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Matchnight: D.C. United vs. Toronto FC

The sun sets on Jaime Moreno's D.C. United career.....

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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: 7:30 p.m. ET.
TV: Direct Kick, GolTV in Canada.

Perhaps some news and notes later. And of course, the DCU lineup and reserves.

DCU: Perkins; McTavish, Jakovic, James, Graye; Najar, Morsink, Boskovic, Quaranta; Hernandez, Moreno. Subs: Harrison, Carreiro, King, Simms, Varela, Allsopp, Cristman.

For the final time from RFK this year, your pregame, in-game and postgame comments are encouraged.

By Steve Goff  | October 23, 2010; 5:43 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Beautiful. Breaking out the long sleeve and the scarf. Thank you Jaime.

Posted by: DCB23 | October 23, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

VAMOS JAIME!!!

9NINE9 says by to 99!!!

Bueno suerto. Nunca te olvidaré. Siempre te recordaremos.

VAMOS UNITED!!!!

Posted by: 9Nine9 | October 23, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Apparently no Boston area bars get MLS DirectKick, so I'm paying an absurd amount to watch this online. It's a travesty this isn't being shown for free on dcunited.com.

You'll be missed, Jaime.

Posted by: clewisdc | October 23, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: apqjr | October 23, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Well, that was fast. 1-0 DC

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | October 23, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Side-net PK. Moreno. Class.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 23, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

MORENO!!!!!!!!!! 2-1 DC

Posted by: SonicDeathMonkey | October 23, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

I was hoping he'd chip it

Either way,

:)

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 23, 2010 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's another fine concussion you got us into..... Poor Q.

Poor me -- home, very sick. At least I got to see Jaime's play on the 'net. Drew the handball PK, and nailed the shot.

Felicitaciones, Jaime. Gracias por todo.

Posted by: fischy | October 23, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I hope we keep Jaime in until about 5 min remaining. He deserves every chance and the remaining 5 min standing O! Everyone at the game I'm loving the energy.

Posted by: evanskr521 | October 23, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Sorry keep Jaime on until about 5 remaining

Posted by: evanskr521 | October 23, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Any Will Chang sightings?

Posted by: benonthehill | October 23, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

final score yet?

Posted by: tfshea | October 23, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

A BIG F U to the Toronto announcers making fun Moreno afterward. "there's no crying in football" etc. apparently they didn't know their mics were live. PURE CLASS TFC!
as heard on the feed from this:
http://www.atdhe.net/26376/watch-dc-united-vs-toronto-fc

Posted by: nairbsod | October 23, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

3-2 Toronto. Moreno with United's second, PK.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | October 23, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Wishing the best for Jaime from Ecuador! How is the game and atmosphere?

Posted by: redskinsux | October 23, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

@nairbsod

DC United's ownership was too incompetent to lock this game in on cable.

If it weren't for Toronto FC, you wouldn't have been able to see Moreno's last game for United.

Don't like their broadcast? TFB. It could have been Dave Johnson and a true tribute to Moreno, but DCU, showing how far the mighty have fallen, left it up to Toronto to pick up their slack.

Quit whining, at least you got to see the game.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | October 23, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Great atmosphere at the K tonight, and some lively action.

That said, that's enough boobery for one season.

For whoever asked, Chang is watching baseball tonight.

STH Q&A with Payne and Garber before the match. I wasn't there but heard secondhand that Garber lamented Chang's, shall we say, limitations as an MLS owner in DC.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | October 23, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

I missed Garber's slight on Chang, but I did note that Fenty's representative did not even read the proclamation of Jaime Moreno Day. Of course Fenty was smart enough not to show up.

Posted by: ldmay | October 23, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

Vamos, Vamos United!!!!

Approximately 160 days until the start of the season.

Posted by: Curious99 | October 23, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Goodbye, Jaime. You will be missed.

I wish this were Goodbye to Boscovic. He wouldn't be missed. What an absolute ZERO of a soccer player. Unfortunately we will continue to be stuck with this deadweight.

Same to Hernandez. Out and out stinks. Don't let the door hit you on the way out.

