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Moreno's Bolivian Farewell -- In D.C.
Washington Post, October 23rd, 2008 1PM

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Jaime Moreno retired from international soccer Wednesday with a cameo appearance for Bolivia in an exhibition game against El Salvador at RFK Stadium. In the stadium where Moreno's scored so many goals for D.C. United, however, it was a former United player, Eliseo Quintanilla, who scored the goal of the night as El Salvador ran out 2-0 winners.

"It was pretty emotional," said Moreno, 34, who was the youngest member of Bolivia's 1994 World Cup roster. "I had a lot of thoughts in me when I was walking off the field, thinking that was it, that's my last game, that's the last time I wear my green jersey. It would have been better if we had gotten a better result. It's definitely a sad moment, but I made a decision. It's never easy when you get older, so it was a good time to say bye to the national team right here, right in my house."

Quintanilla, meanwhile, is emerging as a key player for his country, which like the U.S. has already qualified for the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying. With just over half an hour gone, he was fouled by Bolivian goalkeeper Carlos Arias, who was then red-carded. Quintanilla, 25, scored eight minutes later on a left-footed strike from 25 yards, reminding D.C. United fans of a gifted player who arguably should never have been waived.

In order not to aggravate a knee injury before United's game against Columbus Sunday, Moreno only came in to the game after 72 minutes, and almost equalized on a header just before the end. El Salvador's Osael Romero then made it 2-0 with another long-range shot.

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