u-23 olympic qualifier

Discussion in 'Youth National Teams' started by fidlerre, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    any info about the location for the qualifier against st. kitts & nevis on november 19th?

    the last time i saw a little "news blurb" about the game from u.s. soccer it was still at a "to be determined" location. since the game is only a month away i would have figured they would have a location set...or at least an "un-official" location picked out.

    anyone heard or seen anything?
     
  2. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I thought I read on usldiscussions.com that the game might be on the east coast.... Charleston???
     
  3. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Washington Post says Germantown, MD. This is the place DCU played its Open Cup games. Besides the fact that it's convenient for me :D, this is a nice, if not generic (No beer, no seatbacks) facility.

    Personally, I'd rather see Charleston get it as a reward for having that kind of facility.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61939-2003Oct21.html
     
  4. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yeah, the Washington Post says its gonna be in Germantown. I'm sooooooooooooo pissed. I'm actually a dual citizen of St. Kitts/Nevis and the United States, and live in the DC area, but I have to miss the game because I have a job related trip to the state of Washington that ENTIRE week!! woa is me!
     
  5. Cweedchop

    Cweedchop Member+

    Mar 6, 2000
    Ellicott City, Md
    Regardless of the comfort levels of the seating (all bleacher seats, with the lone exceptions being the media row where they do have backs on the seats) this is a fantastic venue to watch soccer..

    The entire complex is incredible and the field is in pristine shape.. A nice little stadium feel to it..

    If D.C. United and the USSF do any kind of PR for this match, it should be an easy sell out.. That place can hold up to about 4,000 people..
     
  6. gnk

    gnk Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sweeeet! I am 10 minutes away from Germantown. Can't wait. Except it'll be cold. (Can't imagine how cold the St. Kitts players are gonna feel.)
     
  7. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think DC qualifies as the east coast.
     
  8. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Relevant quote from the Washington Post:

    "The teams will face each other in a two-game second-round series -- Nov. 15 in Basseterre, which is St. Kitts and Nevis's capital city, and Nov. 19 in Germantown. Kickoff for the second match is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The main stadium seats 3,200 but, with grassy areas behind both goals, can accommodate 3,500 to 4,000 spectators."
     
  9. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I've been to the complex but not in the stadium. The complex is huge and all the fields are some of the nicest you will find.
     
  10. GersMan

    GersMan Member

    May 11, 2000
    Indianapolis
    and in the summer, especially after rain, there are massive swarms of bugs, tormenting spectators and causing players to gulp dozens of them with every sprint down the field.
     
  11. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    CONCACAF Schedule for 2nd Round

    concacaf.com has the following posted:

    SERIES D
    15.11.2003: Basseterre, ST. KITTS & NEVIS; Warner Park (19:00)
    ST. KITTS & NEVIS – USA
    R: Carlos BATRES (GUA)

    19.11.2003: Germantown, Maryland USA; Maryland Sports Complex (19:30)
    USA – ST. KITTS & NEVIS
    R: William MATTUS (CRC)

    Batres should be a good ref to have in an away game.
     
  12. Treetaliano

    Treetaliano Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    San Diego
    Are Landon, DMB, Gooch etc going to be playing in this?

    Holy hell...we're gonna hang a hundred on 'em
     
  13. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who knows? it's a midweek game, just before the MLS Cup, so if Chicago and San Jose reached the final, I can't imagine that they would play in this game.
     
  14. kevbrunton

    kevbrunton New Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Edwardsburg, MI
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone in the MLS Conference finals games will probably not be available to the first game on the 15th -- although, if Chicago wins the semis, the teams in the Eastern Conf. final could be albeit playing just 24 hours after playing in the conference final.

    Chicago has announced that if they are in the Conference final, it will be on Friday the 14th.

    I would expect that the Western Conference final will be held on the 15th, so anyone in that game would not be available for the Qualifier.

    That could mean we'll be missing Donovan, Borchers and Beckerman. Also, at least Beasley & Gray and possibly Mapp, Pause & Jaqua could be playing a second game in 24 hours. Depending upon who Chicago might face, Convey, Buddle, Martino, Clark, Magee might be in the same boat.

    Also, do you think that the winners of the Conference Finals may not want their players playing in the game on the 19th.

    Suppose Chicago wins the Eastern Conference on the 14th, then Beasley, Gray and Mapp play on the 15th and 19th. How solid are they going to be come the 23rd for the MLS Cup.

    Likewise, if San Jose wins the Conference final, will Yallop want Donovan going a full 90 on the 19th between the Conference Final and the MLS Cup.
     
