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Lopez signing, Ching injury, D.C. United updates

*The Colorado Rapids have completed the acquisition of Argentine attacker Claudio Lopez, who was not re-signed by Kansas City after two seasons. The Wizards will not receive compensation because they made no effort to re-sign him and the Rapids claimed him off waivers. Lopez, who arrived in Denver today, is awaiting paperwork to be finalized and will not play in the home opener Saturday. Appropriately, after this weekend, Colorado's next two matches are against Kansas City (regular season and U.S. Open Cup qualifying).

*Houston striker Brian Ching, sidelined in the first half of the Dynamo's 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Thursday, will miss "several weeks" with a hamstring injury, the club announced. He will undergo further testing next week to determine the extent of the injury and the timetable for a return.

Much more.....

*Because of Bill Hamid's shoulder injury, rookie Andrew Quinn will serve as Troy Perkins' back-up in D.C. United's home opener Saturday night against the New England Revolution. Technically, Quinn is not under contract yet and was called up because of "extreme hardship" since United has no other signed keepers available. He and defender Jordan Graye are awaiting final league approval, which should come early next week.

*United's friendly against second-division Crystal Palace Baltimore, which was rained out Monday, will be played this coming Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the RFK training grounds at 21st and C streets Northeast. Admission is free. United players who play significant minutes Saturday will not be available against Palace.

*If you are planning to drive to RFK for Saturday's match, Lot 8 is back in working order after suffering damage during the winter storms but not all areas are accessible. The entry road off the freeway has been repaired and will be open. For further details, please read this news release.

By Steve Goff  |  April 2, 2010; 5:54 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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Any news on the U-17 game?

Posted by: Juan-John1 | April 2, 2010 6:02 PM | Report abuse

No Joseph. But it looks like New England want to come out strong for the win.

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | April 2, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

No Joseph. But it looks like New England want to come out strong for the win.

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | April 2, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse


DC United's U-17 team lost in the Tiffany Challenge Cup finals to West Ham United Academy in penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw this afternoon. West Ham converted all their penalties, except for one that hit the crossbar, while DC United missed two penalty kicks.

DC United's U-17 team has some impressive players, and it was also great to see West Ham United Academy, which has had a great tradition of producing players who have gone on to do great things (e.g. Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand).

Posted by: billindmd | April 2, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

@billinmd -- Thanks for the report. Would have loved to have seen the match, but had a prior engagement. A little bummed about the timing of the Palace match. Who do I have to talk to about moving it back at least to 11:00? The Nats have first pitch at 1:05 and I've got Presidential security to get through. Would be cool to see at least the first half, but I might be cutting it too close...

Posted by: fischy | April 2, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Fischy, you're seriously wasting time going to a gNats game?


Baseball ceased to be a sport when Cal Ripken retired.

Posted by: alecw81 | April 3, 2010 2:43 AM | Report abuse

My bad - the score of the U-17 game was 3-3, since both teams scored in the overtime period. DC United had taken the lead but West Ham tied it to send it into PKs.

Posted by: billindmd | April 3, 2010 7:03 AM | Report abuse

> Baseball ceased to be a sport when Cal Ripken retired.


Posted by: edgeonyou | April 3, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

All that green and gold at Old Trafford has me looking for the cheeseheads.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 3, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

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