Monday Postgame: Galaxy, Wondo, and fond farewells

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Monday Postgame

So much for the calm before the storm.

With playoff thunderheads massing on the horizon, MLS staged a surprisingly turbulent final week of the regular season. There were two hat tricks, a stunning charge in the Golden Boot race, goals from two MLS legends in the final games of their careers, and a resolution of the Supporters’ Shield and playoff picture in the very last game of the year.

So let’s put on our Wellingtons and jump in the puddles.

Galaxy Quest

Another typical performance overshadows magical night for Jaime

Defensive lapses doom team to 3-2 loss in night of tributes
It's still Jaime's night


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WASHINGTON, D.C. — So many things went right for D.C, United on Saturday night
against Toronto FC. A large, affectionate crowd filled RFK Stadium on a
pleasant fall evening, Santino Quaranta’s 2nd-minute strike provided the perfect
start to the match and a cleverly-earned penalty kick brought one last goal for
Jaime Moreno.

And they still lost 3-2.

It certainly wasn’t the way they wanted to say goodbye to
their legendary captain, but United’s harsh, troubling season culminated with
an appropriate performance against TFC.

TFC looking forward to 2011 after winning season finale

Win was first ever in last match of the season for the Reds
TFC look to 2011 after W

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Interim coach Nick Dasovic told his
Toronto FC players to remember New York.

Those on last year’s squad know all too
well what happened in last season’s finale. On a rainy night in Giants Stadium,
TFC suffered a 5-0 loss to the league worst New York Red Bulls. The loss denied
the Reds their first ever playoff berth.

Jaime Moreno: "Me voy feliz y con la misión cumplida"

El legendario delantero jugó su último partido con D.C. United
Moreno: "Misión cumplida"


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WASHINGTON- El delantero boliviano del D.C. United, Jaime Moreno, aseguró que concluye su carrera con el equipo “muy feliz por haber cumplido con su misión” de hacer algo importante en su carrera internacional y contribuir con el fútbol en este país.

Moreno jugó su último partido con los colores del club capitalino en la derrota de su equipo 3-2 frente al FC Toronto, un hecho que opacó su despedida pero que sin embargo no le impidió salir lleno de emociones de la cancha del RFK.

Lluvia de elogios para Jaime Moreno

Emotiva despedida para Moreno junto a grandes amigos y su afición
Elogios para Moreno


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WASHINGTON- El ex mediocampista boliviano del D.C. United, Marco Antonio “El Diablo” Etcheverry aseguró que con la partida de Jaime Moreno de las filas del club se va uno de los más grandes jugadores que ha pasado por la liga y que junto a él y otros pioneros ayudaron a consolidar la organización futbolística.

Post-match quotes: D.C. United 2 - Toronto FC 3

Quotes: DC vs TFC



Santino Quaranta makes it 1-0

Santino Quaranta's scores in the second minute
Quaranta's goal

A tribute to Jaime Moreno

A tribute played before the start of Jaime Moreno's final match
Jaime Moreno tribute

Jaime Moreno - Kickstart My Heart

Pre-match video played as D.C. United walked onto the field
Moreno - prematch video

Meet the Morenos

Jaime Moreno's children talk about their dad
Meet the Morenos

Jaime Moreno is a family man.  Jaime and his wife Louise have five beautiful children, who have all grown up as a part of the D.C. United family.  During our recent trip to Jaime’s home, we spoke with his children about their favorite memories watching their dad on the field and what it’s like to have a legend for a father.  Of his five children, only his daughter Lilly was a little too shy to join us on camera, but she’s still very proud of her dad, too.

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