WASHINGTON — Throughout D.C. United's 2-1 loss in a friendly to Ajax on Sunday, defender Brandon Barklage could hardly forget about the past.
Almost exactly a year ago, on May 26, Barklage played in a friendly against AC Milan and tore his ACL for the second year in a row. The injury ended his season.
“It was on my mind the entire time [against Ajax] because it’s a game that doesn’t mean anything, and I got injured in it last year,” Barklage told MLSsoccer.com.
WASHINGTON — Before Perry Kitchen’s pro debut, much was made about where the 19-year-old US youth international might line up as a pro for D.C. United.
So far, coach Ben Olsen had tabbed the promising rookie at right back and center back in league games, positions he’s played before while representing the United States at various youth levels.
Home-grown player signings and bigger, better youth academy programs have become regular news items around Major League Soccer. Most, if not all, of the league’s clubs are increasingly eager to find talent in their own backyards, for reasons of competition as well as community relations, and the trend is growing steadily – so much so that it’s easy to forget that youth development initiatives were a rarity just a few years ago.
D.C. United anunció hoy que el defensor Dejan Jakovic ha sido citado por la Selección de Canadá para participar de la Copa Oro CONCACAF 2011. La última convocatoria de Jakovic fue para un partido amistoso ante Grecia en febrero de este año.
D.C. United announced today that defender Dejan Jakovic has been called-up to the Canadian National Team for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jakovic’s last international selection came in February for a Canadian friendly against Greece.
D.C. United anunció hoy que el equipo vestirá el tercer uniforme por primera vez contra Los Angeles Galaxy el 3 de junio. El partido se jugará a las 11:00 p.m. Hora del Este en el Home Depot Center, y será transmitido a todo el país por Fox Soccer.
D.C. United announced today that the team will unveil its 2011 third kit for the first time against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a League contest on June 3. The match is set for 11:00 p.m. ET from the Home Depot Center, with FOX Soccer broadcasting the contest nationally.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
Overall thoughts on the friendly match against AFC Ajax: