Sunday kickaround: D.C. United, WPS playoffs, Virginia draws at Duke before White House visit
*D.C. United should have gone ahead early in the second half at Toronto FC with two players in on goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Santino Quaranta missed the open net, but was he at fault? Perhaps he could've finished with his outside foot, but Andy Najar, who skipped through the defense, touched the ball too hard when Frei committed. What do you think?
*United alumni news: Former starting center back Greg Janicki scored the opening goal and Jay Nolly started in net in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace Baltimore in the USSF D-2 Pro League. Janicki has four goals -- the same total as United leading scorer Danny Allsopp.
*Box Seats, a new fan-blog experience that includes a witty United observer, is up and running on The Post site.
*Following Saturday's regular season finales, including the Washington Freedom's 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Beat, the WPS playoff schedule is set:
Next Sunday: Washington at Philadelphia, 2:30 p.m. ET.
Thu., Sept. 23: Wash/Philly at Boston, 8 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26: Wash/Philly/Boston at Gold Pride, 2:30 p.m.
*Reigning NCAA champion Virginia, ranked No. 2 behind Akron, scored late but then surrendered the equalizer in a 2-2 draw at seventh-ranked Duke. On Monday, the Cavaliers (2-0-1) will make another road trip -- to Washington for a White House reception honoring national champions from many sports.
September 12, 2010; 9:12 AM ET
Categories: College Soccer , D.C. United , Freedom , USA 2nd division , Women | Tags: D.C. United, Virginia, WPS
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