06 July 2007

Late Afternoon Coffee

Yeah, this one is a little bit late getting out, for those of you who like your coffee in the afternoon as well.

Diablo Tribute: There is more information on the match planned to honor DC United great, Marco Antonio Etcheverry. Marco will captain the 1997 DC United team while they play a Hollywood United team reinforced with past MLS stars, including Carlos Valderrama, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Tab Ramos, Eric Wynalda and Alex Pineda Chacon. The match will take place on October 20th before United's final match of the regular season.

Nelsen Inks New Contract: Ryan Nelsen signed a new five year deal with Blackburn yesterday. It is good to see DCU alumni doing well, espeically in the EPL. It might have been nicer to have him shoring up the backline on Wednesday, but we got the shutout none the less. Best of luck to Ryan. Is anyone else proud that our former captain is now Blackburn's current captain?

Gomez To Destroy Celtic...Again: DC United's Christian Gomez was named a starter in the All-Star game when MLS faces Celtic. We all remember what happened to Celtic last time they ventured over. Hopefully Christian can help the All-Stars pummel the Bhoys in the first half and get a good view from the bench for the second.

United and the Copa America: Boswell started, Benny did not play last night. Ugly game overall. Bozilla did nothing to stand out, good or bad. Which isn't really a bad thing as a defender, but won't push him up the depth chart either. Moreno had an amazing blast against Peru. By the way, after the group stage only Robinho, Crespo, Cabanas, and Santa Cruz have scored more than Moreno.

DC United in US Development Academy: United, along with Chicago and New York become the first MLS youth teams accepted into the new US Development Academy. The DCenters will have a rather involved look at the DC United Youth teams sometime next week.

ESPN Doesn't Hate Soccer???: For anyone that it interested the United States v. Brazil Under-20 game will be shown on ESPN. Not just ESPNU like announced before, but also ESPN, you know the original. Game starts at 7:30.

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