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Wednesday kickaround: Maryland Terrapins, Ben Olsen, Jaime Moreno, Crew in Mexico, DaMarcus Beasley, Americans abroad, TV listings

*World Cup colleague Liz Clarke tells the moving story of University of Maryland defender Alex Lee, who was hit by a car last fall and will return to the field for the Terrapins this season.

*Post columnist Mike Wise takes a break from his busy schedule (daily radio show, Redskins observations) to chat with D.C. United interim coach Ben Olsen.

*The podcast of Wise's radio interview with Jaime Moreno is available here. Callers include "Bruce from Los Angeles" (Arena) and "Don from New Jersey" (Garber). "He told me he saved me and I would [otherwise] be selling chickens in Bolivia," Moreno said of Arena.

*You won't believe what unfolded during the Columbus Crew's CONCACAF Champions League match in Mexico. Then again, "CONCACAF" and "in Mexico" makes it quite believable. Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch has the details.

*German club Hanover has taken interest in USA midfielder DaMarcus Beasley, who is a free agent. Blackpool, Nice and Hercules were previously linked with Beasley.

*Americans abroad:
Wednesday
GK Tim Howard and Everton vs. Huddersfield
MF Clint Dempsey, F Eddie Johnson and Fulham vs. Port Vale
MF Benny Feilhaber and Aarhus at Odder
Tuesday
MF Sacha Kljestan not in 18 for Anderlecht's 2-2 tie with Partizan
(Partizan advances in Champions League on PKs)
GK Marcus Hahnemann not in 18 for Wolves' 2-1 win over Southend
MF Stuart Holden 24 in Bolton's 1-0 win at Southampton
D Jonathan Spector 90 in West Ham's 1-0 win over Oxford
F Mike Grella in 18, didn't play in Leeds' 2-1 loss to Leicester City

For the complete TV listings.....

*Soccer on TV:
Friendly, Barcelona-AC Milan 1:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com

UEFA Champions League, Spurs-Young Boys 2 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel

UEFA Champions League, Auxerre-Zenit 2 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus

UEFA Champions League, Ajax-Dynamo Kiev 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol (tape at 5 on FSC)

Carling Cup, Accrington-Newcastle 5 p.m. FSP

CONCACAF Champions League, Cruz Azul-Real Salt Lake 8 p.m. FSC, Telefutura

Copa Sudamerica, LDU Quito-Estudiantes 9 p.m. FSE

CONCACAF Champions League, Seattle-Monterrey 10 p.m. FSC, Telefutura

By Steve Goff  |  August 25, 2010; 9:03 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad , CONCACAF Champions League , D.C. United , MLS , TV , U.S. men's national team  | Tags: Ben Olsen, Jaime Moreno, Terps, U.S. national soccer team  
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Comments

It took less than a minute for me to get turned off by that podcast when Mike "The PowerBoater69" Wise called DCU "The United"...
Thanks for the links anywayz Goffer.

Posted by: DadRyan | August 25, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

Wow if that 1-0 loss stands Columbus should boycott the rest of this tournament. Ridiculous.

Posted by: Southeasterner | August 25, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

I don't see how the Crew can be too upset about the disallowed goal when they didn't get the ball across the halfway line in the second half. And plus, blaming the official for not stopping the Crew player from entering the pitch is like me getting arrested in an airport for carrying a gun an blaming the security guys for not stopping me when I went through the metal detectors. That wont exactly hold up in court...

Posted by: rademaar | August 25, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

The same ref who said he was fine to go on the field is the same ref who called back the goal because the player he just allowed on the field didn't have a proper jersey. We aren't talking about a gun we are talking about a player who is already playing in a game coming back on the field, not quite the same thing.

Why did he have to get a new jersey? Ohh yeah he was bashed in the head in what should have been a card on the Santos player who reached his arm way back just to nail him on the head.

Posted by: Southeasterner | August 25, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

Iro was offside, but disallowing the goal on those terms is unconscionable.

Highlights here, but no video of the refs waving Iro on: http://ow.ly/2uADt

Posted by: benonthehill | August 25, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

That Columbus/Santos story is terrible. So unfair. So unjust.

I disagree with the gun analogy. It suggests that you were hiding the gun. A closer analogy would be carrying an unloaded gun with a legal carrying permit into the airport, presenting it to the security officials and asking for permission to board. They check out the gun and tell you to go ahead. The security supervisor also tells you to go ahead. Then they arrest you.

Posted by: WorldCup | August 25, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

yes, but the security guard who said 'yeah, guns are ok. go on ahead' would probably never work as a security guard ever again. chances of that happening to this fourth official......

