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Breaking News: He's Here

The Insider has learned that Marcelo Gallardo has arrived in Washington. A few details still need to be finalized, but the former Argentine World Cup midfielder is in town and set to join the club for the opening of training camp. It's not a done deal, but the fact that he's in the country is a pretty positive sign, don't ya think?

More in Monday's print edition.....

By Steve Goff  |  January 27, 2008; 6:30 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  
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Comments

Oh, snap!

Posted by: Stan | January 27, 2008 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Any word on a Gomez trade to Colorado? Keep up the good work Goff

Posted by: Frankie Bones | January 27, 2008 6:40 PM | Report abuse

It's on!

Posted by: edgeonyou | January 27, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Rock on!

Posted by: CavFan | January 27, 2008 6:44 PM | Report abuse

nice!

Posted by: fredster | January 27, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh no he didn't!! :)

Posted by: Alamhir | January 27, 2008 6:47 PM | Report abuse

It done been brung!

Posted by: Stan | January 27, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

Finally! Please close the deal and get the team together. Six weeks to the first game?

Posted by: towson | January 27, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Sah-weeeeeet!!

I like how you roll, gansta, Goff van Insider.

Posted by: Kosh | January 27, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Goff....you da MAN!

Posted by: boda united | January 27, 2008 7:14 PM | Report abuse

DC united will win it all

Posted by: Thespecialone | January 27, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

Nice reporting Goff.

Posted by: United fury | January 27, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

I bet he's freezing his *** off.

Posted by: Chico | January 27, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Nice reporting Goff.

Posted by: United fury | January 27, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Nice reporting Goff.

Posted by: United fury | January 27, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Nice reporting Goff.

Posted by: United fury | January 27, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Let's get it on!

Posted by: BigWave | January 27, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

my bad

Posted by: United fury | January 27, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

As a (presumed) DP, I just hope he is in the mold of Juan Pablo Angel and not of Lothar Mattheus.

Posted by: Winoman | January 27, 2008 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Goff,

I don't know what I'd do without you.

THANKS!

VAMOS UNITED

Posted by: strago | January 27, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

52 days to the first home match!

Posted by: Curious | January 27, 2008 7:43 PM | Report abuse

thanks to everyone for such nice short comments! do the new players speak english?

Posted by: Atlanta | January 27, 2008 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Last season, some called out "River Plate" whenever Barros Schelloto was within earshot.

This year, we can all chant it proudly.....

Posted by: Paul | January 27, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Sweet....I can't wait for the season to begin!!

Posted by: Glen Burnie Guy | January 27, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Yes, goff is cool. Thank you very much for your diligent reporting.

Posted by: goff is cool | January 27, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I bet he's freezing his *** off.--Chico
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I've been thinking about this for all of our news guys. I can imagine them arriving for their first practice in DC's end-of-January weather and wondering, "What have I done?"

Posted by: seahawkdad | January 27, 2008 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe he wintered in Patagonia and it'll all be fine. :-)

Posted by: Stan | January 27, 2008 8:08 PM | Report abuse

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiccccceeeeeeeeeeee!

Posted by: MAX | January 27, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Gallardo is a homo. They call him "El Muneco". Ay nena! Besides, his best days are behind us. Anyone see him play recently?...

Posted by: h8r | January 27, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I'm not sure Paris is a real warm place.

Posted by: Glaucon | January 27, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Looks like Everton are about to sign Michael Bradley for $6m (from News of the World)

Posted by: Millhouse | January 27, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by: Gofffff | January 27, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Is this Marcelo Gallardo guy supposed to be good at soccer or something? Why would that be news to an audience largely made of DC United fans?

Posted by: sitruc | January 27, 2008 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Might have to go into the DC offices tomorrow to get my tickets straightened out!

Posted by: JMR | January 27, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Ohhh yeah Filomeno II is here! Rejoice.

I predict we will be greatly missing Gomez by the second week of the season.

Posted by: Skeptic | January 27, 2008 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Awesome! He is sooooo hot! This is even better than having Mario Gori! We are gonna be En Fuego in 2008!

We're here, we're queer, we're dousing you with beer! U-NI-TED! U-NI-TED! QUEERS UNITED!!!!!!

Posted by: Queers United | January 27, 2008 10:09 PM | Report abuse

How can you possibly compare Gallardo to Filomeno? Filomeno was a journeyman recovering from a serious injury who joined United from a club in the KOREAN league. Gallardo was a bonafide star at River Plate, Monaco and with the Argentine national team.

We may well miss Gomez (I already do!), but to write Gallardo off before you've seen him kick a ball is asinine.

Posted by: Goose | January 27, 2008 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Filomeno was a nobody. Gallardo is a legitimate star . AND He's HOT!

We're here, we're queer, we're dousing you with beer! U-NI-TED! U-NI-TED! QUEERS UNITED!!!!!!

Posted by: Queers United | January 27, 2008 10:26 PM | Report abuse

The Insider needs an intern to delete some posts it seems, the blog has made it :-)

Can't wait to see what this guy can do.
When will you be heading out to watch the first week of warm-ups before they head to Bradenton, Steven?

Posted by: Lonnie | January 27, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

Guys, where was the amor for me when I came to town?

Posted by: Franco Niell | January 27, 2008 11:13 PM | Report abuse

Plenty of love for ya Franco, as well as for the random Lothar Matthaus reference! Brings back fond memories of Ben Olsen fouling him hard and the Matthaus whine-athon that ensued.

Posted by: Terps_United | January 27, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

Neill, are you here yet, because I wanted to post your great song:

"They comin' to America. . . . TODAY!"

Posted by: Are you here yet? | January 28, 2008 12:13 AM | Report abuse

Our of respect for Señor Gomez, I reserve judgment on Señor Gallardo.

Posted by: Joe S. | January 28, 2008 4:19 AM | Report abuse

Paris is usually cold, wet and dreary during the winter (London gets a bad rap on rain) and is quite a bit farther north than DC. If I remember right, Paris is about the same latitude as Montreal and DC is about the same as Lisbon, Portugal.

I suspect he will enjoy DC's weather immensely.

Posted by: RRP | January 28, 2008 7:01 AM | Report abuse

Just another bad signing for the league. At 32 his best soccer is behind him and he's coming off a very bad season.....DCU looks desparate with this signing

Posted by: tex | January 28, 2008 7:58 AM | Report abuse

To write him off or claim he is a star is ridiculous at this point.

He could be a Filomeno, he could be an Emilio. But if he is just as good as Gomez what did we gain?

Posted by: Southeasterner | January 28, 2008 8:16 AM | Report abuse

oh no....this isnt good

Posted by: Christian Gomez | January 28, 2008 8:39 AM | Report abuse

Just another bad signing for the league. At 32 his best soccer is behind him and he's coming off a very bad season.....DCU looks desparate with this signing

Posted by: tex | January 28, 2008 07:58 AM


Hmmm - Blanco really tanked FC Best Buy.

Posted by: UVA-United | January 28, 2008 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Gallardo is a homo. They call him "El Muneco". Ay nena!
Posted by: h8r | January 27, 2008 08:36 PM
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And this is relevant how? Or is does MLS have some kind of cap on how many gay players a team can have?

Posted by: edgeonyou | January 28, 2008 10:37 AM | Report abuse

You can't really have a debate about it until there's facts to debate.

Posted by: viv | January 28, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Just another bad signing for the league. At 32 his best soccer is behind him and he's coming off a very bad season.....DCU looks desparate with this signing

Posted by: tex | January 28, 2008 07:58 AM

And you look stupid with this post. Have you ever hear of him. Seriously, how much do you know about SA soccer. None, I would guess. Gallardo hasn't even played his season. He got caught up in a managerial change. PSG hired favorite son Paul Le Guen and he decided to overhaul the team. Gallardo was barely with PSG at all. He's most recent full time play at River earned him the move to PSG.

Posted by: Anonymous | January 28, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

tex
do you even know him you sound so stupid
Gallardo its a great player way better than Gomez,

Posted by: jhon | January 28, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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