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United's trust in Willis' big-game mentality pays off

DC 'keeper stands out after impressing Ashton in college
Willis' big-game mentality

WASHINGTON — On August 13, with Bill Hamid serving a red card suspension, D.C. United third ‘keeper Joe Willis recorded a shutout in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in his MLS debut. Eight days later, Willis took a hard luck 1-0 loss on Aug. 21 against Sporting Kansas City.

The performances proved that Willis can hack it in MLS. But if it weren’t for ties to DC assistant coach Chad Ashton, Willis may have never made his way to the nation’s capital at all.

Chris Pontius convocado a la Selección de Estados Unidos

El mediocampista se unirá a su compañero Bill Hamid en los entrenamientos de la Selección
Pontius convocado por EE UU

Chris Pontius

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U.S.
Soccer anunció hoy que el mediocampista del United Chris Pontius ha sido
convocado a la Selección de Estados Unidos para dos amistosos frente a Costa
Rica y Bélgica. El plantel de Jurgen Klinsmann recibirá a Costa Rica en el Home
Depot Center de Carson, California el 2 de septiembre y luego viajará a
Bruselas para enfrentar a Bélgica el 6 de septiembre. 

Chris Pontius called-up to U.S. Men’s National Team

Midfielder set to join teammate Bill Hamid at training camp
Pontius called-up to USMNT
Chris Pontius has been called-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for two friendly matches against Costa Rica and Belgium

U.S. Soccer announced today that D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius has been called-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for two friendly matches against Costa Rica and Belgium. Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad will host Costa Rica at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Sept. 2 and will then travel to Brussels to face Belgium on Sept. 6.

D.C. United-Portland Timbers make-up match set for October 19

United to play three home games in final week of regular season
DC vs POR set for 10/19

Major League Soccer today announced the postponed match between D.C. United and the Portland Timbers, originally scheduled for Saturday, August 27, has been set for Wednesday, October 19. The match will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET at RFK Stadium. Tickets from the original contest, bearing the date of August 27, will be valid on October 19.

DC 'keeper Hamid hopeful of earning first US cap

United youngster appreciates the experience, but eyes playing time
Hamid hoping to earn 1st cap

WASHINGTON — The development of D.C. United’s promising young goalkeeper Bill Hamid continues to catch the eye of the new US national team coaching staff.

Andy Najar Q&A

United midfielder ready to step onto the international scene with Honduras
Andy Najar Q&A

Andy Najar vs San Jose Earthquakes - 06112011

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Andy Najar has been called-up by the Honduras National Team for two friendly matches in September

Andy Najar’s explosive career continues to take off. With
three goals and four assists in 21 matches (18 starts) this season, the 2010 MLS Rookie of
the Year has matured into one of the League’s most promising players. Now,
the young Honduran is ready to take the next step in his career by entering the
international scene, as the Honduras National Team gets ready to face Colombia
and Paraguay in friendly matches.

D.C. United-Portland Timbers match postponed

Make-up date to be announced next week
DC vs POR postponed

Citing general public safety concerns because of the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irene, Major League Soccer has postponed the game between D.C. United and the Portland Timbers, previously scheduled for tomorrow at RFK Stadium.

The game will be rescheduled and the new date and time announced next week. Tickets from Saturday’s contest will be valid on the make-up date.

VIDEO: One-on-one with Ben Olsen

Comcast SportsNet's Russ Thaler interviews United's Head Coach
1-on-1 with Ben Olsen

Entrevista con Andy Najar

El joven mediocampista habla acerca de su nueva convocatoria a la Selección de Honduras
Entrevista con Andy Najar

Andy Najar

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Tony Quinn/dcunited.com

Andy
Najar ha demostrado últimamente por qué es una de las piezas claves del D.C.
United. Con tres goles y cuatro asistencias en 21 partidos (18 de titular), el
joven catracho se ha afianzado como una de las grandes promesas de la Liga. Gracias
a su gran desempeño, Najar fue convocado una vez más por la Selección Nacional
de Honduras para disputar dos partidos amistosos frente a Colombia y Paraguay. El mediocampista de 18 años se mostró motivado
y agradecido por la oportunidad de vestir la Bicolor por primera vez.

As Najar prepares for int'l debut, United urge him to focus

DC United eager to see young phenom continue football education
Najar preps for int'l debut

WASHINGTON — D.C. United phenom Andy Najar finally will get the chance to take his game to the international stage.

After possible call-ups earlier this summer came and went without things working out, Najar was part of the roster for the next two friendlies Honduras will play on Sept. 3 against Colombia and Sept. 6 against Paraguay.

“I’m very thankful because of the opportunity Honduras gave me,” said Najar. “I just need to focus and take advantage of it.”

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