Posted by: stairs | August 25, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

DCU twitter shows that dc started mostly starters in reserve match. Second half is everyone else. Currenlty 3-0 Cristman, Junior, Allsopp.

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | August 25, 2010 10:51 AM | Report abuse

DCU twitter shows that dc started mostly starters in reserve match. Second half is everyone else. Currenlty 3-0 Cristman, Junior, Allsopp.

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | August 25, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Yes, it was a very harsh decision on Iro but they simply don't have any chances to win an appeal. Iro scored a goal with an improper jersey on in violation of the laws of the game. What happened with the elbowing earlier unfortunately doesn't justify breaking the laws of the game in a later incident. Yes, the Mexican fourth official was a complete moron for letting Iro back on the pitch with an improper jersey on and was a total *sshole for calling the goal back, but the Crew bench should have known that they were in violation by letting Iro go back on with an improper jersey on. Whether this rule was called in the past or not is irrelevant to the situation, the rule is codified in the LOTG and can therefore be called.

Sorry Columbus, but you got screwed. Not sure you can complain though the way Santos dominated you throughout the game.

Posted by: rademaar | August 25, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Is there anybody out there that is surprised by the CCL match last night? Some things will never change........

Posted by: hateisnotafamilyvalue | August 25, 2010 10:56 AM | Report abuse

DCU twitter shows that dc started mostly starters in reserve match. Second half is everyone else. Currenlty 3-0 Cristman, Junior, Allsopp.

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | August 25, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

DCU twitter shows that dc started mostly starters in reserve match. Second half is everyone else. Currenlty 3-0 Cristman, Junior, Allsopp.

Posted by: TenoriosLaptop | August 25, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?

;)

Posted by: JkR- | August 25, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

I really wonder about the value of these pro/college scrimmages. I would think the level of the pros would be too high for the college boys to really garner any benefit, and the level of the college boys would be too low for the pros to gain any benefit.

Its similar to WPS teams "scrimmaging" against U-17 boys sides. The boys usually win something like 12-0. What is the benefit in that? Seems like a waste of time for both sides.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 25, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

I really wonder about the value of these pro/college scrimmages. I would think the level of the pros would be too high for the college boys to really garner any benefit, and the level of the college boys would be too low for the pros to gain any benefit.

Its similar to WPS teams "scrimmaging" against U-17 boys sides. The boys usually win something like 12-0. What is the benefit in that? Seems like a waste of time for both sides.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 25, 2010 11:19 AM | Report abuse

I really wonder about the value of these pro/college scrimmages. I would think the level of the pros would be too high for the college boys to really garner any benefit, and the level of the college boys would be too low for the pros to gain any benefit.

Its similar to WPS teams "scrimmaging" against U-17 boys sides. The boys usually win something like 12-0. What is the benefit in that? Seems like a waste of time for both sides.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 25, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

sorry about the mult posts. Don't know what happened.

Posted by: Ron16 | August 25, 2010 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Columbus did get screwed, but it should not have been for improper jersey. Had they not left Rentiera's (not Iro!) extra jersey back in the locker room they could have saved themselves from this situation, but Fifa rules make no statement about numbers being mandatory. That, on top of the fact that Rentiera checked with both the 4th off & the head ref, being waved back on the field as he was going to go back for another jersey, just really shows how much the refs are owned down there.

Very unlucky for C-Bus to have the possibility of 3 points on the road taken away from them, then to lose 1 more point to a heartbreaking last gasp goal. Rough night...

Posted by: silverrey | August 25, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Ron16, I will send you to hospital.

Posted by: Reignking | August 25, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Inception.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | August 25, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Inception.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | August 25, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Inception.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | August 25, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Rade. I can't begin to fathom how the Crew could be upset for not being allowed to break the rules and for not being prepared with all the necessary gear. Grow up, Ohio.

Posted by: DaninFL | August 25, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I completely agree with Rade. I can't begin to fathom how the Crew could be upset for not being allowed to break the rules and for not being prepared with all the necessary gear. Grow up, Ohio.

Posted by: DaninFL

But they allowed him to break the rules when they let him on the pitch.

Posted by: Reignking | August 25, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

From what I have read from other articles and other posts, it appears as if the "number on the jersey" is not a FIFA law. It's unclear whether it's a CONCACAF law (I am sure we can find it somewhere now though).

However, it is apparently a rule for the Mexican Federation. Which is fine -- however, the game should have been played under the CONCACAF laws, and not the FMF laws of the game.

