Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Wednesday night highlights

The Eastern conference teams took all three games from the West tonight, as the Chicago Fire finally broke their long winless streak. It's about time. Jesse Marsch returned as a sub, but now Ante Razov is done for the year. Still, they can't play much worse, and a second straight win over Colorado at home Saturday looks likely.

Freddy Adu lined up at attacking midfielder instead of at forward, and had a solid game, scoring his third goal of the year. This could be his best position for now. DC won, and so did the Revs to tighten up the standings. The West should have a similarly tough battle for 3rd and 4th. Most fans have complained about having 8 of 10 teams in the playoffs, but it does make things interesting, even if the importance of the regular season games is less because of it. Everything is still up for grabs.

Tim Howard and DaMarcus Beasley played in the Champions League 3rd round qualifiers today. Man Utd won 2-1 on the road in Romania, and should advance easily. Beasley debuted for PSV, which lost 2-3 at Red Star Belgrade, the champions of Yugoslavia. They'll need to win the return leg at home.

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