Andrew Dykstra loaned to Charleston Battery

Goalkeeper will return to the Black-and-Red in May

D.C. United announced today that goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra has been loaned to USL PRO side Charleston Battery until May 20, 2012. Dykstra was previously loaned to the Battery earlier in April and posted a 1-1 record while with the club, including a shutout in 180 minutes of play.

Dykstra will be available for selection in the Battery lineup immediately. During the loan, the Charleston Battery will face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (4/27), the Antigua Barracudas (5/4), and the Rochester Rhinos (5/12).

Dykstra, a native of Woodbridge, Va., spent the 2011 season with the Charleston Battery, starting each of the 16 matches he played for the South Carolina side. The former Chicago Fire goalkeeper led USL PRO with a 0.98 goals-against average and 16 goals against, helping the Battery to an 8-6-2 record. For his efforts, Dykstra was awarded the club’s Betsy McAdams Newcomer of the Year award.