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Monday Kickaround

*USA right back Steve Cherundolo will be sidelined several weeks with a shoulder injury.

*Salvador Cabanas, the Paraguayan star who was shot in Mexico City, is making progress.

*According to the Sports Business Journal, D.C. United investor Will Chang has hired investment firm Inner Circle Sports and begun to search for local or strategic partners who would be interested in investing in the club.

*United defender Dejan Jakovic plays 90 minutes in Canada's 1-0 loss to Jamaica in a friendly in Kingston.

*Former DCU reserve Mira Mupier completes his move to Aguila in El Salvador.

*The United States wins the CONCACAF U-20 women's title.

*Will the World Cup cause a food shortage and price increase for South Africans?

*Highlights from Egypt's African Cup triumph:

By Steve Goff  |  February 1, 2010; 8:59 AM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Africa , Americans Abroad , CONCACAF , Canada , D.C. United , Mexico , Women  
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I'm good at keeping up with the YAs, but for some reason, Dolo had completely fallen off my radar. I couldn't even place what country he was in.

Posted by: Reignking | February 1, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

With Spector playing left back these past few games, is the U.S. better off with Cherundolo on the right and Spector on the left, or keep Spector on the left and have Boca / Bornstein on the right? Seems like Cherundolo will be back with more than enough time for the Cup.

Hopefully Chang finds an investor who also happens to own a big chunk of land in DC.

Posted by: eadc | February 1, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I realize it is Monday morning, but I wanted to note my excitement (to no one in particular) that the Liverpool-Everton Merseyside derby will be on ESPN2 in HD on Saturday morning. PUMPED.

Posted by: TwinCity | February 1, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Will, I'd like you to meet Ted Leonsis. Ted, Will.

True fact -- going to a World Cup is on Ted's bucket list and he hasn't done it yet. Maybe Will can get on that.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 1, 2010 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Invest in beats buy every day of the week.

Posted by: CHICO13 | February 1, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

I've been saying for some time that United need an injection of visionary investors who understand how important it is to keep the club in the area and throw the cash around. The stadium isn't going to get built with public funds. Leonsis, Snyder, whoever..

They need to build United a smaller(expandable) stadium in lot 8, or somewhere on the RFK "campus". Implode RFK to much fanfare(ala the Kingdome) and rebuild Redskins super dome(retractable roof, playing surface, etc) where RFK stands today.

Vamos United!

Posted by: DadRyan | February 1, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

SuperSkinsDome to also become the "home" stadium for the US National teams and used for the World Cup Final in 2018/2022.

Posted by: DadRyan | February 1, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Amazing that the prime suspect in the Cabanas shooting hasn't been arrested. Sure hope that changes.

Posted by: DadRyan | February 1, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Invest in beats buy every day of the week.

Posted by: CHICO13 | February 1, 2010 10:08 AM

Chico marches to the beat of a different drummer...and, a different speller.

Posted by: fischy | February 1, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

My enthusiasm for a Leonsis bid is flagging as I read about his efforts to snag the Wizards and the Verizon Center. I like that he's a fabulously wealthy soccer fan, but I'm thinking he might be too invested in the other teams to give much-needed focus to United.

Posted by: fischy | February 1, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

I don't think there will be a food shortage in S.A. President Zuma will simply "redistribute" the farm land and decree that it be more productive, and that food be cheaper, and . . . voila . . . it shall be so.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 1, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

Today's transfer deadline is like a DCU stadium.


Posted by: Reignking | February 1, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I am glad it was Algeria that made it through for the World Cup and not the Egyptians. Egypt is a very good team.

Posted by: alan19 | February 1, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

and the USA beat that very good Egypt team a little over half a year ago at the Confederations Cup.

Posted by: tab5g1 | February 1, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

Nice goal by Leroux to win the U-20 Champ

Video from concacaf site,,12813,00.html

Posted by: OWNTF | February 1, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

One week from today, Leonsis will buy the Wizards, the Verizon Center, AND DC United. He'll then convert DCU to an MISL team.


Posted by: benonthehill | February 1, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

South African food supplies will be fine. I am sure the EU and the US can find plenty of subsidized food to dump on them.

Posted by: csd1 | February 1, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

The Pontiac Silverdome (anybody else see WC '94 games there?) just sold for $583K and the new owner says . . .

"he's 'always wanted to own something like' the Silverdome. He's thinking of it as a venue for soccer or other sports events and concerts, and expects he'll have to spend around $10 million to upgrade it."

DCU to Detroit?

Posted by: benonthehill | February 1, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

benonthehill...your zing is missing a few extra "the"s

Posted by: VTUnited | February 1, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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