D.C. United and U.S. World Cup updates
*As we feared, D.C. United's friendly against Glasgow Rangers, scheduled for July 24 at RFK Stadium, has been canceled because of complications stemming from the proposed Old Firm match against Scottish nemesis Celtic at Boston's Fenway Park. Rangers might head to Australia instead.
*United midfielder Santino Quaranta (leg infection) was hoping to be released from Virginia Hospital Center today after spending four nights there. He is sidelined about two weeks. Midfielder Andy Najar's ankle injury is not believed to be serious but the club plans to ease him back into training. Defender Jordan Graye (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's league match against the Colorado Rapids.
*U.S. Coach Bob Bradley will unveil his 30-man World Cup provisional roster live on ESPNews at 2 p.m. ET Tuesday. If midfielder Jose Francisco Torres is on the 30-man list -- and we certainly expect him to be -- there might be a scheduling conflict with U.S. camp and Pachuca's Mexican playoff schedule. The club has advanced to the semifinals and will play Toluca this Wednesday and Saturday. A berth in the two-game finals against Morelia or Santos Laguna would require another week in Mexico, at the same time the U.S. team is training at Princeton.
*USSF President Sunil Gulati and national team captain Carlos Bocanegra are included in the delegation that will formally submit the USA's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. The ceremony will take place Friday at FIFA headquarters in Zurich.
May 10, 2010; 4:00 PM ET
Categories: 2010 World Cup , D.C. United , FIFA , Mexico , Scotland , U.S. men's national team , USA World Cup bid , USSF | Tags: Bob Bradley, Carlos Bocanegra, D.C. United, Fenway Park, Glasgow Rangers, Santino Quaranta, Soccer, World Cup
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