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Soccer Insider: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

USA-Honduras Rewind

International Friendly at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. HONDURAS 3 (Pavon 19th, Palacios 37th, Espinoza 53rd) USA 1 (Goodson 70th) Attendance: 18,626. Red Card: Conrad (USA) 17th minute. For some perspective, keep in mind that, of tonight's starters, only Benny Feilhaber is a serious candidate to start in the...

By Steve Goff  |  January 23, 2010; 10:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Matchnight: USA-Honduras

Let the games of 2010 begin! In the first of five planned friendlies ahead of their sixth straight World Cup appearance, the Americans face South Africa-bound Honduras at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Neither side is at full strength but much is to be learned from these secondary casts....

By Steve Goff  |  January 23, 2010; 8:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team  
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Saturday Kickaround

*USA midfielder Stuart Holden moves closer to joining Bolton Wanderers from the Houston Dynamo, which already lost Ricardo Clark on free transfer to Eintracht Frankfurt this week. *To help relief efforts in Haiti and commemorate the USA goal that sent Honduras to the World Cup, Jonathan Bornstein's boots from that...

By Steve Goff  |  January 23, 2010; 11:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , College Soccer , England , Freedom , MLS , Scotland , U.S. men's national team , Women  
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Video: Emilio Scores in Brazil

Former D.C. United striker Luciano Emilio scored the final goal in Rio Branco's 2-2 tie with Mogi Mirim (known as the Big Frog) in Brazil second division last night. (Thanks to Insider loyalist Michael for the link.) Do you miss Luci yet?...

By Steve Goff  |  January 22, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Brazil , D.C. United  
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USA's 2010 Kickoff

The U.S. national team opens its 2010 calendar Saturday night at Home Depot Center with a friendly against Honduras (9 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Telefutura), and although the roster lacks prominent foreign-based players, Coach Bob Bradley will be able to learn more about his player pool as the World...

By Steve Goff  |  January 22, 2010; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , MLS , U.S. men's national team  
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Friday Kickaround

*Go with Flo: D.C. United adds former Man U prospect. *We're anticipating an official announcement soon concerning the story that the Insider broke on draft day: New England to send midfielders Jeff Larentowicz and Wells Thompson to Colorado for goalkeeper Preston Burpo and defender Cory Gibbs. The Revs need Burpo...

By Steve Goff  |  January 22, 2010; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Africa , Americans Abroad , Brazil , D.C. United , MLS , Women  
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United Signs Ex-Man U Prospect

D.C. United has signed defender-midfielder Floribert N'Galula, a former Manchester United prospect who most recently was with Sparta Rotterdam's reserves in the Netherlands. He is a candidate to play holding midfield or central defense for DCU, club officials said. N'Galula, 22, is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and...

By Steve Goff  |  January 21, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Afternoon Roundup

*Ahead of his possible debut Sunday at Panathinaikos, Freddy Adu is formally introduced by Greek club Aris. *We've been following this story for weeks, and now it is official: Salvadoran midfielder Julio Martinez will join the Chicago Fire on loan from Mexican club Leon. During his negotiations with the club...

By Steve Goff  |  January 21, 2010; 3:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Greece , MLS  
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Update on MLS Labor Talks

With the league's collective bargaining agreement set to expire next weekend and clubs beginning to regroup for training camp, the players' union issued this statement to the Insider: "We have advised our players to report to camp as planned. In the meantime, we will continue to meet with the league...

By Steve Goff  |  January 21, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  MLS  
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Weekend TV Listings

What are you going to watch? USA-Honduras? Milan derby? How about a Boca-River superclasico friendly? FRIDAY Germany, Freiburg-Stuttgart 2:30 p.m. ET, GolTV Mexico, Tecos-Puebla 9 p.m. Galavision SATURDAY England FA Cup, Reading-Burnley 7:40 a.m. Setanta Germany, Bayern Munich-Werder Bremen 9:25 a.m. ESPN Deportes England FA Cup, Everton-Birmingham 9:55 a.m. Setanta...

