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Matchday Saturday

World Cup qualifying: Kenya-Nigeria, 8 a.m. ET
World Cup qualifying: Mozambique-Tunisia, 8 a.m.
Friendly: Slovakia-USA, 10 a.m. (Fox Soccer Channel)
World Cup qualifying: Morocco-Cameroon, 10:30 a.m.
World Cup qualifying: Togo-Gabon, 10:30 a.m.
World Cup qualifying playoff: Russia-Slovenia, 11 a.m. (Setanta)
Friendly: Brazil-England, noon (FSC)
World Cup qualifying: Egypt-Algeria, 12:30 p.m.
World Cup qualifying playoff: Greece-Ukraine, 1 p.m. (Setanta)
Friendly: Spain-Argentina, 2:45 p.m. (ESPN Deportes)
Friendly: Italy-Netherlands, 2:45 p.m. (GolTV)
World Cup qualifying playoff: Ireland-France, 3 p.m.
World Cup qualifying playoff: Portugal-Bosnia, 3:30 p.m. (Setanta)
MLS Eastern final: Chicago-Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m. (FSC)
World Cup qualifying playoff: Costa Rica-Uruguay, 9 p.m.

By Steve Goff  |  November 14, 2009; 8:00 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , TV , U.S. men's national team  
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us lineups in and back line has Dolo, Spector, Boca and Borenstein.....didn't see that one coming

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 14, 2009 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Go USA!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | November 14, 2009 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Where did you find the lineup? Send a link please!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | November 14, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Beckster1 | November 14, 2009 9:16 AM | Report abuse

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=697934&sec=worldcup2010&cc=5901
Posted by: delantero
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Does the headline actually read "Dunne Warns Frogs for Croak Park Fight?" I 270 Exit 1.

>>Classic. Had to repost it, Two Seventy.

Posted by: delantero | November 14, 2009 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ManOfLaMancha | November 14, 2009 10:02 AM | Report abuse

cherundolo in the middle of the back 4. interesting. lots of high pressure by the slovaks...as usual, no respect for the US midfield's technical abilities. need to punish them...

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 14, 2009 10:13 AM | Report abuse

correction. spector in the middle of the back 4. guzan with a chillin' amish beard.

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 14, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

I thought the US match was on the espn family. When I didn't see anything, I assumed I had the channel wrong. Why didn't I think of FSC?

Posted by: sitruc | November 14, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

What happened with Bahrain-NZ?

Thx,

Jay!

Posted by: jayrockers | November 14, 2009 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Sitruc, I think you need some sleep, man.

Jay - it was 1-0 kiwis.

US looking pretty good here in the first half of the first half. And as I type that bornstein gets burned for a PK. *sigh*

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 14, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Slovakia gets the PK

Posted by: sitruc | November 14, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty sure the exact ruling in the laws of the game says "Dude, you can't hug a guy in the box".


If Guzan does cartwheels, he doesn't make that.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 14, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

bornstein is a liability. 1-0 for slovakia on a pk.

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 14, 2009 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I know it's just a friendly, but the crowd is pretty pitiful. No question the US would turn out better attendance for a return match.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 14, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

I'm impressed with Rogers today. He is creating trouble and controlling the ba nicely. I think the US still gets at least 1 goal here.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 14, 2009 10:47 AM | Report abuse

I thought the Slovak dude started the wrestling match first on the Penalty call. No call wouldn't have hurt anyone...

Posted by: JkR- | November 14, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to the Kiwis.

Very happy for Nelsen.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Bornstein and Casey have been predictably unimpressive, but well played overall. Now let's get castillo over there for the Denmark match.

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 14, 2009 10:53 AM | Report abuse

Eddie's Johnson!!!

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 14, 2009 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Awful free kick there...and awful car horns in the crowd.

No Max Bretos today? Out too late last night partying with Becks?

Posted by: Reignking | November 14, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

@reignking

eeYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssss!

Posted by: dimesmakedollars | November 14, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Nothing like an uninspiring lineup in an uninspiring friendly yet I'm still watching. I really hope that Castillo is there for the match against Denmark.

Bretos is probably getting ready to call tonight's match between Chicago and Salt Lake.

Posted by: Jared7 | November 14, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Really good game between Russia and Slovenia, end to end so far and a great crowd.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

EJ is not disappointing me so far.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 14, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

dempsey back to his lackadaisical self. horrible free kick.

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 14, 2009 11:29 AM | Report abuse

jebediah guzan with a great save.

Posted by: birdynumnum | November 14, 2009 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Goal!

Russia 1-0 Slovenia

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 11:42 AM | Report abuse

I'm really stretching things here, but if the sub patterns suggest anything maybe we don't see Bornstien next week? I've had enough of watching teams always chose his side of the field.

I sure hope Dolo is not seriously hurt. That did not look too good.

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 14, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Goal!

Russia 2-0 Slovenia

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Goal!

Egypt 1-0 Algeria 3'

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

133 days until United's first 2010 league match!

Posted by: Curious99 | November 14, 2009 12:37 PM | Report abuse

How 'bout them High Point Panthers? They held the Albicelestes to one goal. Who woulda thunk it?

