Como ese primer amor sincero e irrepetible que dice adiós, la despedida de Jaime Moreno marcará de por vida al D.C. United, que aunque le brinde un agasajo acorde a la magnitud de su figura, este podrá no disimular la congoja de unos hinchas con la garganta quebrantada luego de gritar 132 veces Moreno.
Entre los miles que dirán presente en el Estadio RFK, estará el argentino Christian Gómez, quien también hizo lo suyo con la casaca del United y conserva una profunda amistad con el récordman boliviano.
NEW YORK – There is an ongoing discussion taking place in
MLS circles that is central to what the league’s 34-game regular season will look
like in 2011.
In an interview with Soccer
America, MLS Commissioner Don Garber says a decision is being weighed between
“two approaches”: 1) maintaining the balanced format of 2010 in which every
team plays the others the same number of times; or 2) moving back to an
unbalanced schedule that promotes rivalries.
WASHINGTON – As part of the website’s monthlong tribute to Jaime Moreno, DCUnited.com’s Tony Limarzi recently featured the 45 goalkeepers who surrendered goals to the most prolific striker in MLS history over the course of his scintillating career.
QUÉ: Jornada 30, última de la temporada regular de la MLS
QUIÉN: D.C. United vs. Toronto FC
CUÁNDO: Sábado, 23 de octubre, 2010 (7:30 p.m. ET)
DÓNDE: Estadio RFK (Washington, DC)
TV: GolTV Canada, MLS Direct Kick, MLSsoccer.com/MatchDay Live.
WASHINGTON – Ben Olsen will lead D.C. United into battle against Toronto FC in the final game of a three-month stint as interim head coach on Saturday night, and the close of that testing tenure is surely on his mind.
Yet the departure of Jaime Moreno is just about the only topic on his lips this week, as his longtime friend and colleague prepares to ride into the sunset after one final Saturday evening at RFK Stadium.
NEW YORK – D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne has confirmed that
current DC interim manager Ben Olsen will not be a candidate for the head-coaching job in 2011.
NEW YORK – MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be among the
many soccer dignitaries in attendance at RFK Stadium on Saturday night for what
will be Jaime Moreno’s final match in a D.C. United jersey after a 15-year MLS career.
“Major League Soccer wouldn’t be where it is today without
so many of those special players who helped launch the league and helped us
achieve the level of success that we have today,” Garber told MLSsoccer.com.
“Certainly, Jaime Moreno is one of those persons.
Jaime Moreno, after 15 seasons in MLS, is done. The D.C. United legend will say goodbye on Saturday at RFK Stadium.
What he leaves behind is hard to put into words or even thoughts. He will always be remembered for his numbers—132 goals, four MLS Cups, five Best XI nods—and for the highlight images he produced as one of the subtlest magicians this league has ever seen or will ever see.
But he also leaves behind something much more. The very league itself.
MLS will bid a fond farewell to D.C. United legend Jaime Moreno this weekend. And no one will be fonder of saying adiós than the many defenders he has terrorized during his 15-year career.
“I would definitely say that,” veteran Kansas City Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad told MLSsoccer.com this week. He laughed and added, “I’m particularly happy he’s going because he’s had my number over the years.”
WATCH: Moreno's trophy case
During our recent trip to the Moreno Mansion, Jaime was gracious enough to show us his library. It’s actually less like a library and more like a shrine. The walls are lined with trophies, medals, special gifts, and photo displays highlighting key moments from his career for both club and country.