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Soccer Insider: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Video: Jaime Moreno leaves the match in 82nd minute, ending his D.C. United career

By Steve Goff  | October 23, 2010; 11:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Matchnight: D.C. United vs. Toronto FC

The sun sets on Jaime Moreno's D.C. United career..... In the final match of United's 2010 season tonight, the club will pay tribute to its departing captain at RFK Stadium. It's a gorgeous autumn day/evening in the nation's capital, an appropriate backdrop to say goodbye to an MLS legend. Kickoff:...

By Steve Goff  | October 23, 2010; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Saturday kickaround: Jaime Moreno

*The front page of The Washington Post sports section this morning: *My thoughts on Jaime Moreno's career as he prepares for his farewell match at RFK Stadium tonight against Toronto FC (7:30 p.m. ET, Direct Kick, GolTV Canada). *The fabulous evening forecast at RFK from the Capital Weather Gang. *College...

By Steve Goff  | October 23, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, Jaime Moreno  
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A final goal for D.C. United's Jaime Moreno

After holding the MLS career scoring record for three years, D.C. United captain Jaime Moreno now shares the lead with Jeff Cunningham of FC Dallas. With Cunningham seemingly certain to return next year, Moreno's final appearance for United on Saturday night against Toronto FC at RFK Stadium is also a...

By Steve Goff  | October 22, 2010; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United, Jaime Moreno  
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Friday kickaround: Red Bulls gain top seed in Eastern Conference, Jaime Moreno the prankster, Moreno Comcast roundtable

*A 5-19-6 record. Last place. A dismal attack. A minus-20 goal differential. D.C. United in 2010? No, the New York Red Bulls in 2009. A year later, the Red Bulls are the Eastern Conference's top seed heading into the MLS playoffs. They clinched first place Thursday with a 2-0 victory...

By Steve Goff  | October 22, 2010; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: MLS, Mexico, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NCAA

What are you going to watch? Probably not the Jaime Moreno farewell match. Remarkably, no standard TV coverage is available. Although there are valid explanations, the absence of live coverage on a mainstream forum for an event transcending an otherwise meaningless league match is a misstep. The club, the league...

By Steve Goff  | October 21, 2010; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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Jaime Moreno news, notes and video

*MLS Commissioner Don Garber will attend Jaime Moreno's farewell match with D.C. United on Saturday night at RFK Stadium. Former teammates Marco Etcheverry, John Harkes and Eddie Pope are also planning to be there. *Don't forget to join Moreno for a live online chat today. *Moreno will launch his 99...

By Steve Goff  | October 21, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Thursday kickaround: concussions, Red Bulls-Revolution, Jaime Moreno chat, CONCACAF, WPS, Georgetown, TV listings

*The hot topic in American sports these days (besides Brett Favre's antics) is the rash of concussions, which has prompted action by the NFL and become a troubling trend in soccer. Last month, I told the story of Alecko Eskandarian, who returned to the University of Virginia after his career...

By Steve Goff  | October 21, 2010; 9:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS, TV, Women  | Tags:  MLS  
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Video: San Jose's Chris Wondolowski nets hat trick, ties Edson Buddle for MLS Golden Boot

Chris Wondolowski didn't enter the San Jose Earthquakes' match with Chivas USA on Wednesday night until the 40th minute, replacing the injured Cornell Glen. He proceeded to score three goals, in the 55th, 59th and 72nd minutes, to tie Edson Buddle for the MLS scoring lead with 17 goals heading...

By Steve Goff  | October 21, 2010; 12:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Maurice Edu scores for Rangers ... and Valencia

Photo by Associated Press American midfielder Maurice Edu, a former University of Maryland standout, scored for Rangers in UEFA Champions League group play Wednesday, then put the ball into his own net for an own goal shortly after the break as his Glasgow club settled for a 1-1 draw...

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 6:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Scotland  | Tags:  Maurice Edu  
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USA is No. 25 in FIFA rankings, Real Salt Lake tops CONCACAF Champions League group, Freedom exercises option on Abby Wambach

*Those wacky FIFA rankings have been updated: The USA dropped seven slots to No. 25, Russia moved up 15 places to No. 10, Montenegro (unbeaten in Euro qualifying) jumped 14 to No. 26, Mexico stayed at No. 28, and mighty Guinea went from 81 to 47. Go figure. Spain and...

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, FIFA, Freedom, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  FIFA  
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Soccer on TV, Wednesday edition

UEFA Champions League Manchester United-Bursaspor 2:30 p.m. FSC (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Plus) Barcelona-Copenhagen 2:30 p.m. Fox Deportes (tape at 5 on FSC, tape at 7:30 on FSP) Inter Milan-Spurs 2:30 p.m. FSP (tape at 7 on FSC) Lyon-Benfica 2:45 p.m. DirecTV (481) Rangers-Valencia 2:45 p.m. DirecTV (482)...

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, Euro Champions League, TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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Video: Seattle Sounders' 2-1 loss to Saprissa in the CONCACAF Champions League

Two defensive blunders, including goalkeeper Kasey Keller's late howler, allowed Saprissa to overtake the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, and advance to the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals:...

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 8:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, Costa Rica, MLS  | Tags:  CONCACAF  
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Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, Jaime Moreno, MLS, Americans abroad, Carlos Bocanegra injury, WPS, Maryland Terrapins

Apologies for the lack of blogging in recent days. I am working on Jaime Moreno material ahead of his D.C. United farewell match Saturday, as well as another soccer-concussion story, this one with a fascinating twist. I'm also easing back into my college basketball duties. (I cover George Mason and...

By Steve Goff  | October 20, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS, Women  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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NCAA men's and women's soccer rankings

Akron and Stanford are again the unanimous choices in the coaches' polls: MEN 1. Akron (23 first-place votes) 11-0-1; 2. Louisville 10-0-2; 3. Maryland 9-2-1; 4. North Carolina 9-2-1; 5. Connecticut 9-1-3; 6. SMU 11-1-0; 7. Butler 12-0-0; 8. Virginia 9-2-2; 9. UC Irvine 10-1-2;10. Creighton 9-2-0; 11. UCLA 9-3-1;...

By Steve Goff  | October 19, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  college soccer  
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Soccer on TV, Tuesday edition: UEFA Champions League, CONCACAF Champions League

All times are Eastern UEFA Champions League Spartak Moscow-Chelsea 12:30 p.m. Fox Deportes (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Channel) Real Madrid-AC Milan 2:30 p.m. FSC, Fox Deportes Ajax-Auxerre 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Plus Arsenal-Shakhtar Donetsk 2:30 p.m. Fox Sports Net, CSN Plus Bayern Munich-Cluj 2:45 p.m. DirecTV (482) Roma-Basel...

By Steve Goff  | October 19, 2010; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  CONCACAF Champions League, Euro Champions League, TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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D.C. United unveils Jaime Moreno poster for captain's farewell at RFK Stadium on Saturday

The club will give away 10,000 of these sharp-looking posters to fans before the season finale Saturday night against Toronto FC at RFK Stadium:...

By Steve Goff  | October 18, 2010; 2:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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MLS playoff scenarios, statistics, records

Heading into the final week of the MLS regular season, the playoff field is set, the top seeds in each division are secure and most of the Eastern Conference has been relegated. (Okay, maybe not, but they should be.) If the playoffs began today..... EASTERN New York vs. San Jose...

By Steve Goff  | October 18, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags:  MLS  
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American soccer players abroad

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend: GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 2-0 win over Liverpool Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 1-1 draw with West Ham Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 0-0 draw with Chelsea Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa Dom...

By Steve Goff  | October 17, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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