By Steve Goff  |  January 21, 2010; 11:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  TV  
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Thursday Kickaround

*D.C. United has yet to finalize its list of trialists for the start of training camp next week, but one name that I am hearing is Barry Rice, an undrafted defender from Kentucky. Despite being just 5 feet 11, he became well-known in college circles for his aerial ability, prompting...

By Steve Goff  |  January 21, 2010; 9:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , College Soccer , D.C. United , Germany , MLS , TV , U.S. men's national team  
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United Travel and Radio Changes

D.C. United Coach Curt Onalfo and assistant Kris Kelderman had initially planned to scout in Brazil this week. Instead, Onalfo and General Manager Dave Kasper are headed to Argentina and Uruguay, Onalfo told the Insider. Meantime, good news for those who understand Spanish, bad news for United supporters who have...

By Steve Goff  |  January 20, 2010; 6:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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D.C. United Updates

*D.C. United has cut ties with reserve defenders Avery John and David Habarugira, leaving the club with eight defenders in the mix for the work-in-progress roster: Marc Burch, Julius James, Dejan Jakovic, Bryan Namoff, Rodney Wallace, Devon McTavish, Lawson Vaughn (invited to training camp without a contract) and fourth-round draft...

By Steve Goff  |  January 20, 2010; 12:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (85)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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Wednesday Kickaround

Apologies for the scarcity of updates recently: Sickness has descended on House of Insider, reducing me to sleeper, book reader and DVD watcher. High marks for: Timothy Egan's "The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America". and ... "The Hurt Locker," one of the finest -- and...

By Steve Goff  |  January 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , MLS , TV  
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Dempsey Suffers 'Moderate' Damage

USA midfielder Clint Dempsey suffered "moderate damage" to a ligament in his right knee and will not require surgery, Fulham officials announced Tuesday evening. Dempsey, a key element in the American effort and Fulham's most impressive player this season, was hurt over the weekend, raising fears that he would miss...

By Steve Goff  |  January 19, 2010; 6:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , U.S. men's national team  
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Early Tuesday Kickaround

*The link to my Danny Allsopp story. *Former D.C. United coach Tom Soehn has been hired as technical director by Vancouver, a 2011 MLS expansion club. *Birthday wishes to DCU captain Jaime Moreno, who turns 36 on Tuesday. Seems like just yesterday he was playing for Bolivia in the 1994...

By Steve Goff  |  January 19, 2010; 2:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , D.C. United , History , MLS , TV  
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D.C. United Signs Australian Striker

D.C. United has signed Australian striker Danny Allsopp, who was a big scorer for Notts County, Hull City and Melbourne Victory (Fred's old club) before joining Al-Rayyan in Qatar last fall. He is 31 years old and will help fill the void left by Luciano Emilio, the 2007 MLS most...

By Steve Goff  |  January 18, 2010; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (62)
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Monday Kickaround

As we await the results of Clint Dempsey's medical tests..... *Landon Donovan discusses his first few weeks at Everton, the possibility of a long-term stay and the contrast in atmosphere to Bayern Munich. *Is River Plate chasing New York's Juan Pablo Angel? "My gratefulness and my affection for River will...

By Steve Goff  |  January 18, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Argentina , Brazil , Germany , Italy , MLS , USA 2nd division  
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Americans Abroad

Is Clint Dempsey's World Cup in doubt? GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-0 win over Manchester City Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 0-0 tie with West Ham Brad Guzan in 18, didn't play for Aston Villa Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-0 loss to Wigan Luis Robles in...

By Steve Goff  |  January 17, 2010; 8:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  
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Sunday Kickaround

*The Insider was first to tell you Thursday that the New England Revolution was preparing to trade midfielders Jeff Larentowicz and Wells Thompson to the Colorado Rapids for goalkeeper Preston Burpo and defender Cory Gibbs. The latest buzz is that there were issues involving Gibbs' contract as well as a...

By Steve Goff  |  January 17, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , CONCACAF , College Soccer , MLS , USL , Women , World  
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