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Soccer Insider: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Video: Maurice Edu's smashing goal for Rangers

American midfielder Maurice Edu scores for Rangers with an outstanding strike: Rangers Edu Goal v Inverness CT Oct 30th 2010Uploaded by chiper54. - Discover the latest sports and extreme videos....

By Steve Goff  | October 30, 2010; 3:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Scotland  | Tags:  Maurice Edu  
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Video: Clint Dempsey's goals for Fulham

Quick! Before the copyright gods surface: Clint Dempsey's goals in the 30th and 44th minutes for Fulham vs. Wigan:...

By Steve Goff  | October 30, 2010; 11:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, England  | Tags:  Clint Dempsey  
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Saturday kickaround: World Cup, Italy 'wins,' USA women vs. Guatemala, Simms surgery, Maryland defeats Virginia, keepers with goal/assist

*Oh, FIFA. How dull our lives would be without you. World Cup voting remains on schedule. Carry on. *Italy 3, Serbia 0. It's a final. *The U.S. women's national team faces Guatemala tonight in its second World Cup qualifier in Cancun. Live video is available on the CONCACAF Web site,...

By Steve Goff  | October 30, 2010; 6:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  CONCACAF, College Soccer, D.C. United, European Championship, FIFA, Italy, USA World Cup bid, Women  | Tags:  FIFA, World Cup  
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Friday kickaround: Rapids open MLS playoffs with victory, FIFA's scandals, Hoyas and Terrapins win

*Pablo Mastroeni scored in the first half as the Colorado Rapids seized a 1-0 victory over the Columbus Crew in the first leg of an MLS Eastern Conference playoff. The weekend schedule: Saturday: Real Salt Lake at Dallas, 5 p.m. FSC Saturday: New York at San Jose, 10 p.m. Telefutura...

By Steve Goff  | October 29, 2010; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, FIFA, MLS, Mexico, USA World Cup bid  | Tags:  FIFA, MLS  
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Wambach scores 3 goals as USA begins Women's World Cup qualifying with 5-0 victory over Haiti

The United States began its stroll through the group stage of Women's World Cup qualifying with a 5-0 victory over Haiti. Washington Freedom striker Abby Wambach scored three times for the Americans, who will face Guatemala (0-1) tomorrow night in Cancun. With her sixth career hat trick, Wambach improved her...

By Steve Goff  | October 29, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  CONCACAF, Women  | Tags:  women's soccer  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: MLS, Mexico, Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, NCAA

Besides tonight's MLS playoff opener between the Colorado Rapids and Columbus Crew (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2), what are you going to watch? In addition to the TV options, many matches are available online at foxsoccer.tv and ESPN3.com (All times are Eastern) FRIDAY Germany, Bayern Munich-Freiburg 2:30 p.m. GolTV Italy, Genoa-Inter...

By Steve Goff  | October 28, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  Soccer on TV  
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Video: Jozy Altidore's goal for Villarreal

American forward Jozy Altidore scored a superb goal in the 44th minute of Villarreal's 1-1 draw at third-tier Poli Ejido in the first leg of a Copa del Rey matchup: Other Americans abroad: GK Brad Friedel 120 in Aston Villa's 2-1 win over Burnley (Carling Cup) GK Brad Guzan in...

By Steve Goff  | October 28, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Spain  | Tags:  Jozy Altidore  
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MLS finalists for MVP and other awards

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER (Nov. 19 announcement) Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Edson Buddle, Los Angeles David Ferreira, Dallas Who should win: Buddle's great start was interrupted by the World Cup and Ferreira led Dallas to its best season, but Wondolowski (18 of the Quakes' 34 goals, including their past 10) was...

By Steve Goff  | October 27, 2010; 6:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  MLS  
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USA Women's World Cup qualifying campaign to begin in Mexico on Thursday against Haiti

If history is the most reliable gauge to forecast the U.S. women's performance in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, the Americans should breeze through the group stage and face a stiffer test in the semifinal stage, which will determine the two automatic berths to Germany next summer. Pia Sundhage's squad opens...

By Steve Goff  | October 27, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  CONCACAF, Women  | Tags:  women's soccer  
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Video: Landon Donovan-Steve Nash, Part III

The EA Sports series featuring soccer star Landon Donovan and NBA star Steve Nash continues with another ticklish episode:...

By Steve Goff  | October 27, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags:  Landon Donovan-Steve Nash  
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Wednesday kickaround: MLS awards finalists, Americans abroad, Dutch American attitudes, Washington Diplomats, TV listings

*This afternoon, MLS will unveil the finalists for individual season awards. The most attention -- and subsequent discussion -- will center on the most valuable player honor. With his late-season scoring surge that earned him the Golden Boot, San Jose's Chris Wondolowski (18 goals) should be among the final three...