Washington beat Mississippi and will next face Portland. That should keep Sounders fans occupied.

Frederick's Julia Roberts scored one of the 11m shots in Virginia's shootout win over St. John's. She goes up against another freshman star from Maryland, Bowie's Christine Nairn, on Sunday.

Several teams of interest to contributors to this blog, including Florida, Maryland, Virginia Tech, and WVU, are still alive. However, Colgate was finally brushed off.

To follow all the action throughout the tournament:

http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/2009/ncaa_bracket_DI_soccer_women.html

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Is Ireland-France going to be on anywhere? Maybe online? Why would Setanta carry Portugal-Bosnia instead?

Posted by: patrickneil | November 14, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

Thanks U&P.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 14, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

I don't know whether anyone has yet mentioned the two upsets in the ACC men's tournament. Virginia and NCSU will be playing for the championship tomorrow, rather than Wake and BC. Also, American is in the Patriot League championship game against Bucknell.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Somehow Nigeria managed to get the breaks they needed to qualify for the world cup.

Posted by: tundey | November 14, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

oh yea....... the Super Eagles r going to the world cup. thats god

Posted by: adecool79 | November 14, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

i mean Good

Posted by: adecool79 | November 14, 2009 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Goal!

Egypt 2-0 Algeria well into added time.

Posted by: RedDevil1 | November 14, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Good match from the U.S., despite the score on a questionable PK call. The Slovak pushed Bornstein with two hands first, afterall.

We clearly miss Donovan and Davies, but overall, the match was nothing to be ashamed of . . . we dominated possession, but lacked that final quality play in their 3rd.

Holden starts over Rogers, clearly.

Spector was fine in place of Gooch.

And neither Johnson, Cunningham nor Casey made much of a case, but neither did they disappoint too much.

Posted by: delantero | November 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

A replay of NZ-Bahrain is on FSC at this hour.

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

Hudson: "He should be dropped just for going to a Lil Willie concert."

Schoen: "That's 'Lil Wayne.'"

Classic....

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | November 14, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Really liking South Carolina's jerseys right now (even if I don't like the way the Gators are playing)

Any ideas on if we'll get the Egypt-Algeria playoff on tv wednesday?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | November 14, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be funny if Real Salt Lake makes it to the final? Maybe Jason Kreis knows what he is doing after all? Soehn really should have been fired last year and Bruce Arena brought in when we had the chance....leading me to believe that the upper bass of DC United might be incompetent.

Posted by: alan19 | November 14, 2009 5:33 PM | Report abuse

I was at Lane Stadium North earlier and was confused by the USC uniforms, JacobfromAtlanta-ish. I thought Maryland wanted to lose another game today.

Posted by: sitruc | November 14, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

is costa rica vs uruguay goning to be online or on pay per view

Posted by: Norteno4life | November 14, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Speaking of jerseys, Philly is droppin' their home jawn next week supposedly...
http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/philadelphia-union-2010-2011-adidas-home-shirt.html

Posted by: DadRyan | November 14, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

P.S. Dax McCarty should never wear the red, white and blue again. He's actually shorter than Richie Williams. Really.

He has ZERO place in the International game, unless it's wearing the Mascot Uniform, that is.

Posted by: delantero | November 14, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Alan19,

It's really easy to say that in hindsight. I'm sure every team can say that. Doesn't necessarily mean the team's organization is bad or incompetent.

Posted by: Unitedfury | November 14, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

Jay Nolly and allocation for Adu and Nick Rimando.

What did DC United get for the allocation?

Rimando is not whack.

Blanco brings out the whack in me.

Posted by: OWNTF | November 14, 2009 9:04 PM | Report abuse

Since Goffer brought him up earlier in the week...

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State backup placekicker (and former MLS/DC United player) Devin Barclay likely secured a place for himself in OSU football lore, when he kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime, as the Buckeyes (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) defeated Iowa 27-24 at Ohio Stadium here on Saturday.

The win over the Hawkeyes (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten) secured a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl game slot for the Buckeyes, most likely the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., as the Big Ten Conference representatives. If the Buckeyes receive the Rose Bowl's bid as expected, it will be their first visit to Pasadena since 1997.

Barclay, who replaced senior Aaron Pettrey as the Buckeyes' placekicker when Pettrey suffered a season-ending injury against New Mexico State two weeks ago, had a chance to ice the game in regulation but fell short on a 47-yard attempt late in the fourth quarter. He was successful on one other field-goal try, a 30-yarder in the second quarter. Barclay was also 3-for-3 on point-after conversions.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | November 14, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

I'm out of FSC range this evening. Is anyone watching the proceedings in Bridgeview? I know from the MLS site that they're headed for a shootout at the 11m corral.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

1 - 1 Blanco and Mathis

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Morales misses over the top. 2 - 1 Fire

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Conde 3 - 1 Chicago

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Findley 3 - 2 Fire

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:48 PM | Report abuse

Rimando stops Thorington

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Beckerman 3 - 3

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:50 PM | Report abuse

4 - 4

But Nicki stops Logan Paus

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:51 PM | Report abuse

Espindola misses. Could have ended it. Still 4 - 4

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Nicki stops another. Why did we ever let him go?

