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Saturday kickaround: Dempsey scores, MLS referee review, D.C. United at Colorado, USA women vs. China, Palace loss, NCAA roundup

*American Clint Dempsey scored in the 33rd minute of Fulham's 1-1 draw at West Ham. The opposing goalkeeper: Robert Green, whose blunder on Dempsey's shot from distance at the World Cup allowed the Americans to gain a point against England. American Eddie Johnson started and went 77 minutes for Fulham.

*According to the USSF's referee week in review, the disallowed goal by D.C. United's Danny Allsopp last weekend against the Houston Dynamo should have counted and United's Julius James should have been red-carded.

*United will face the Colorado Rapids tonight (9 p.m. ET, Direct Kick) outside Denver. Besides the disparity in the clubs' records, other factors working against DCU: eight goals in 13 away matches this season, a 10-game winless streak at Colorado, the Rapids are on a 7-0-3 home streak and have scored 13 times in the past four home games.

*The USA women will face China, which failed to qualify for the World Cup, in a friendly in Kennesaw, Ga., tonight, the first of two meetings over the next five days. Coach Pia Sundhage, who has had 30 players on her training camp roster, announced a list of 18 for tonight's match, which is not televised.

*Crystal Palace Baltimore completed its second-division season with an eighth straight loss, a 6-3 decision at lowly Tampa Bay. Player-coach Jim Cherneski scored twice for Palace (6-18-6).

*In front of 7,260 observers, the largest crowd in Ludwig Field history, Maryland defeated Duke, 2-0. On Tuesday, in a major nonconference match, the Terrapins will host Connecticut. ... North Carolina earned its first victory in Charlottesville in 33 years, edging Virginia, 1-0. ... Top-ranked Akron defeated Florida Atlantic, 3-0, extending its home unbeaten streak to 30, the fourth longest in NCAA history.

By Steve Goff  | October 2, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, MLS, USA 2nd division, USSF, Women  | Tags:  Clint Dempsey, D.C. United  
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WNT fans will want to click the link to check out the team visit to Michelle Akers.

Jacob, any chance of a match report?

Posted by: OWNTF | October 2, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I'll literally be running to a friends house afterwards to catch as much of the Florida game as I can right after, but as soon as I get there I'll try to have something for you guys.

Vamos United!!

Stars and Stripes Forever!!

Go Gators!!

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 2, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Any day that Maryland beats Duke is a good day.

Posted by: jmingus | October 2, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: mattygp | October 2, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse DCU coverage today from the Post? via DCU's FB page: Starting 11 vs. Colorado Rapids: Perkins; McTavish, Zayner, Jakovic, Graye; Quaranta, Morsink, Boskovic, Najar; Allsopp; Hernandez

Posted by: nairbsod | October 2, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Goff - Thanks for the reminder to do my weekly ref training.

Posted by: Chewie- | October 2, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

wow no game thread aint over til it"s over!

Posted by: DCB23 | October 2, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: SexyOffender | October 2, 2010 10:28 PM | Report abuse

DC 1 - 0 CO
Allsopp w/ his 5th of the season.

Posted by: Truckr | October 2, 2010 11:09 PM | Report abuse

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