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Soccer Insider: November 28, 2010 - December 4, 2010

Saturday kickaround: Maryland Terrapins, NCAA tournaments, Crystal Palace Baltimore, Jose Torres, World Cup decisions

*Read my feature about Zac MacMath, the University of Maryland and U.S. under-20 goalkeeper who is ready to turn pro. The Terrapins face Michigan at 1 p.m. today in the NCAA quarterfinals. *One quarterfinal is already in the books, and it had a familiar ending. For the third consecutive week,...

By Steve Goff  | December 4, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  2018 World Cup, 2022 World Cup, Americans Abroad, College Soccer, FIFA, MLS, Mexico, U.S. men's national team, USA 2nd division, Women  | Tags:  FIFA, MLS, college soccer  
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List of players available in MLS re-entry draft

The first MLS re-entry draft provides veterans with the freedom to move to other clubs within the league. The first stage is Wednesday, the second the following week. Players available are primarily those who did not have the option on their contract exercised and hope to retain that salary in...

By Steve Goff  | December 3, 2010; 5:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  MLS  | Tags:  MLS  
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Maryland Terrapins' Zac MacMath, a U.S. under-20 goalkeeper, planning to go pro after college season

U.S. under-20 national team goalkeeper Zac MacMath told the Insider today that he is tentatively planning to leave the University of Maryland after this junior season and pursue a career in MLS or Europe. "I am concentrating on this season first, but I'm definitely thinking that, past the season, my...

By Steve Goff  | December 3, 2010; 4:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  College Soccer, MLS  | Tags:  Maryland Terrapins  
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Friday kickaround: MLS, D.C. United, Washington Freedom, NCAA tournaments, Mexican finals

*The list of players available in the first MLS re-entry draft is expected to be released at 5 p.m. today. D.C. United will have the first overall pick in Wednesday's process. Many high-profile veterans (out of contract or had options declined) will be in the mix, but they'll come with...

By Steve Goff  | December 3, 2010; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, Freedom, MLS, Mexico  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS, Mexico, college soccer  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Mexico, NCAA

What are you going to watch? (Sorry, no Qatari games available.) Many additional matches are available at espn3.com, foxsoccer.tv (All times are Eastern) FRIDAY Italy, Lazio-Inter Milan 2:30 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel NCAA women's semifinal, Notre Dame-Ohio State 4 p.m. ESPN2, ESPNU NCAA women's semifinal, Stanford-Boston College 6:30 p.m. ESPNU...

By Steve Goff  | December 2, 2010; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  soccer on TV  
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Qatar World Cup: Local reaction to the World Cup 2022 announcement

A Post videographer was at the Newseum today to capture the reaction after the United States lost the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. United Coach Ben Olsen is among the interviewees. Video from happier times here....

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 2, 2010; 1:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  2022 World Cup  
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Video: Qatar's stadium renditions

By Steve Goff  | December 2, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
Categories:  2022 World Cup  | Tags:  Qatar, World Cup  
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Qatar World Cup: a children's treasury of Twitter snark

A look at the Twitter reaction to Qatar beating out the United States, among others, for the 2022 World Cup. @TheGoche: Bid cities for Qatar: Doha, N. Doha, S. Doha, E. Doha, W. Doha, Central Doha, S Central Doha, NNW Doha, The Surface of the Sun @MikeGarafolo: By the time...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 2, 2010; 12:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Qatar World Cup 2022: A look at the winning bidder

(Most info taken from Qatar's entry in the CIA World Fact Book here.) Population: Either 840,926 (CIA Fact Book estimate) or 1,699,435 (Qatar census estimate). Languages: Arabic (official), English commonly used as a second language. Time zone: East Africa Time (currently eight hours ahead of Eastern United States). Current FIFA...

By Matt Bonesteel  | December 2, 2010; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  2022 World Cup  
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USA falls short in bid to host 2022 World Cup, losing to Qatar; Russia beats England for 2018 event

Qatar beats out the United States for the rights to host the 2022 World Cup, FIFA announced Thursday in Zurich. Russia wins the 2018 rights.

By Steve Goff  | December 2, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (206)
Categories:  2018 World Cup, 2022 World Cup, FIFA, USA World Cup bid  | Tags:  FIFA, World Cup  
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Decision Day: 2018 and '22 World Cup

Thursday's festivities in Zurich begin with presentations by the 2018 World Cup candidates: Belgium-Netherlands is up first, followed by Spain-Portugal, England and Russia. FIFA's executive committee will then go behind closed doors to commence secret balloting. The 2018 host(s) will be determined first, then the 2022 selection. When all the...

By Steve Goff  | December 2, 2010; 12:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (134)
Categories:  FIFA, USA World Cup bid  | Tags:  FIFA, World Cup  
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Landon Donovan's inspiration: Romania vs. Argentina in the 1994 World Cup at the Rose Bowl

During his presentation on behalf of the USA World Cup bid today in Zurich, Landon Donovan revealed that his passion for international soccer was born in 1994, when, at age 12, he attended the World Cup round-of-16 match between Romania and Argentina at the Rose Bowl -- one of the...

