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United’s Andy Najar transferred to Belgian side R.S.C. Anderlecht

Najar becomes MLS’ first homegrown player to permanently move to a European club
Najar transferred to Anderlecht

Andy Najar training with R.S.C. Anderlecht

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R.S.C. Anderlecht

D.C. United today announced that defender/midfielder Andy Najar has been transferred to R.S.C. Anderlecht. Per team and League policy, the details of the deal were not disclosed. Najar became Major League Soccer’s first homegrown player to permanently move to a European side. Najar initially went on a training stint through the month of December before being loaned to the Belgian side for the month of January. The 19-year-old played 90 minutes in a January 11 friendly in a 4-2 victory against Dutch club SC Heracles Almelo and scored in a reserve match last week.
 

Andy Najar named to Honduras’ World Cup qualifying roster

Los Catrachos will face the U.S. on Feb. 6 to begin the Hexagonal Round
Andy Najar named to Honduras’ WCQ roster

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D.C. United today announced that defender/midfielder Andy Najar has been named to Honduras’ 23-man roster for a February 6 match against the U.S. Men’s National Team in the final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying. The game will take place at Estadio Olimpico in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and will be televised on beIN SPORT at 4 p.m. ET. Najar will join the Honduran Federation on February 1.

D.C. United introduces new executive management

Michael Williamson takes the reigns as COO/CFO; Doug Hicks assumes CMO role
New executive management

D.C. United today introduced new executive management ahead of the 2013 MLS campaign. Michael Williamson will serve as D.C. United Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer, overseeing business operations. Doug Hicks assumes duties as D.C. United Chief Marketing Officer and will lead all communications, promotional and branding initiatives. Long-time corporate partnership executive Mike Schoenbrun has agreed to join the leadership team as Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships.

D.C. United waives Long Tan

United parts ways with the forward
D.C. United waives Long Tan

Long Tan BIO 2012

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D.C. United today announced that the club has waived forward Long Tan.

“We would like to thank Long for his time and efforts here with United,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Tan, a native of Dalian, China, joined United in the summer of 2012 and went on to play in six games (three starts) while netting a goal in 231 minutes of action.

D.C. United acquires Casey Townsend from Chivas USA

Former University of Maryland striker added in exchange for 2014 second round SuperDraft pick
Casey Townsend acquired

Casey Townsend

D.C. United signs Indonesian midfielder Syamsir Alam

Attacking 20 year-old will join the Black-and-Red from C.S. Visé of Belgium
Indonesian midfielder inks deal with D.C. United

Syamsir Alam

2013 D.C. United Training Program open for registration

Elite training sessions provide the opportunity to earn a spot on the new U14 Academy team
2013 D.C. United Training Program open for registration

Academy U14 and U15s in Disney

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With the new year just underway, the 2013 D.C. United Training Program – led by Pre-Academy and Academy coaching staff – is open for registration and the winter session is just around the corner, starting on Sunday, February 3. The Training Program, which is available to the U9-U11 and U12-U13 age groups, presents a key opportunity for participants to be identified and scouted for United’s Pre-Academy squads and the recently introduced U-14 Academy Team.

Evan Raynr selected in the Supplemental Draft

The midfielder joins the Black-and-Red from UCLA
Evan Raynr selected in the Supplemental Draft

Evan Raynr

D.C. United signs John Thorrington

Midfielder joins the Black-and-Red from Vancouver Whitecaps FC
D.C. United signs John Thorrington

John Thorrington

Tickets for D.C. United’s home opener to go on sale Saturday

Single-game tickets range from $26 to $55
Tickets for D.C. United’s home opener to go on sale Saturday

D.C. United today announced that tickets for the 2013 home opener against Real Salt Lake will be on sale beginning Saturday, January 19th. Individual matchday tickets will range from $26 to $55, with facility fees included in the cost.

Single-game tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com or by calling 202-587-5000.

Single-Game Ticket Prices

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