Jordan Graye, sorry but you are not good enough for this league. CUT!

And as long as Chang owns this team, we'll never escape the cellar. Has no idea what he is doing. None.

Posted by: Ron16 | October 23, 2010 11:12 PM | Report abuse

dumb on 3 counts

Posted by: SexyOffender | October 23, 2010 11:39 PM | Report abuse

@Mastodon_Juan
I saw the feed nairbsod is talking about and he is right. Look, we all appreciate the Toronto broadcast team for providing an outlet to watch the game, but you obviously didn't see that feed. The sideline reporter, after the game, started talking to the commentators in the booth about Jaime and they all had a good laugh about him crying. When she called him a "weeping baby" I couldn't believe it. The guy just finished his last game for a team he's been with since almost the beginning, in front of a crowd who, many of whom, came out just to honor and celebrate his career. If he didn't cry I would wonder what was wrong with him. And to ridicule him, as though he were somehow weak for showing emotion, was infuriating. To say they had no class would be an understatement.

Posted by: underhand | October 24, 2010 12:02 AM | Report abuse

Devon McTavish may not be out most dangerous attacker but why was a PK not awarded when McT was tripped in Toronto's penalty area in about the 88th minute?

Jaime went out with class as he and the fans had an emotional evening together. He slowly circled the field after the game tearfully shaking hands with the fans in all front sections. Not just Jaime, I also shook hands with McTavish and Perkins but it was Jaime's night.

DC United stunk this season but tonight at least the team set a good example of how to say farewell to a legendary players.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | October 24, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

postgame interview with Toronto's interim coach (wow, both teams had interim coaches - wonder if that ever happened before in MLS): http://torontofc.neulion.com/tfc/

Posted by: Pedalada | October 24, 2010 1:46 AM | Report abuse

Congrats to Jaime on the end of his DC United career. Great to hear that he earned and converted a PK.

Wish I could've been there, but last night was my 25-year high school reunion. I only came to one DC United match this past season (usually attend a handful each season); here's hoping that the club will rebound in 2011 both on and off the field.

Posted by: billindmd | October 24, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

As Jaime came over to La Barra Brava, Marco and Tino were standing out on the field, about 100 feet away, watching. Someone near me started calling out, "Tino". He, and Marco by his side, responded by pointing to Jaime. That was their only reaction...no wave back, no acknowledgement of being recognized other than pointing to Jaime.

It was his night, and they showed their respect and class by that gesture.

Posted by: seahawkdad | October 24, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

I'm happy for Moreno and you guys that he scored, and I thought the banners were perfect. And I would rather have seen more from the celebration and farewell at the end of the game than a pedestrian interview with DeRo. But it was Toronto's broadcast of the last game of their season, and the GolTV Canada announcers owed DC fans nothing. It was their show (literally), not yours.

As such, respect for Moreno does not figure into this, at all. To Toronto, who joined the league a few years ago, Jaime is an aging has-been, and DC is just another poor MLS team.

MLS announcers for other teams make snide comments from time to time. Brian Dunseth, on an RSL broadcast, mocked an NY player who was seriously injured and missed the rest if the season as a "cupcake." i thought that was pretty low, but it was RSL's coverage and they have no obligation to treat opposing teams with any respect.

The way around this would have been to produce a DC United broadcast. Even if it would have to be on tape delay, it could have been streamed live. It would have been the right thing to do for all of you who couldn't be at RFK.

Enough about that. I will admit: I was really moved by the goal abd the tribute, and I have loathed Moreno since 1996. Great job by DC supporters for honoring a team legend.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | October 24, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Whenever United and the city get around to building a stadium and selling the naming rights to some corporate supported, they should still name the pitch "Jaime Moreno Field" at such-n-such stadium.

Posted by: soccerman | October 24, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Mast Juan sure benefits from a good night's sleep, doesn't he.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | October 24, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Maybe the team can erect a statue of Jaime outside their new stadium...

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | October 24, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

... IN BALTIMORE.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | October 24, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Getting loud in here.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | October 24, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

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