By Steve Goff  | December 1, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  Argentina, FIFA, U.S. men's national team, USA World Cup bid  | Tags:  Landon Donovan, World Cup  
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New mechanism (MLS re-entry draft) is next opportunity for D.C. United to continue rebuilding

D.C. United has hired a head coach (Ben Olsen) and made a significant trade (Dax McCarty for Rodney Wallace). It said goodbye to Jaime Moreno (parts unknown) and Danny Allsopp (Australia), and lost Jordan Graye (Portland) in the expansion draft. It has been scouting the college scene ahead of the...

By Steve Goff  | December 1, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  D.C. United, MLS  | Tags:  D.C. United, MLS  
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Poll: FIFA's 2022 World Cup decision

Here's your chance to predict the outcome of Thursday's vote by FIFA's executive committee in Zurich: poll by twiigs.com...

By Steve Goff  | December 1, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  FIFA, USA World Cup bid  | Tags:  FIFA, World Cup  
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Wednesday kickaround: U.S. World Cup bid, Andy Najar, Americans abroad, TV listings

*Ahead of Thursday's FIFA vote in Zurich, I take a closer look at the U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup. As a reminder, the announcement of the 2018 and '22 sites will be shown live starting at 10 a.m. ET tomorrow on ESPN, Fox Soccer Channel, Univision, ESPN...

By Steve Goff  | December 1, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, D.C. United, FIFA, Germany, MLS, TV  | Tags:  FIFA, MLS, World Cup  
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Video: Jonathan Spector's two goals for West Ham vs. Manchester United in Carling Cup

American Jonathan Spector, who was falling out of favor with lowly West Ham this season, scored the first two goals during a 4-0 Carling Cup demolition of Manchester United. Spector, a defender from the Chicago area who began his career in United's youth system, started in central midfield and played...

By Steve Goff  | November 30, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, England  | Tags:  Jonathan Spector  
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Tuesday kickaround: Ben Olsen, Marcus Hahnemann, Americans abroad, TV listings, NCAA schedule

*For those who just can't get enough Ben Olsen news, I present the full story from Monday's festivities at RFK Stadium. *Wolverhampton Manager Mick McCarthy, on dropping American keeper Marcus Hahnemann in favor of Wayne Hennessey: "Marcus had no problem with it. He was absolutely terrific. I'll be sticking with...

By Steve Goff  | November 30, 2010; 10:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, England, TV  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Video: Taylor Kemp's superb late strike for Maryland Terrapins in NCAA tournament victory

By Steve Goff  | November 29, 2010; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  College Soccer  | Tags:  college soccer  
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News & notes from D.C. United news conference introducing Ben Olsen as the head coach

Ben Olsen was officially introduced as D.C. United's seventh head coach this morning at RFK Stadium. I will put together a full story later, but for now, here are a few notable items and quotes: *Contract: As an assistant coach, Olsen had a three-year guaranteed deal. The remaining two years...

By Steve Goff  | November 29, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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USA will play North Korea, Colombia and Sweden in group play of Women's World Cup

The results of the Women's World Cup draw, held today in Frankfurt: Group A: Germany, Canada, Nigeria, France. Group B: Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, England. Group C: USA, North Korea, Colombia, Sweden. Group D: Brazil, Australia, Equatorial Guinea, Norway. The tournament is next summer in Germany. The Americans shouldn't have...

By Steve Goff  | November 29, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Women  | Tags:  Women's World Cup  
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Monday kickaround: D.C. United, Women's World Cup, Barcelona-Real Madrid, Maryland Terrapins

*D.C. United will introduce Ben Olsen as the head coach at 11 a.m. ET. Watch live on the club's Web site. The print edition story is available here. *The Women's World Cup draw will take place in Frankfurt at 1:30 p.m. ET. Watch live on ESPN3.com and FIFA.com. The United...

By Steve Goff  | November 29, 2010; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (42)
Categories:  College Soccer, D.C. United, Spain, Women  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Ben Olsen to be named D.C. United coach

Ben Olsen will be named D.C. United's head coach Monday during a news conference at RFK Stadium, the Insider has confirmed. For further details, read the exclusive story posted here early Sunday. Take the poll: poll by twiigs.com...

By Steve Goff  | November 28, 2010; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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American soccer players abroad

Clint Dempsey, Fulham's top scorer, heads in the equalizer for Fulham against Birmingham (2:10 mark of the video). Eddie Johnson's golden chance late in the match is saved (3:10 mark): How select Americans playing abroad fared this weekend: GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 4-1 loss to West Brom Brad...

By Steve Goff  | November 28, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  Americans abroad  
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Ben Olsen emerges as the top candidate for D.C. United's head coaching position

After saying repeatedly that Ben Olsen is not ready to be a head coach, D.C. United is close to hiring the former midfielder and interim coach to guide the MLS club. Olsen has moved to the top of United's list and could be introduced as the head coach this week,...

By Steve Goff  | November 28, 2010; 3:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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