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Grababoy nails it. SLC is going to Seattle

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:53 PM | Report abuse

Troy Perkins...

I love watching lil Nicky in PKs.
RSL vs LA

Posted by: sitruc | November 14, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Just to recap, our own Nick Rimando stopped three.

Posted by: seahawkdad | November 14, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

Wow Nicki, flashes of 2004 for me. Congrats RSL. Great game andman, does RSL look good, They are playing some great soccer just now. The playoffs have been magic this year.

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 14, 2009 10:57 PM | Report abuse

This is way I don't like the importance of the MLS Cup. For the 2nd year in a row the 8th seed get to the final. The Supporter's Shield should be the true champion

Posted by: RPCVforDCU | November 14, 2009 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Great game. Agreed, flashes of '04, but just flashes. Nothing will beat that game.

Ah, but I do miss Nick.

Posted by: DCU4LIFE | November 14, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Would love to see Rimando win the MLS Cup.
Would love to see Andy Williams succeed after all he's been through ...
And would love to see the lowest-seeded RSL win the Cup to stick it to MLS and their stupid playoff system.

Posted by: Cerealman | November 14, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Uruguay beat costa rica 1-0

Posted by: Norteno4life | November 14, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

RSL had 40pts for the regular season...

now they're Eastern Conference Champions.

Posted by: sitruc | November 14, 2009 11:01 PM | Report abuse

RPCVforDCU -

The Supporter Shield winner SHOULD BE the true champion? Really? How so? Where does it say that? This is not Europe and everyone knew the rules coming in, right? Somewhat too late to complain about seeding or first place teams. This is MLS and this is how we crown our champions (for now at least).

It is what it is. One can argue that a true No. 1 should be able to win an additional 4 more games, barring injury and/or suspensions and all that. Not to jump all over you but this complaint is rather old and quite tiring. We have playoffs - a fact that exists outside of, or beyond the personal tastes of good, bad or indifferent.

Posted by: Kosh2 | November 14, 2009 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the shootout coverage, seahawkdad.

The mention of Rimando reminds me that Olsen has other options in terms of a post-United career.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Miss Nicky.

Posted by: VirginiaFan | November 14, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

congrats RSL, I think this is your year, unless landon opens up a can of ----

Posted by: Norteno4life | November 14, 2009 11:11 PM | Report abuse

As I recall, the '04 match had a lot of drama over the whole 120 minutes, not just the shootout, with the lead changing hands a few times. Was tonight's contest comparable? Obviously the lead never changed hands, but were there a lot of near-misses to keep people on the edge of their seats? (I suppose that for many people in SGs, the concept of a seat may be foreign.)

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Uruguay beat costa rica 1-0

Posted by: Norteno4life | November 14, 2009 11:01 PM
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And this occurred chez Costa Rica, making it even more of an uphill battle for Los Ticos.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 14, 2009 11:33 PM | Report abuse

There were definitely chances. A couple for Chicago off the top post. RSL had some great chances, but their finishing wasn't great and Busch made a few good saves to keep it level. Overall, it was a pretty entertaining match.

Posted by: mercurysnake77 | November 14, 2009 11:37 PM | Report abuse

Once it went to PKs I was confident RSL would win - because of Nicky. NR has cat-like reflexes and he is a beast between the pipes. Hope RSL go on and win it now.

Posted by: uknowmeas-GQ | November 14, 2009 11:44 PM | Report abuse

In spite of of being scoreless til the PKs tonight's game was pretty entertaining for the neutral fan. The last 10 minutes of regulation were pretty dramatic with both teams coming close.

Last night's game was just some kind of MLS prank to see how much sleep deprivation East Coast fans would endure.

I was rooting for Chicago because I think they have a more complete team but it's good to see Rimando come through in another shootout.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 14, 2009 11:56 PM | Report abuse

I was surprised to see how many PK shooters shot high. On the ground to either side of the keeper is generally easier to execute and just as likely to beat the goalie.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | November 14, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

Last night's game was just some kind of MLS prank to see how much sleep deprivation East Coast fans would endure.
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I suspect that West Coast fans have similarly snarky things to say about games that start at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Posted by: universityandpark | November 15, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

No it was not an MLS prank, it is called Garber handing the Galaxy their 3rd championship since LA/SEATTLE are his favorites.
Im rooting for RSL for their first. Although the Galaxy will have a one day extra of rest. Catch my drift!

I just hope RSL still has enough gas to take down another top team. They are 2 for 2.


ALLEZ DC!
DC EST MAGIQUE!

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | November 15, 2009 12:50 AM | Report abuse

I was surprised to see how many PK shooters shot high. On the ground to either side of the keeper is generally easier to execute and just as likely to beat the goalie.
Posted by: Joel_M_Lane
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They know that, and the keeper knows that they know that, and they know that the keeper knows that they know that, and the keeper knows... where was i again?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 15, 2009 10:34 AM | Report abuse

...or the keepers were short.

Posted by: sitruc | November 15, 2009 11:59 AM | Report abuse

The keepers WERE short.

Posted by: captainwierd | November 15, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

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