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Soccer Insider: July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Matchnight: D.C. United-Portsmouth

Well, it's so nice to be back at RFK Stadium for the first time in two months after a pleasant winter in the Southern Hemisphere. You know you've reached the depths of Hades when you realize that the Washington temperature in Celsius (37) is approaching the Fahrenheit reading tonight in...

By Steve Goff  |  July 24, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (54)
Categories:  D.C. United , England  | Tags: D.C. United, Portsmouth  
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Soccer TV listings: MLS, friendlies, Mexico

What are you going to watch? THURSDAY Friendly, New York-Tottenham 8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel MLS, Los Angeles-San Jose 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 FRIDAY Friendly, Manchester City-Sporting Lisbon 8:30 p.m. FSC Mexico, Tecos-Cruz Azul 9 p.m. Galavision SATURDAY U-20 Women's World Cup quarterfinal, Sweden-Colombia 1 p.m. ESPNU U-20 Women's World...

By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  MLS , Mexico , TV , Women , Youth soccer  | Tags: MLS, Mexican soccer, Soccer on TV  
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Video: Brazilian coach brawls with radio reporters

Goias Coach Emerson Leao, a Brazilian goalkeeping legend and former national team boss, objects to the line of questioning from radio reporters following a 2-2 draw at Vitoria:...

By Steve Goff  |  July 22, 2010; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Brazil  | Tags: Brazil  
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Sal Zizzo to Chivas USA

Chivas USA has won the MLS special lottery for the rights to U.S. midfielder Sal Zizzo, who signed with the league this week after spending a few years in Germany. Chivas had the third-best odds, behind D.C. United and the Kansas City Wizards. Zizzo, 23, starred on the flanks for...

By Steve Goff  |  July 21, 2010; 5:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: D.C. United, MLS, Sal Zizzo  
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Zizzo lottery, D.C. United news, Mathis' retirement?

*D.C. United has the best chance of winning the rights to Sal Zizzo, the former U.S. under-20 national team midfielder who will be allocated in an MLS weighted lottery Wednesday afternoon. Even if United were to win out, however, the club could end up trading him to a Western Conference...

By Steve Goff  |  July 20, 2010; 7:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (86)
Categories:  College Soccer , D.C. United , MLS , U.S. men's national team , USSF  | Tags: Clint Mathis, D.C. United, MLS, Sal Zizzo  
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Tuesday kickaround: MLS, D.C. United, Ronaldinho

I am back in the States but not back on the clock. Not officially, anyway. I'm planning to resume standard operating procedure this weekend (D.C. United vs. Portsmouth -- massive). However, with so much bubbling to the surface on local, national and international fronts, I thought I would pass along...

By Steve Goff  |  July 20, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (60)
Categories:  Americans Abroad , Brazil , D.C. United , MLS , Mexico , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: D.C. United, MLS, Ronaldinho  
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Jaime Moreno named to MLS all-star squad

Los Angeles Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena, who will guide the MLS all-stars against Manchester United on July 28 at Houston's Reliant Stadium, has added 11 players to the squad. Commissioner Don Garber made two special selections: D.C. United forward Jaime Moreno, the league's career scoring leader who might be in...

By Steve Goff  |  July 19, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags: MLS All-Star Game, Manchester United  
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Jason Garey's goal: Saving Louisiana wetlands

It's not unusual for athletes to lend their names to worthy causes, but too often, they are contrived efforts orchestrated by agents and publicists. Here's one that's genuine: A campaign by Columbus Crew forward Jason Garey to bring attention to the wetlands in his native Louisiana. Though his soccer career...

By Steve Goff  |  July 19, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags: BP oil spill, Jason Garey, Louisiana wetlands  
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Landon Donovan's interview with The Post

By Matt Brooks I had a chance to sit down with Landon Donovan on Saturday to discuss his reflections on the World Cup experience, his future in MLS and the future of the league. Here are a few extra quotes that didn't make the story: On meeting the internal expectations...

By Matt Brooks  |  July 19, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  2010 World Cup , MLS , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Landon Donovan, MLS, United States men's national soccer team, World Cup 2010  
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Matchnight: United-Galaxy

It's another hot, muggy evening in the District as United welcomes the top team in MLS to RFK Stadium. D.C. suffered a deflating home defeat to Seattle Thursday on Roger Levesque's game-winning header in the 89th minute. The loss was the fourth straight for United which has now been shutout...

By Matt Brooks  |  July 18, 2010; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: D.C. United, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS  
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Sunday kickaround: Nery, Landon, MLS, Women

*If you follow the Insider's Twitter feed, you would have been the first to know several days ago that the Chicago Fire was in negotiations with Mexican forward Nery Castillo. Late Saturday, the deal was formally announced. On loan from Ukraine club Shakhtar Donetsk, he signed a Designated Player contract...

By Steve Goff  |  July 18, 2010; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  D.C. United , Freedom , MLS , Mexico , Women  | Tags: Abby Wambach, D.C. United, Landon Donovan, Luciano Emilio, MLS, Nery Castillo  
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