By Steve Goff  | October 27, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, History, MLS, Netherlands, TV  | Tags:  MLS  
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Video: Brazilian soccer player slides down a ramp conveniently located just beyond the end line

I first saw this frightening clip from a Brazilian second-division match on Soccer America's Web site and then found a longer version. Ouch!...

By Steve Goff  | October 26, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Brazil  | Tags:  Brazil  
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NCAA men's and women's soccer rankings

Before we get to the top 25 lists from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, you should know about three huge matches in the area this week: Wednesday #6 Connecticut (10-1-4, 4-0-3 Big East) at Georgetown (10-4-1, 6-1-0) 2 p.m. at North Kehoe Field Huskies are 3-0-2 since losing...

By Steve Goff  | October 26, 2010; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  college soccer  
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Looking ahead to USA friendly at South Africa

Three weeks from tomorrow, the U.S. national team will play the final match on its 2010 calendar with a friendly against South Africa in Cape Town (2 p.m. ET, ESPN2, Galavision). Although the match falls on an international FIFA date, thus requiring clubs to release players, U.S. Coach Bob Bradley...

By Steve Goff  | October 26, 2010; 9:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, MLS, South Africa, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  U.S. national team  
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Tuesday kickaround: Paul the Octopus passes away, D.C. United's coaching and stadium situation, picture-perfect image from RFK Stadium

*A moment of silence for Paul the Octopus, the World Cup prognosticator who gained international fame over the summer. He passed away of natural causes at age 2 1/2. *The full story on D.C. United's coaching search, including comments from Ben Olsen. *MLS Commissioner Don Garber, on United's future: "It...

By Steve Goff  | October 26, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  Paul the Octopus  
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Americans abroad, TV listings (Tuesday edition)

*Americans abroad: Monday MF Alejandro Bedoya 90 in Orebro's 1-1 draw with Brommapojkarna Tuesday GK Marcus Hahnemann and Wolves at Manchester United (Carling Cup) MF Jermaine Jones and Schalke at FSV Frankfurt (German Cup) MFs Jose Torres, Marco Vidal, F Herculez Gomez for Pachuca vs. Tigres *Soccer on TV: Spanish...

By Steve Goff  | October 26, 2010; 12:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, TV  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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D.C. United news & notes

Addressing numerous D.C. United topics..... *Dave Kasper will return as general manager, club president Kevin Payne said. "I still believe that Dave understands that job better than anyone else in the league. Dave manages the salary cap, the league rules, which are very complicated, and our technical department. He is...

By Steve Goff  | October 25, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Ben Olsen will not be considered for D.C. United's head coaching job, club president Payne says

D.C. United President Kevin Payne has said it several times the past two months and, with the season now complete, he reaffirmed it today: Ben Olsen will not be considered for the head coaching job. Olsen, who retired last winter to become an assistant, was named the interim coach in...

By Steve Goff  | October 25, 2010; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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MLS playoff matchups, regular season honors, Jaime Moreno maintains all-time scoring title

EASTERN CONFERENCE 1. New York (51 points) vs. San Jose (46) 2. Columbus (50) vs. Colorado (46) WESTERN CONFERENCE 1. Los Angeles (59) vs. Seattle (48) 2. Real Salt Lake (56) vs. Dallas (50) The dates and locations for the two-leg series are listed here. SUPPORTERS' SHIELD: Los Angeles. (Galaxy...

By Steve Goff  | October 25, 2010; 7:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (32)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags:  MLS  
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Video: PSV Eindhoven 10, Feyenoord 0

By Steve Goff  | October 24, 2010; 11:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Netherlands  | Tags:  Netherlands  
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Maryland Terrapins defeat North Carolina in women's soccer for first time ever, 2-1

Junior forward Sade Ayinde scored in the 78th and 85th minutes Sunday as the sixth-ranked University of Maryland women's soccer team upset host North Carolina, 2-1, for the Terrapins' first victory over the No. 3 Tar Heels in 33 all-time meetings. Courtney Jones scored in the fifth minute for North...

By Steve Goff  | October 24, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  Terrapins  
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American soccer players abroad

How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend: GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 minutes in Everton's 1-1 draw at Spurs Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-0 loss at Sunderland Marcus Hahnemann 90 in Wolves' 2-0 loss at Chelsea Brad Guzan in the 18, didn't play for Aston Villa Dom Cervi...

By Steve Goff  | October 24, 2010; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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D.C. United rewind: 3-2 loss to Toronto FC

*Post photographer John McDonnell presents a moving set of images from Jaime Moreno's farewell Saturday night at RFK Stadium. *My full match report. *On April 10, Moreno and Santino Quaranta scored in a 3-2 loss to Philadelphia. Last night, Moreno and Quaranta scored in the 3-2 loss to Toronto. Neither...

By Steve Goff  | October 24, 2010; 11:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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