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D.C. United, Branko Boskovic mutually agree to part ways

Montenegrin midfielder heading home to attend to family matters
Boskovic, club part ways

D.C. United and midfielder Branko Boskovic today announced that the two have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Boskovic was an integral part of D.C. United’s 2012 run to the Eastern Conference Final, starting all four playoff games.

"I have had some private family matters for several months now," said Boskovic. "It’s a difficult decision for me after a very good season here. I think that we will get better and better, but now I must leave. I wish all the best to this team and this club. This city is going to be my heart in the future."

Chris Pontius signs new contract

United inks long-term extension with club’s leading scorer
Pontius signs new deal

Lionard Pajoy acquired

Pajoy is the leading scorer for Philadelphia Union this year
Lionard Pajoy acquired

D.C. United today announced the club has acquired Colombian forward Lionard Pajoy and an international roster spot from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for midfielder Danny Cruz. The Union signed Pajoy from Colombian first division side Itagüí Ditaires in February of 2011. Pajoy will be available for selection at United’s match against Philadelphia this Sunday at RFK Stadium (5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network - TICKETS).

Brandon McDonald signs new contract

Defender signs new deal after cementing his place in backline
McDonald signs new contract
In nine matches, McDonald has helped the club earn four shutouts and a goal difference of plus five

D.C. United announced today the club has signed defender Brandon McDonald to a new contract. Since being acquired from the San Jose Earthquakes for allocation money on June 27, the central defender has become a crucial part of United’s defensive success. McDonald has played in nine matches since joining United, starting each of those contests. In that span, the 25-year-old has helped the club to a 3-2-4 record, including four shutout performances.

D.C. United acquires Austin da Luz from New York

Part of the deal which saw DC send an international spot to RBNY
Austin da Luz acquired

Austin da Luz

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D.C. United announced today the team has acquired midfielder Austin da Luz from the New York Red Bulls as part of the deal which saw DC send an international spot to New York on Saturday.

"We are excited to be adding a quality left-sided midfielder to our team," said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. "Austin is a very smart, technical player who is just coming into his own as a professional, and we are excited about his future."

D.C. United waives midfielder Junior Carreiro

19-year-old Brazilian departs Black-and-Red after three MLS appearances
Junior leaves United

D.C. United announced today the club has waived midfielder Junior Carreiro. Signed in late 2010, the Brazilian midfielder made three League appearances, registering 43 minutes for United in MLS competition during his rookie campaign. The 19-year-old suffered an ankle injury during the 2011 preseason that kept him on the disabled list for most of the current campaign.

“We would like to thank Junior for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the future,” said United General Manager Dave Kasper.

D.C. United acquires defender Brandon McDonald

United sends allocation money to San Jose Earthquakes
Brandon McDonald acquired

D.C. United announced today the club has acquired defender Brandon McDonald from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money. 

“We are excited to be acquiring a solid veteran in Brandon,” General Manager Dave Kasper said. “He is an experienced, hard-nosed player who has played at both the centerback and holding midfield spots in our league. We look forward to integrating him into our team immediately.” 

D.C. United signs Bill Hamid to new contract

First Academy player in United history to sign with first team gets new deal
Hamid signs new contract

Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2011) – D.C. United announced today the club has signed goalkeeper Bill Hamid to a new contract. With his new deal, Hamid’s salary will now count against United’s budget. Hamid became the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history to win a League contest on May 5, 2010 against Kansas City. The previous record holder was former New York goalkeeper and current Everton player, Tim Howard.

D.C. United signs midfielder Brandon Barklage

24-year-old returns for third season with the Black-and-Red, McTavish placed on DL
Brandon Barklage signed

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed midfielder Brandon Barklage. The two-year MLS veteran returns for his third season with the Black-and-Red after suffering a knee injury on May 26, 2010 in an international friendly with AC Milan. Additionally, defender Devon McTavish has been placed on the Disabled List following a concussion suffered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. during a pre-season friendly against Florida International University.

D.C. United selects forward Blake Brettschneider in 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft

2010 Conference USA Co-MVP chosen by the Black-and-Red in second round
Brettschneider selected

Blake Brettschneider

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Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that the club has selected University of South Carolina forward Blake Brettschneider with the third pick of the second round in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft. During the 2010 season for the Gamecocks, Brettschneider led South Carolina in goals (7) and assists (10), netting three game-winning strikes over the course of the campaign. Brettschneider concluded his four-season college career with 19 goals and 17 assists.

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