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Banged-up DC United finally on the mend

Ngwenya, Morsink, Burch all inching closer to full health
United on the mend

WASHINGTON — For a team that seems to face a spate of never-ending injury problems, things have been looking up lately for D.C. United.

Hitting the halfway point of their season on Saturday, DC continue to manage minutes and training levels in an effort to keep players healthy. During Wednesday’s training session, several regulars were given a lighter load, with a reserve-heavy side going through the motions.

A few injured players were back, meanwhile, and are all slowly creeping towards full fitness.

Highlights: D.C. United Reserves vs Philadelphia Union Reserves

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Highlights - Reserve League

De Rosario, McDonald leave an impression for United

DC newcomers add veteran leadership and savvy to young side
DeRo, McDonald impress

WASHINGTON – D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen wasted no time throwing his two newest acquisitions into the mix.

Dwayne De Rosario and Brandon McDonald were both in the starting lineup and played 90 minutes in Saturday night’s 2-2 draw against the East-leading Philadelphia Union.

It took De Rosario less than 45 minutes to leave his mark on the game, setting up Josh Wolff for the game’s first goal, and impressing his new head coach.

D.C. United to Host 12th Annual Armed Forces & Veterans Appreciation Day

Festivities begin ahead of July 20 contest with New England Revolution
Armed Forces Day

D.C. United announced today that the club will host its 12th Annual Armed Forces and Veterans Appreciation Day match on Wednesday, July 20 at RFK Stadium as the Black-and-Red take on New England. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The event will feature programs throughout the day in support of our area Armed Forces, Veterans and their families, and is supported in part by American Airlines, GEICO, Thermopylae Sciences + Technology, UNITED BANK and Verizon Wireless.

Andy Najar named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match

The United midfielder earns his fourth fan honor of the season
Najar named MOTM

Andy Najar

Photo Credit: 
Tony Quinn/dcunited.com

Andy Najar was named Lenkersdorfer Fine Jewelers Man of the Match for Matchday 16 of the MLS Regular Season today based on fan voting conducted on dcunited.com.  

LENKERSDORFER FINE JEWELERS MOTM VOTING

After each match, visit visit facebook.com/dcunited or dcunited.com to cast your vote. Every match you vote in earns you another chance to win.

Najar: Fue mi mejor gol

El joven hondureño de D.C. todavía no cree haberle metido el impresionante tanto a Mondragón
Najar: mi mejor gol

WASHINGTON, DC.- El mediocampista hondureño, Andy Najar, se mostró sorprendido por su gol de larga distancia que sirvió para dar la ventaja parcial 2-1 al D.C. United en el encuentro que su club empató 2-2 con Philadelphia Union en el RFK, aunque lamentó que nuevamente no hayan podido mantener la ventaja en el marcador.

“No puedo creer que haya marcado un gol de larga distancia”, dijo Najar después del encuentro al comentar su tiro que le mereció el reconocimiento como Jugador del Partido.

Declaraciones de Andy Najar luego de D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 2

Declaraciones de Andy Najar

A pesar de haber empatado de local nuevamente, el mediocampista hondureño fue la figura del equipo y anotó su segundo gol de la temporada con un gran remate de media distancia.

Post match quotes: D.C. United 2 - Philadelphia Union 2

Post match quotes DC vs PHI

D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN

Thoughts on the match:

It is obviously disappointing to tie again, and it hurts a little bit more because it was the second one [at home]. But putting that aside, we brought two new guys into the team this week, and I thought it was a pretty good game overall. It was a pretty entertaining game.

GOAL: Andy Najar's golazo

United's second year winger blasts a goal from distance
GOAL: Andy Najar's golazo

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D.C. United 2, Philadelphia Union 1. Andy Najar (D.C. United) releases a shot from 30 yards out and scores his 2nd of the season.

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