WASHINGTON — Somewhat lost in the disappointment of Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Philadelphia was Fred’s final appearance at RFK Stadium in a D.C. United uniform.
Just under half a season into his second stint in DC, Fred will be let out of his contract by United in mid-July to join the Melbourne Heart of the Australian A-League, as announced two weeks ago.
Saturday’s 22-minute shift off the bench wasn’t an easy one for the 31-year-old attacker.
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.
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 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 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.
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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.
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.
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.