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VIDEO: Stephen King on the 2011 U.S. Open Cup

United's midfielder says the team takes the Open Cup seriously
Stephen King on USOC

VIDEO: Bill Hamid on matches against Union and Galaxy

United's second-year goalkeeper says he is ready to play if he is selected
Hamid on Union & Galaxy

Injuries major factor for DC ahead of USOC tilt vs. Philadelphia

United likely forced to field blend of starters, reserves
DC shorthanded vs. Union

WASHINGTON – United have a long, shiny history in the US Open Cup. They've won the competition twice, in 1996 and 2008, plus reached the 2009 final and the semifinals in 2010.

The chance to add to that history continues on Wednesday, when they welcome the Philadelphia Union to the Maryland Soccerplex for a play-in game. With some player injuries to manage, coach Ben Olsen indicated that he’ll likely field a blend of starters and reserves.

Andy Najar decide jugar con Honduras

Joven volante de D.C. finalmente le da el sí a los catrachos
Najar jugará por Honduras

WASHINGTON- El delantero hondureño del
D.C. United, Andy Najar, afirmó que la decisión de jugar con las selecciones
nacionales Sub-20 y de mayores de su país le salió del corazón y que desde ya
está a disposición de los técnicos de su país para uniformarse con la Bicolor
cuando quiera que lo convoquen.

“Quiero anunciar que he tomado la
decisión de ponerme a la disposición de la selección nacional de Honduras
porque ese es el país donde nací y quiero representarlo de corazón”, dijo Najar
este martes en rueda de prensa en el Estadio RFK.

Najar decides to represent Honduras

Reigning Rookie of the Year hopes to make impact for birth nation
Najar picks Honduras

Andy Najar

Photo Credit: 
PHOTO: Matt Mathai

WASHINGTON – D.C. United midfielder and reigning MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najar ended months of speculation surrounding his international on Tuesday: He will be a Catracho.

Reading from a prepared statement, 18-year-old Najar spoke in his native Spanish and announced his intention to represent Honduras at a press conference at RFK Stadium, explaining that he would represent the Central American country if and when selected.

“It was a decision that my heart told me,” he said through a translator. “It came strictly from my heart."

Najar: "mi deseo es jugar con Honduras"

Andy se decide por Honduras
Andy se decide por la H

A continuación, se encuentra el texto leído por Andy Najar el día de hoy en conferencia de prensa anunciando su deseo de jugar a nivel internacional con su país natal, Honduras.

ANDY NAJAR:

“Buenas tardes a todos. Gracias por su presencia el día de hoy. El motivo de esta conferencia de prensa es para anunciar mi deseo de representar a mi país natal Honduras a nivel internacional con las selecciones nacionales de fútbol.

Andy Najar's Honduras statement

United's Honduran midfielder announces his desire to play for Honduras at international level
Najar's Honduras statement

Andy Najar

Photo Credit: 
PHOTO: Matt Mathai

The following is an English translation of Andy Najar's statement:

Good afternoon all. Thank you for your attendance today. The purpose of this press conference is to announce my desire to represent my birth country, Honduras, at an international level with the national soccer selections.

D.C. United look to bounce back in busy week

US Open Cup play-in and LA clash present opportunity for United
DC ready to bounce back

WASHINGTON – There’s little time for D.C. United to dwell on the weekend loss to Colorado as the team prepares for a busy week that began Tuesday.

The club trained in windy and rainy conditions, and with two games in four days – a U.S. Open Cup play-in game against the Philadelphia Union on Wednesday, before Supporters’ Shield holders LA Galaxy come to town this weekend – DC are looking to bounce back from two straight losses in league play.

U-20s: US favored to beat hosts, advance to WCup

Okugo, Kitchen lead Americans against host nation in CONCACAF QFs
USA are heavy favorites

Perry Kitchen with the US Under-20 national team.

Photo Credit: 
John Dorton/ISI

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — After two almost-perfunctory group matches, the United States U-20 team faces its first game that really, truly matters since it arrived here.

The math is simple: Win, and the US are into the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Lose, and they go home.

D.C. United reserves to play Maryland and Virginia

Black-and-Red will play 45-minute halves against local ACC powers
DC eserves to play MD and VA

Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that the club’s reserves will be taking part in truncated exhibition matches against local NCAA Division I institutions, University of Maryland and University of Virginia on Sunday, April 10 on the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park, Md.

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