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Andrew Dykstra re-signs with D.C. United

D.C. United have signed goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra to a new contract.  Per league and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  

Dykstra, 29, made nine MLS appearances for the Black-and-Red in 2015 (all starts), while starting all four matches in the 2015-16 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League group stage and both matches in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.  He was nominated for MLS Save of the Week four times, winning the award in Week 14 for his penalty save against Chicago’s Jeff Larentowicz.  

“We are very excited to have signed Andrew to a new contract,” General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations Dave Kasper said. “His reliability and locker room presence are irreplaceable. The coaching staff and players are very confident when Andrew's number is called.”

The Virginia native played 13 matches for United from 2014 and 2015, proving to be a reliable figure in the net for the Black-and-Red.  After Dykstra signed with D.C. United on Feb. 27, 2012, he enjoyed extreme success in USL Pro and USL. He played for USL Pro side Charleston Battery on loan in 2012, where he led the the team to the league title that season.  He spent the 2013 season on loan with the Richmond Kickers, earning USL Goalkeeper of the Year honors after posting the lowest Goals Against Average in the league.  

Prior to signing with D.C. United, Dykstra played for the Chicago Fire in 2009 and 2010, starting 17 matches in 2010.  The six-foot-four goalkeeper has 30 career MLS starts and 101 saves, as well as 54 starts in USL and USL Pro.