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Another boost for revived D.C. United

One of the topics that Santino Quaranta wanted to emphasize while talking about his recovery from drug addiction and 90-day stay at a clinic in Southern California was the support of his teammates, notably midfielders Jaime Moreno and Ben Olsen.
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Santino Speaks, Part II

This is the second installment of excerpts from a conversation with D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta on June 3, about five months after he completed a 90-day stay at a drug treatment facility in Southern California. Part I appeared in Monday's edition of MLS Confidential, A feature on Quaranta's addiction to pain pills and recovery appears in the July ...
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Santino Speaks: Return from 'Dark Place'

On June 3, about a week before he spoke publicly about his drug addiction to the Washington Post, D.C. United midfielder Santino Quaranta and I sat in the dugout at RFK Stadium. After being asked a few times to shed light on what he'd gone through -- chronic abuse of opiates and the start of long road back -- he ...
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Can 'intense' Hyndman bring glory to Dallas?

This latest coaching move by FC Dallas had better work out. Otherwise, short of spending tens of millions to lure Juergen Klinsmann or Fabio Capello to these shores, or a few mil to drag Bruce Arena back into the MLS fold, I don't know what else the franchise can do.


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Size does matter

Size may be the most overrated aspect of evaluating a promising young player, but by no means is it irrelevant.


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Jozy ready to go 'big-time'

I can't say Jozy Altidore is a can't-miss, since in the roughly two decades that the USA has been exporting players outside its borders, perhaps a half-dozen could have been plastered with that designation.


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San Jose's personnel problems

Frank Yallop seldom names names when his players disappoint him yet as the Quakes lost, 3-1, to Real Salt Lake last Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium he didn't need to utter a word: the look of resignation on his face as he sat on the bench said it all.
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RSL exposes bleak San Jose future

Frank Yallop seldom names names when his players disappoint him yet as the Quakes lost, 3-1, to Real Salt Lake Saturday night at Rice-Eccles Stadium he didn't need to utter a word: the look of resignation on his face as he sat on the bench said it all.


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