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Monday kickaround: CONCACAF Gold Cup, U.S. national soccer team, Reggae Boyz, RFK Stadium, Street Soccer USA, D.C. United, Steven Lenhart, D.C. United Women

*The CONCACAF Gold Cup moves to the New York area tonight for the Group B finales at Red Bull Arena:

Grenada (0 points) vs. Guatemala (1 point), 7 p.m. ET (Galavision,,

Honduras (4 points) vs. Jamaica (6 points), 9 p.m. (Galavision,,

With a victory or draw, the Reggae Boyz would secure first place and a 3 p.m. quarterfinal Sunday at RFK Stadium against possibly the United States. A Honduras victory would move the Catrachos into the 3 p.m. slot and drop Jamaica to the 6 p.m. match in Washington.

Where do the beleaguered Americans stand heading into Tuesday’s critical match against Guadeloupe at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.? (Did I really just write “critical match against Guadeloupe”?)

This should help explain it. Quiz later.

*A cluster of lights were not functioning at RFK Stadium during D.C. United’s MLS match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night, the result of a damaged power line. Repairs were scheduled today. Because the problem occurred shortly before gametime, power to the light tower was shut down so it wouldn’t impact other areas. All of the lights had been tested Friday. Earlier this season, a bank of lights on a separate tower failed.

For much more.....

*Post colleague Christian Davenport offers a nice piece about the fourth annual Street Soccer USA tournament in Washington. For a look at the print edition presentation, click here.

*Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer has assembled his match diary, player ratings and Steven Lenhart hairstyle analysis from United’s 4-2 loss to the Earthquakes.

*D.C. United Women, a first-year club in the second-division W League, fell to 1-2-1 with a 2-1 loss to the North Jersey Valkyries.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.


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