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Trembly has a date to miss Colorado’s date with Miami Fusion.

Seth Trembly DENVER (Friday, May 12, 2000) -- Colorado Rapids midfielder Seth Trembly will tomorrow’s Major League Soccer game against the Miami Fusion to attend his senior prom.

Rather than heading to Mile High Stadium, Trembly, 18 will bring a date to Arapahoe High School where he just finished his final term while playing for the Rapids.

Rapids coach Glenn Myernick gave Trembly permission to miss the game prior to the beginning of the season. But according to Myernick, it was done with a catch.

"We told Seth that he had to bring his date by the lockerroom to have prom pictures taken before the game," said Myernick. "We offered them a seat on the end of the bench and a nice candlelight dinner at halftime, but apparently they opted to make other plans."

Trembly joined the Rapids this season through the Project-40 developmental program and he has appeared in three games. At 17 when he joined the team, Trembly is the youngest player ever to play for the Rapids.

"He'll play a lifetime of soccer games, but there's only one senior prom," Myernick said. "But with all of our injuries as of late, I just hope when his date pins on his boutonniere, she doesn't stick him with it and he misses two weeks due to infection."

There probably wasn’t much Myernick could say to Trembly anyway since the Rapids coach himself recently skipped a league game for a night on the town. Myernick missed he team’s April 22 trip to Columbus -- and a 3-2 victory over the Crew, featuring Marcelo Balboa’s fabulous bicycle-kick goal -- to attend his daughter Kelly’s debut with the Houston Ballet.


Burn’s Graziani fined, suspended for three games

DALLAS -- Dallas Burn forward Ariel Graziani was suspended by the league for three games and fined the player $7,500 for major game misconduct during the club's 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay last Saturday.

Graziani will sit tomorrow’s home game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, and road contests against Columbus (May 20) and Chicago (May 24).

Graziani, who ranks fourth in MLS scoring with 12 points and is tied for third with six goals, was sent off with a red card in the 66th minute. The Ecuadorian national team star was trying to shake loose from Mutiny midfielder Steve Ralston, but caught him in the face with an elbow. After the ejection, Graziani went back at the referee Noel Kenny and appeared to shove him.


Chicago ties Toluca 3-3

CHICAGO -- Josh Wolff found net twice and fellow striker DaMarcus Beasley had the tying goal in injury time along with an assist to help the Chicago Fire draw Toluca 3-3 in an exhibition against the five-time Mexican League champ before 13,527 Wednesday night at Soldier Field

Beasley converted a pass from defender C.J. Brown in the 92nd minute for the equalizer.


All-Star voting starts

NEW YORK -- Fans ballots for the MLS All-Star game will appear at stadiums this weekend.

The voting for the July 29 Game in Columbus, Ohio, will continue until July 8. The ballots will also be available at over 400 specialty stores.


MetroStars try for a first

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The MetroStars head into Kansas City this weekend for a showdown with the undefeated Wizards in search of winning three straight road games for the first time in team history. The Metros dropped a 2-1 decision to the Wizards April 19 at Giants Stadium. The Metros will also be looking to snap a three-game losing streak to Kansas City.

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