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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Women's pro soccer in Boca Raton!

This just in...The Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer is basically moving its home base to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton for the 2011 season. WPS released its schedule, which said a few of the Freedom's games may be played in the DC area, but the home field is FAU. Why would a Washington team call Boca home? Because new owner Dan Borislow, inventor of the Magic Jack, lives in Palm Beach County and he wants the team there. The team's name on the WPS schedule is Magic Jack's Washington Freedom. No word yet on whether they'll drop the Washington part of their name altogether.

Abby Wambach is among the better known players on the team. Season is April - August.

Details to come.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Is this the Best Goal Ever??

In case you haven't seen Wayne Rooney's incredible bicycle kick winner against Manchester City, here it is...He has called it the best goal of his career, and we won't argue! Where does it rank on your list of Best Goals Ever?


Friday, February 04, 2011

Davies trains w/DC in Ft Lauderdale

Just back from Fort Lauderdale Stadium, where Charlie Davies trained with D.C. United for the first time. Davies, who was in a near-fatal car accident in Oct. 2009 in Washington, D.C., had been expected to make the 2010 World Cup team, but was unable to realize that dream. He suffered a broken elbow, broken femur, tibia and tibula on his right leg, broken nose, broken forehead and eye socket, ruptured bladder, and had bleeding in the brain.

He has fought hard to get back into shape, and last March returned to the French league, where he plays for Sochaux. But he has been unable to break back into the lineup,  so he is hoping for a one-year loan to D.C. United. He is spending one week training with DC in Fort Lauderdale, and the club is evaluating him and then will make a decision on whether to sign him.

Davies said: "Physically I feel great..I've come a long long way, finally feels good to feel physically right. I've done everything I needed to do to get back to where I need to be. Now it's about playing matches, getting match fit, progressing..I think I'm on the right path.''

"There's sometimes where I feel step for step the same, and other times, where I don't feel just as right. My confidence isn't up right now. Once I get that back up, at full confidence, I'll feel exactly the same.''

DC coach Ben Olsen said: "We're all rooting for Charlie. He's come a long way from a horrific accident, and we're all hoping for the best. But we have to be realistic in our job and figure out if he's right for this club at this time. There's no question Charlie will be back, whether or not it's now , 3 months from now, 6 months from now, That's what we're here to find out.''

DC United is here until Feb. 13. They have two scrimmages on Monday, in the morning vs. Canada's U20 team and in the afternoon vs FIU. The FIU game may be open to the public.