  15. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is the info from Ticketmaster:

    2004 Athens Qual. - US U23 Mens National vs St Kitts & Nevis
    Maryland Soccerplex, Boyds, MD
    Wed, Nov 19, 2003 7:30pm

    No prices on tickets and they are not for sale yet.
     
  16. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    When DCU did its Open Cup games there, it was $20 GA.
     
  17. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. halfnorsk

    halfnorsk New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    According to Ticketmaster.com, an internet pre-sale begins today, Oct. 29th, at 10am. Anyone know anything about this?
     
  19. halfnorsk

    halfnorsk New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I just got off the phone with someone at US Soccer. Apparently the internet pre-sale has technically started, but ussoccerfan.com won't be sending out the password for it until later today.
     
  20. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well if Chicago does make the conference final, I'm guessing Pause might be available and maybe one of Jaqua or Mapp. Beasley and Gray won't be though.

    At least the Columbus contingent will be good to go: Buddle, Martino, Akwari, Salyer, Eddie Johnson and Countess are ready. I haven't heard the latest on Brad Davis' injury and whether he'll be ready.

    Then that leaves some pairs where either one or the other will be available:

    Ricky Lewis or Landon Donovan
    Herculez Gomez or Jamil Walker
    DaMarcus Beasley or Bobby Convey
    Justin Mapp or Santino Quaranta
    Nate Jaqua or Alecko Eskandarian
    Logan Pause or Brian Carroll
    Kelly Gray or David Stokes

    It looks like a decent break that Chicago and DCU are facing each other in the first round because at least then one of them will be able to send several players along.
     
  21. KdaleB

    KdaleB Member

    Mar 11, 1999
    Vancouver, WA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tickets

    I bought tickets for this game but am now unable to attend. Please PM me if you'd like to purchase them from me.

    Thanks,

    Keith
     
  22. RobtheAggie

    RobtheAggie Member+

    Sep 10, 2001
    Middle Georgia
    Club:
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love to buy them, but I have a meeting until 6:30 pm that night and I am two hours away from Germantown.
     
  23. Groverboy

    Groverboy Member

    Mar 6, 2003
    The Triangle, NC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here is the text of an email I received the other day from USSoccer.com:


    SPECIAL PRIVATE SALE DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER TO USSOCCERFAN.COM
    MEMBERS: U.S. UNDER-23 MEN'S TEAM IN OLYMPIC QUALIFYING ACTION IN
    MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 19


    DEADLINE TO ORDER: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, AT MIDNIGHT



    As a special benefit to our most loyal supporters, U.S. Soccer has
    arranged for ussoccerfan.com members to have an opportunity ahead of
    the general public to order tickets - at a 20% discount - for the
    USA's only home qualifying match for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games!


    The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team (the squad that competes in
    Olympic qualifying) takes on St. Kitts & Nevis at the highly-
    acclaimed Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. on Wednesday,
    November 19, at 7:30 p.m. The match, to be played near Washington,
    D.C., is the crucial second game in a two-game, total-goals series,
    with the winner advancing to the final round of qualifying to
    determine those competing in the 2004 Olympic Soccer Tournament from
    the CONCACAF region. Game One of the series is in St. Kitts & Nevis
    on November 15.


    Special discount tickets (limit of 8 per purchaser) at the intimate
    3,200-seat venue are available starting immediately while supplies
    last until Tuesday, November 4, at midnight. The public sale will
    begin Wednesday, November 5. Private sale prices are $20 (public
    price is $25) for Midfield General Admission and $12 (public price
    is $15) for Sideline General Admission. All prices do not include
    convenience and handling charges (which will be added through
    Ticketmaster). This private sale is available to you only through
    the internet by clicking the following link:


    http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1...rtistid=892767&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=11


    You must use the following password in the space designated on the
    Ticketmaster.com order page: supporter (which must be entered in
    lower case) to take advantage of this special offer.


    Don't miss your chance to see the best young professional talent in
    the United States as the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team begins
    its 2004 Olympic quest on November 19 in Maryland. We look forward
    to seeing you at the game!
     
  24. milkduds

    milkduds Member

    May 20, 2003
    Saint Paul, MN
    Buddle & Martino

    As a Crew fan, I can tell you that Buddle and Martino will be without any MLS playoff conflicts.
     
  25. gnk

    gnk Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Buddle & Martino

    As a DCUnited fan, I can tell you that Quaranta, Convey and Warren will be without any MLS playoff conflicts as of November 9.
     

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