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Saturday kickaround: USA-Poland, Americans abroad, D.C. United-San Jose, Maryland routs Virginia Tech, Serbia-Estonia video

*USA vs. Poland tonight in Chicago (8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel and Galavision). I had planned to attend but, for various reasons, decided to skip it and save the travel money for future pursuits. I'll be in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the next friendly. The U.S.'s opponent at PPL Park, Colombia, defeated Ecuador, 1-0, Friday at sold-out Red Bull Arena.

*Americans abroad:
D Frank Simek and Carlisle vs. Notts County
MF Anton Peterlin and Plymouth vs. Charlton
D Edgar Castillo and San Luis at Atlas
F Sammy Ochoa and Tecos at Tigres
MFs Jose Torres and Marco Vidal and F Herculez Gomez for Pachuca vs. Pumas

*Ben Olsen will cobble together a lineup for D.C. United's match against the San Jose Earthquakes on a perfect autumn evening at RFK Stadium.

*Maryland capped a sensational week with a 7-0 rout at Virginia Tech, improving to 7-2-1 overall and 3-1-1 in the ACC. Over eight days, the Terrapins also defeated Duke and Connecticut, and the three-match scoring differential was 10-0. Tonight, Virginia will host a nonconference match against winless Alabama A&M.

*Video of a fabulous equalizer and comical own goal in Estonia's 3-1 shocker at Serbia:

By Steve Goff  | October 9, 2010; 11:07 AM ET
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, European Championship, MLS, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  U.S. national soccer team  
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"save the travel money for future pursuits."

Ummm Steve? DC isn't in the playoffs.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 9, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

Charlie Davies tweeting a quote/statement from a teammate, who says it was his car, he was driving, and that Vahrlie was in the passenger seat. Davies says his "sorry to his fans for the confusion, as this is a serious matter."

Don't know how much of that to believe, but I'd hope all of it is true.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 9, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Davies's teammate Jacques Faty has said he was driving and asked Davies to switch places and take the hit because Faty thought he would be arrested thanks to a previous infraction.
Link here:

Posted by: mjhoya12 | October 9, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse version

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | October 9, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Great. Now he's on the hook for defrauding the police.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | October 9, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

How does switching drivers make it better? He basically admits he and his friend mislead police.

Posted by: grubbsbl | October 9, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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