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, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET.
*As expected, D.C. United midfielder Clyde Simms had sports hernia surgery in Munich. He'll be fine in a couple of weeks. Not that there's any hurry.
*The third-ranked University of Maryland won its eighth straight match with a 2-0 victory at Virginia. Read my match report. Among the nearly 4,000 spectators: former UVA star Jeff Agoos, the New York Red Bulls' director of scouting. He also attended No. 1 Akron's game with Creighton on
*Also on Thursday, in a women's match at Klockner Stadium, each goalkeeper figured in the first two goals of Virginia's 2-1 victory over North Carolina State. The Wolfpack went ahead on keeper Kim Kern's long free kick that eluded Chantel Jones. Later, Jones's free kick set up Erica Hollenberg's equalizer. Watch the video.
| October 30, 2010; 6:01 AM ET
Categories: CONCACAF, College Soccer, D.C. United, European Championship, FIFA, Italy, USA World Cup bid, Women | Tags: FIFA, World Cup
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