Of course, if the fourth official was not Mexican, then the goal probably would not have been called off.

Jus' saying.

If the jersey number law does not exist under their own guidelines, then CONCACAF has made a huge gaffe -- through their referees and officials for the match.

Posted by: hokieunited | August 25, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

That Moreno interview is classic. The chicken farmer line is the best part, but he also busts Don Garber's chops on the salary cap with Garber on the line. Then he has absolutely no clue who Albert Haynesworth is.

Posted by: benonthehill | August 25, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

That Moreno interview is classic. The chicken farmer line is the best part, but he also busts Don Garber's chops on the salary cap with Garber on the line. Then he has absolutely no clue who Albert Haynesworth is.

Posted by: benonthehill | August 25, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

I'm on the side that says Columbus got screwed. I haven't seen anyone produce the actual law that backs up disallowing the goal.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 25, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

So it says here (http://www.concacaf.com/staticFiles/e7/52/0,,12813~152295,00.pdf check page 30) that players must have their names on the back of their shirt, which at the time of the goal, Renteria did not.

It doesn't really say there though whether or not that makes the player ineligible. Clearly, that is the stance that the referee took.

However, it's still mind boggling then that Renteria was allowed on the field. Galavision clearly showed one replay where he had received permission to go onto the field. He then hesitated once he got there, as if he looked to believe that he should not have been there. That's when he looked back towards the fourth official -- who again waved him on.

So I still find it worrisome that they went back and took the goal away. But what is more mind boggling to me is the fact that Renteria then received a yellow card -- after rejoining the play following the instructions of the fourth official.

Posted by: hokieunited | August 25, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

I know you guys probably won't be as excited as we were for the World Cup, but is anyone else getting pumped for these FIBA Worlds? Lookin really good against Greece right now.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 25, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Then he has absolutely no clue who Albert Haynesworth is.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WT-fxBNKs8&feature=search

Posted by: OWNTF | August 25, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

OWNTF chips the keeper...

Posted by: DadRyan | August 25, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Shawn Mitchell with an update on The Disallowed Goal Heard Across MLS Fans' Ears

smitchcd According to referee report, #TheCrew goal disallowed because Renteria entered without permission. But ref clearly waved him on. #mls

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | August 25, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Just caught this -- Gourcuff to Lyon. Great move.

Posted by: Reignking | August 25, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Methinks this referee crew may be in big trouble. They gave permission for him to re-enter the field. You can't then caution him for entering without permission. That ought to be easily overturned by appeal.

I got an email this AM saying that DCU season tickets will be discounted 10% for next year if you renew on September 1. And Kevin Payne will be hosting Q&As with fans at each of the last four league home matches. You have to RSVP. Anyone going to go and ask him when he and Kasper will resign? That would take some balls. But Kevin may be getting more than he bargained for with this.

Posted by: fedssocr | August 25, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I sincerely hope people go to the Q/A and actually ask hard questions of Payne and Co.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | August 25, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Take some balls? More like it would take some beers...

Posted by: Reignking | August 25, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Hokie-
That reg says that the name "may" be on the kit (11.3(a)), but if it is, it must match the player's name on the listing (11.3(b)). Basically, under that rule, Landon DONOVAN can't wear a shirt with BECKHAM on the back. That document does make reference to FIFA equipment regs, and 6.2 of those indicate that numbers are required on shirts.

Fedssocr is right. That crew is in deep dookie. During the pre-game briefing, the CR probably told the 4O to handle all equipment checks in the technical area and to clear players to reenter. It's a pretty standard instruction. The 4O did so but missed the jersey thing. You can't then caution a player for entering with incorrect equipment. Heck... You can't even stop play, really. Incorrect equipment, unless unsafe, is usually handled at a stoppage.

Posted by: mason08 | August 25, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?

Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?


Any update on the United - Hoya match?

;)
Posted by: JkR- | August 25, 2010 11:13 AM

I could be mistaken, but I think the starters started the game and rest of the team entered in the second half. I believe, but don't quote me...it's just a rumor, that it was 3-0 with Christman, Allsop and Junior scoring. ;-)

If nothing else, Goff is happy about the blog traffic bonus he's getting with all the multi-posts!

Posted by: DrBeaker | August 25, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/official-ref-report-explains-iros-disallowed-goal

"According to the official referee post-match report, RenterĂ­a entered the field without permission and was eventually booked for that infraction. Law No. 3 from the Laws of the Game (page 60) says that when a player comes onto the field without permission, the game is stopped and the opposing team receives an indirect kick."

Posted by: csd1 | August 25, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

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