Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: SoccerInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  Sports e-mail alerts  |  RSS

Saturday Kickaround

*The Galaxy moves closer to an elusive playoff berth with a 1-0 victory over Chicago.

*Scars and all, Boyzzz Khumalo is back for D.C. United.

*The USSF reviews a pair of officiating decisions in last Sunday's DCU-San Jose match.

*Peter Nowak is busy gearing up for Philadelphia's MLS debut next spring.

*MLS schedule:
D.C. United-Chivas USA, 7:30 (Comcast Network, Direct Kick)
Columbus-Seattle, 7:30 (DK)
Colorado-New England, 9 (DK)
San Jose-New York, 11 (Fox Soccer Channel)

*In college soccer, Maryland lost its second straight, 2-0 at Duke; Virginia fell at North Carolina in overtime, 1-0; and UC Santa Barbara drew 10,114 for a 3-0 victory over Indiana.

By Steve Goff  |  October 3, 2009; 8:03 AM ET
Categories:  College Soccer , D.C. United , MLS  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: DCU Updates
Next: Matchnight #28: United-Chivas USA


from the end of the previous thread...
"Wow, the LA-CHI ref should be fired, tomorrow. PAGE ONE of the soccer rule book: the ball is not in play until it completes one rotation. U.F.B. Normally I stick up for refs, but that is literally the first rule anyone connected with the sport in any way is supposed to learn.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | October 3, 2009 1:13 AM"

Actually you and Harkes need to go back and read the current version of the Laws of the Game. There is no longer a requirement that the ball complete a rotation to be in play. It merely must be "kicked and moved". Which basically means any touch of the foot to the ball means it is in play as it will move when touched even if it is by a nanometer.

Now I will agree that Alex Prus completely screwed up that restart as Magee advanced within 10 yards of the ball before McBride kicked it and it moved. All of that confusion would have easily been dealt with by simply having them re-take the kick and cautioning Magee for failing to retire the required distance.

Posted by: fedssocr | October 3, 2009 9:20 AM | Report abuse

They changed the one-rotation law? Good, because it was never followed.

Posted by: Reignking | October 3, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Hull gets 2 goals, including one from Venegoor of Hesselink. Not good news for those who desperately want to see Jozy get playing time. On the other hand, it wouldn't hurt to have Hull stay up for next year, if Jozy is ready to step up then -- so, bravo for Phil Brown on the win.

Added incentive for DC United fans tonight -- DCU has to win to prevent the Galaxy from clinching a playoff berth....Esta noche, tenemos que ganar...

Posted by: fischy | October 3, 2009 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Ouch. Me and Harkes, huh. All I ask is, don't judge me by the company I keep! I'll take some comfort in the fact that Harkes, amazingly even for him, questioned the call on the back pass in the first place...

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | October 3, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Tonight's Game Prediction
DCU 7 Chivas 6
in overtime.

Posted by: fedster | October 3, 2009 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I believe that at this point, Wrongen and Co. have to rely on the Czechs to dispatch Costa Rica in order to have any chance of extending their stay in Egypt.

Posted by: universityandpark | October 3, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

You think that ref made an error? At my son's U8 game, the other team took a corner kick, and because none of his teammates was near the ball, the CK taker ran up and kicked it again. No whistle.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 3, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

"[Khumalo] had a central catheter lodged into his left arm in order to administer antibiotics daily."

Real men have the catheter go into their jugular.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 3, 2009 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Goff: When you do your next update on the MLS playoff race, and you have to slot someone in ahead of NYRB, you should consider the Tahiti U20 squad, which managed to get outscored 21-nil. Why FIFA would give Oceania a slot without a play-in series against an Asian side, after a tournament in which only four of the region's 11 members participated, is beyond me.

Posted by: universityandpark | October 3, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

went from my son's game to my daughter's game and just about ready to head out to RFK. just a soccer kind of a day and who'd a thunk I'd need to move to the USA to have a day like this?

Posted by: troy6 | October 3, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Wait, another ref's decision that was incorrect and it was called at the expense of DC United? Say it ain't so? Granted, in the scheme of things, it was a meaningless call. Still, the karma bank for lousy calls is full, and I keep wondering when it's going to get cashed in, so we can get a few blatanly stupid calls that go in our team's favor.

Posted by: freeholdsouth | October 3, 2009 5:19 PM | Report abuse

In the U20 tournament, Costa Rica lost, but they kept the margin to one goal, and they managed to get two goals and edge out the Yanks on goals scored, which I think is the third tiebreaker. So Wrongen will be back in the booth at RFK ere long. Whether he will be back on the bench of a USA team in the future is another matter. Haven't USA men's youth teams (U17 and U20) advanced past group play with some regularity in recent years?

Posted by: universityandpark | October 3, 2009 5:34 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company