D.C. United's draft pick was not in Indianapolis at the SuperDraft, but that does not mean that he wasn't just as nervous and excited for the day. In a Q&A yesterday with dcunited.com the rookie said of his new club, "that was the club that like I always kind of dreamed about joining, and for that to actually happen is, ya know, I cant even really describe how happy I am right now."
A friend of the Colorado native shared the below Tweet after spending draft day with Taylor:
With the combine and SuperDraft coming to a close, the 2013 season feels closer than ever. The team will report to their first training session tomorrow, before departing for Florida this weekend.
Ahead of the start of preseason, rumors continue to circle about Andy Najar and whether he will remain with Anderlecht after his one month loan. But head coach Ben Olsen told MLSsoccer.com that he's "Expecting Andy to be back. That's what I'm preparing for."
With the 17th overall pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, D.C. United chose a defender out of the University of Maryland. Taylor reacted immediately to the news:
Today, D.C. United's Andy Najar played 90 minutes, in a friendly, for R.S.C. Anderlecht in a 4-2 victory over Dutch side SC Heracles Almelo. Najar is with Anderlecht for a one month loan, and will report back with D.C. United for preseason when his loan is complete.
The Washington Nationals’ very own Bryce Harper is one of seven stars in contention to be on the cover of “MLB 13 The Show,” a new video game. Voting is easy in this social media contest:
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Voting ends at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, January 11. Fans can vote up to 25 times per day.
Well folks, it’s about that time. We’re halfway through D.C. United’s shortest offseason in its history and, coincidentally, exactly two months away from our home opener on Saturday, March 9 against Real Salt Lake. Not only that, but the full-season MLS schedule was just announced today, so there’s plenty to be excited about.
March is sneaking up on us, and we like it.
After D.C. United’s schedule was released, we decided to take a closer look and highlight some things you might have missed if you were just glancing through. One thing is consistent with this year’s schedule: it provides all United fans great opportunity to catch their club at RFK Stadium. Instead of multiple mid-week games last year, D.C. United only plays once on a Wednesday at home. Most home games are on Saturdays, and have an earlier time-slot at 7:00 instead of 7:30 (for non-nationally televised games). Check out more on the schedule below:
How was your holiday break?
Joe Willis: It’s been pretty awesome. Back in St. Louis for pretty much all of it, hanging out with my family, so it was a pretty good break.
Do you have a lot of friends who are still back in St. Louis?
JW: Yeah, a lot high school friends I hadn’t seen in a while, so it was good times.
So, when are you leaving for England?
JW: I’m leaving tonight – my flight is at 6:15 p.m.