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Soccer Insider: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

D.C. United introduces a third jersey

D.C. United unveiled its third kit Saturday at the Washington Auto Show. It will be worn for at least one MLS home match, once or more on the road and a minimum of two times in non-league competition. What do you think of the colors and design?...

By Steve Goff  | January 29, 2011; 3:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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USSF monitoring situation in Egypt ahead of U.S. national team's friendly on Feb. 9 in Cairo

The U.S. Soccer Federation is monitoring civil unrest in Egypt, but at this time, still plans to send the men's national team to Cairo for a Feb. 9 friendly. Federation officials discussed the situation last night, spokesman Neil Buethe told the Insider on Friday, and they are in regular communication...

By Steve Goff  | January 28, 2011; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (44)
Categories:  U.S. men's national team, USSF  
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Video: Dax McCarty's bicycle kick

At the recent U.S. national team training camp, D.C. United midfielder Dax McCarty showed he has more to offer than industrious work rate and distribution skills: McCarty received solid marks for his performance in the 1-1 draw with Chile last Saturday at Home Depot Center, a friendly in which he...

By Steve Goff  | January 28, 2011; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  D.C. United, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  D.C. United, Dax McCarty  
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D.C. United to introduce third uniform

It's every hardcore supporters' dream: the third kit. D.C. United will unveil its new outfit Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Washington Auto Show at the convention center. (The club is sponsored by Volkswagen, after all.) Several players will model the uniforms at the event and a 15-by-15-foot replica jersey...

By Steve Goff  | January 27, 2011; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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Weekend soccer TV listings: FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Mexico, Asian Cup

Numerous matches are available online at ESPN3.com and foxsoccer.tv All times are Eastern What are you going to watch? FRIDAY Germany, Bayer Leverkusen-Hanover 2:30 p.m. ESPN Deportes South American U-20s, Ecuador-Bolivia 7 p.m. ESPN Deportes Mexico, Tecos-Chivas 9 p.m. Galavision SATURDAY England FA Cup, Everton-Chelsea 7:30 a.m. Fox Soccer Channel...

By Steve Goff  | January 27, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  TV  | Tags:  Bundesliga, FA Cup, La Liga, Serie A, soccer TV listings  
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Americans abroad, Oguchi Onyewu injured, San Jose Earthquakes win MLS lottery, Virginia keeper signs, USA-Chile rewind

*American defender Oguchi Onyewu departed midway through the first half with an apparent back ailment during Twente's Dutch Cup victory over PSV Eindhoven. The clubs were 1-1 after 120 minutes and Twente prevailed on penalties, 7-6. ... Midfielder Maurice Edu entered midway through the second half of Rangers' 2-0 victory...

By Steve Goff  | January 26, 2011; 5:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, MLS, Netherlands, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Americans abroad, Clint Dempsey, MLS, Oguchi Onyewu  
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Wednesday kickaround: Americans abroad, MLS lottery, D.C. United, Allsopp in Australia, Marta to Western New York

*Americans abroad: Tuesday GK Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 2-1 win at Wigan D Eric Lichaj not in the 18 for Aston Villa F Robbie Findley not in 18 for Forest's 1-0 win over Bristol City F Timothy Chandler 2 in Nuremberg's 3-2 loss at Schalke Wednesday MF Clint...

By Steve Goff  | January 26, 2011; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, Brazil, D.C. United, England, MLS, TV, Women  | Tags:  Americans abroad, MLS  
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Tuesday kickaround: Los Angeles Galaxy, D.C. United, MLS, Robbie Keane, Georgios Samaras, Maryland Terrapins, Aston Villa, local Hall of Fame

*Curt Onalfo, dismissed as D.C. United's head coach last summer, has been hired by the Los Angeles Galaxy to serve as an assistant and oversee the reserve squad. Onalfo fills the slot vacated by Cobi Jones, who went to work for the New York Cosmos club, and reunites him with...

By Steve Goff  | January 25, 2011; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, Ireland, MLS, Scotland, Youth soccer  | Tags:  D.C. United, Los Angeles Galaxy, MLS  
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D.C. United opens training camp

Greetings from Delaware, where I have arrived for a college basketball assignment tonight. (A Marriott that shares a parking lot with a Bob Evans? Life is good -- and simple.) Before heading north, I attended D.C. United's first session of training camp this morning at Greenbelt Sportsplex, an indoor facility...

By Steve Goff  | January 24, 2011; 2:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (74)
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  Ben Olsen, D.C. United  
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American soccer players abroad: 2 goals for Clint Dempsey, one for Jonathan Spector, Edson Buddle

Clint Dempsey's goals in Fulham's 2-0 victory over Stoke City: Jonathan Spector strikes first for West Ham: GOALKEEPERS Tim Howard 90 in Everton's 2-2 draw with West Ham Brad Friedel 90 in Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Manchester City Brad Guzan 90 in Hull's 1-1 draw at Reading Marcus Hahnemann...

By Steve Goff  | January 23, 2011; 4:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Americans Abroad  | Tags:  American soccer players abroad, Clint Dempsey, Edson Buddle, Jonathan Spector  
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United States, Chile play to 1-1 tie in friendly

United States 1, Chile 1 Attendance: 18,580 Scoring: Esteban Paredes (Felipe Seymour) 53rd minute; Teal Bunbury (penalty) 75th. USA LINEUP GK: Rimando (Johnson 46th); Ds Franklin, Ream, Gonzalez (Wynne 46th), Loyd (Wallace 73rd); Larentowicz, McCarty (captain), Bedoya (Alexander 83rd), Diskerud, Shea (Agudelo 60th); Wondolowski (Bunbury 60th). Coach Bob Bradley, on...

By Steve Goff  | January 23, 2011; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Chile, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Chile, U.S. national team  
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