which supplied players to incoming clubs Philadelphia and Atlanta. Both were selected by the Philadelphia Independence. Lindsey, who started 18 of 20 regular season games and was fifth on the team in minutes...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Freedom , Women  
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MLS Roster Moves

If you aren't following the Insider on Twitter, you missed all the Kei Kamara fun earlier. With the roster deadline approaching today, the Houston Dynamo traded its third-leading goal scorer to Kansas City for forward Abe Thompson and allocation money. The deal is done, official announcements soon. Kamara, 25, has...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Adebayor Faces Discipline

Manchester City's Emmanuel Adebayor is looking at a three-game ban for stepping on former Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie's face. He also might be punished for his goal celebration. The first incident:...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  England  
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Early Tuesday Kickaround

*Rodrigo Kenton is out as coach of Costa Rica, which has lost three straight World Cup qualifiers by a combined 8-0. With games remaining at home against Trinidad and Tobago on Oct. 10 and at the USA at RFK four days later, the fourth-place Ticos need to win both to...

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2009; 1:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , CONCACAF , CONCACAF Champions League , College Soccer , Costa Rica , Freedom , MLS , TV , Women  
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United's Travel Roster

For tomorrow night's Champions League match at San Juan Jabloteh..... GOALKEEPERS: Milos Kocic, Bill Hamid. DEFENDERS: Avery John, Julius James, Lawson Vaughn, Devon McTavish. MIDFIELDERS: John DiRaimondo, Andrew Jacobson, Christian Gomez, Danny Szetela, Ely Allen, Rodney Wallace, Clyde Simms, Tiyi Shipalane. FORWARDS: Luciano Emilio, Chris Pontius. Quaranta (quadriceps), Fred (calf),...

By Steve Goff  |  September 14, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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DCU's Mixed Messages

After a 3-1 loss to Toluca on Aug. 26 in the CONCACAF Champions League, the fourth of D.C. United's 10 matches in a 31-day stretch, Coach Tom Soehn emphatically declared: "I want to put something to bed: We keep talking about games. You know what? It's no different than we've...

By Steve Goff  |  September 14, 2009; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
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MLS Playoff Race

EASTERN CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC BERTHS Columbus (24) 11-4-9, 42 points Chicago (25) 10-6-9, 39 WESTERN CONFERENCE AUTOMATIC BERTHS Houston (26) 11-8-7, 40 points Los Angeles (25) 9-5-11, 38 WILD-CARD BERTHS Seattle (25) 9-6-10, 37 points Chivas USA (23) 11-9-3, 36 Colorado (24) 10-8-6, 36 D.C. United (26) 8-6-12, 36 ---------- Real...

By Steve Goff  |  September 14, 2009; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  MLS  
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Americans Abroad

GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-1 loss at Fulham Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-0 win at Birmingham Troy Perkins 90 in Valerenga's 3-1 loss at Fredrikstad Marcus Hahnemann in 18, didn't play in Wolves' 3-1 loss at Blackburn David Yelldell 90 in Koblenz's 2-1 loss at Hansa...

By Steve Goff  |  September 13, 2009; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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United Rewind

At halftime Saturday night at RFK, Raul Diaz Arce strolled onto the field for induction into D.C. United's Hall of Tradition. He should have stayed out there for the second half. Even at age 39 and eight years removed from MLS, he probably would've been more effective than Luciano Emilio....

By Steve Goff  |  September 13, 2009; 12:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (83)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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