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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 Sainey Nyassi goal for the Revs, who tied a league record for longest unbeaten streak against a specific opponent with their 13th straight game without a defeat to New York (7-0-6).

The Rapids salvaged a draw on the road on Conor Casey's added-time penalty kick -- his league-leading 14th goal to tie the club record for strikes in a season, set by John Spencer -- for a 1-1 deadlock at San Jose.

*MLS today:
Chivas USA at Seattle, 3 p.m. ET (Fox Soccer Channel)
Dallas at Kansas City, 8:30 (Direct Kick)
Real Salt Lake at Houston, 8:30 (Direct Kick)
Toronto at Los Angeles, 8:30 (Direct Kick)

*Freddy Adu will not be on the game-day roster for Belenenses again Sundaytoday. On his Twitter page, Freddy wrote: "Not in the 18 against academica BUT dont worry spoke with the coach and all is good. Wants to take it slow for first couple games. StepBYstep"

*At a health clinic in Italy in an effort to lose weight, Diego Maradona had his expensive earrings seized by police. (I can't ever recall writing a sentence as strange as that one.)

*Virginia, ranked 25th by Soccer America, ended No. 3 Wake Forest's three-year, 35-game home unbeaten streak with a 1-0 victory. ... The No. 9 Maryland women (8-0) continued their best start in 13 years with a 3-1 victory over Brown. ... The Maryland men, ranked No. 10, visit No. 23 North Carolina State tonight at 7 p.m.

By Steve Goff  |  September 19, 2009; 9:22 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Argentina , College Soccer , MLS  
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I would expect to see Adu v Rio Ave in their mid-week cup game.

I was surprised to see MLS last night, just flipping through stations. The Col-SJ was entertaining, but not very good soccer. The field has the dimensions of KC, so it was a very direct and quick game.

Posted by: Reignking | September 19, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Both links to the New York-New England game show the New York goal.

I miss the Silverbacks and going to get to watch Mac Kandji tear up USL defenders.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 19, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

That penalty for Casey might go a long way in the playoff chase. Still, any time one of our direct competitors doesn't take 3 points when playing the two worst teams in MLS is good news.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | September 19, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

As sad as it is, Maradona is turning into a joke.

Posted by: torrey151 | September 19, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse

I'm watching this Hull-Birmingham game, (Jozy with the start), and I have to say, Hull HAS to get a SSS. Seeing these rugby lines on the field is embarassing.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | September 19, 2009 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Jozy starts today with Jan Van of Henenenenegor

Posted by: Reignking | September 19, 2009 10:07 AM | Report abuse

video link fixed...hopefully

Posted by: Steve Goff | September 19, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Ha! Jan's name(s) on his jersey almost form a circle.

Posted by: Reignking | September 19, 2009 10:25 AM | Report abuse

Who's the other team that New England tied for longest unbeaten streak?

Posted by: GiannicolusJones | September 19, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

The NY/NJ-NE game was MLS at it's worst. It was so sloppy, especially the second half. Borman fell asleep for NE's goal and FrankenForward was repeatedly hacked and fouled (with no cards issued against) until Ries, his usual thuggish self, took out Woly after he scored the equalizer by leaving his foot in to make sure he got a piece. Kandji is so spectacularly bad he reminds me of the DeRoux's, Addlerly's and Casals that United always manages to find one week and cut the next. Celades? Spanish International or One Last Payday.

Glad to see NY/NJ could help out the cause. Hope we don't have to rely on them any longer.



Posted by: jayrockers | September 19, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Jozy an uneventful 60.

Posted by: Reignking | September 19, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: DadRyan | September 19, 2009 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Step By Step huh? That was when Patrick Duffy was at the height of his fame.

All part of the amazing TGIF line up.

Lisa: Alright, it's time for ABC's "TGIF" lineup.

Bart: Lis, when you get a little older, you'll learn that Friday is just another day between NBC's "Must See Thursday" and CBS' "Saturday Night Crap-o-Rama."

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 19, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Nyassi's goal was freakin sweet. But that was about the only good play New England made all match. If they make the playoffs it will be due entirely to Matt Reis.

I'm really glad John Wolyniec scored that equalizing goal because it helps DCU, but how the hell does Wolyniec beat ANYONE on a run up the middle, let alone a speedy Ghanian like Osei?

Posted by: DCUMD | September 19, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

The GMU women are now up to 6-1, although with their weak schedule I don't really expect to see them mentioned in any polls anytime soon. The GMU men are only at 2-2, despite a preseason national ranking. They play at Richmond tonight.

I'm sorely tempted to add news about the WVU men's and women's teams. (Haven't we established, on the basis of discussions in earlier threads, that any school that is closer to Washington than Blacksburg should be considered local?)

Posted by: universityandpark | September 19, 2009 2:20 PM | Report abuse

If Seattle and Chivas tie, and so do Toronto and LA it will be the greatest weekend ever for DC United. Seriously though, the results are going our way.

And yes I thought the San Jose v Rapids game was entertaining too. I would love for DC United to get Ryan Johnson for next season. (Pace, Power, Finishing, Heart, average technique). It wont happen but that is the type of striker DC needs. If we want to pass the ball lets get us a bully up top who will just lay it off, play hard and finish all scrappy chances.

Posted by: grubbsbl | September 19, 2009 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Amen grubs.

Posted by: DadRyan | September 19, 2009 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I'd actually prefer a Galaxy win to a tie. They're already second place in the West which puts them in one of the automatic slots. And Toronto has looked good lately and that's scary.

Seattle and Chivas still scoreless in the 82nd minute. Let's go Keller and Thornton!

Posted by: DCUMD | September 19, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Seattle and Chivas scoreless. Wow... DC United is feeling blessed this weekend. I am quite excited to watch the LA/Toronto match. De Guzman makes his debut and it will be interesting to watch him play with other Canadiens DeRo and Gerba.

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | September 19, 2009 5:28 PM | Report abuse

As sad as it is, Maradona is turning into a joke.

Posted by: torrey151 | September 19, 2009 10:00 AM | Report abuse


Even though I have always been fairly anti-Maradona, I have to say that it is true, that he's turning into a joke. He was an extremely talented player, but he was also a cheat, in my eyes.

However, this is not the first time he's made payments to the Italians with expensive earrings. Maybe this is the softie in me, but I almost feel sorry for him.

Posted by: dogboy | September 19, 2009 9:11 PM | Report abuse

On the next trip, the Italian police will confiscate Maradona's tiara.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | September 20, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

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