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Tuesday kickaround: MLS expansion order, Americans abroad, Virginia soccer, Barcelona fans in Washington, TV listings

*The Portland Timbers will select first in the MLS expansion draft in late November, and the Vancouver Whitecaps will have the top choice in the college draft in January in Baltimore.

*An MLS club and a USL-NASL second-division team have serious interest in U.S.-born, Uruguayan defender Agustin Viana, his representative told the Insider. A deal could be reached within a week. The identities of the club were not revealed. Viana, 26, most recently played in Italy's Serie B.

*Shawn Barry, an outstanding right back who helped Virginia to the NCAA title before being dismissed from the team after his sophomore year for academic reasons, has surfaced in Austria with the LASK Linz juniors.

*Americans abroad:
Monday
MF Alejandro Bedoya 90 minutes in Orebro's 1-0 win over AIK
D Michael Parkhurst 20 (shoulder injury) in Nordsjaelland's 4-0 loss at Midtjylland

Tuesday
(English games are Carling Cup)
MF Stuart Holden and Bolton at Southampton
GK Marcus Hahnemann and Wolves vs. Southend
D Jonathan Spector and West Ham vs. Oxford
MF Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht vs. Partizan Belgrade
F Mike Grella and Leeds vs. Leicester City

*Penya Barcelonista, a Washington-based FC Barcelona supporters' group with 250 members, will gather at the Elephant and Castle (19th and I streets NW) on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the La Liga opener against Racing Santander. For information about joining, click here.

For the complete TV listings.....

*Soccer on TV:
UEFA Champions League, Haopel Tel Aviv-Red Bull Salzburg 1:30 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Plus

UEFA Champions League, Sheriff-Basel 1:30 p.m. DirecTV (482)

UEFA Champions League, Sampdoria-Werder Bremen 2:30 p.m. FSP, Comcast SportsNet/DC (tape on Fox Soccer Channel at 5 p.m.)

UEFA Champions League, Anderlecht-Partizan Belgrade 2:30 p.m. FSC

UEFA Champions League, Sevilla-Braga 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus

Friendly, Real Madrid-Penarol 4 p.m. ESPN Deportes

Copa Sudamericana, Universidad de Chile-Petrolero 7 p.m. Fox Sports Espanol

CONCACAF Champions League, Arabe Unido-Toronto 8 p.m. FSC

CONCACAF Champions League, Santos Laguna-Columbus 10 p.m. FSC

By Steve Goff  |  August 24, 2010; 9:08 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad , College Soccer , MLS , TV  | Tags: MLS  
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Comments

Hopefully Columbus gets knocked around a bit tonight in Mexico. Not asking for ligament damage but a few bruses and charley horses will be aroundly applauded by this United fanatico!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | August 24, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Continued from above...

That's in preperation for the US Open Cup match next Wed.

Posted by: 9Nine9 | August 24, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Any news on Jozy and Freddy?

Posted by: jack35 | August 24, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

and dc gets to pick third.. horay for college depth

Posted by: SexyOffender | August 24, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

what 9nine9 said....

Posted by: DadRyan | August 24, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Yeesh. If the kid couldn't even handle academics at UVA, I'm not sure he would have even been admitted to VT. [author ducks]

Posted by: WorldCup | August 24, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

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