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Saturday kickaround: D.C. United previews, CONCACAF Gold Cup results, USA vs. Panama, Red Bulls-Revolution

*Previewing the MLS match between clubs with five-game unbeaten streaks, D.C. United and the San Jose Earthquakes.

*Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer serves a tasty appetizer before the RFK Stadium soiree.

*After Jamaica clinched a berth in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Guatemala, Honduras easily overcame an early deficit to blast Grenada, 7-1. It was a rough night for all Grenadian footballers: In MLS, New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph failed to convert a penalty kick during a 2-1 loss at New York.

Gold Cup today: USA vs. Panama in Tampa, 8 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel and Telefutura. In the first match, Canada faces Guadeloupe. A U.S. victory coupled with a Canada victory or draw would clinch a quarterfinal slot next Sunday at RFK Stadium for the Americans.

*Revolution defender Ryan Cochrane would rather forget Friday night’s loss to the Red Bulls:


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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