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Onstad retires, will take DC coaching spot

Longtime Dynamo veteran joins United as goalkeepers coach
Veteran Onstad retires

One of the preeminent figures of Major League Soccer goalkeeping called it a career on Tuesday, as longtime San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo stalwart Pat Onstad announced his retirement after seven seasons in the league.

Onstad, who will turn 43 next month, will join the D.C. United coaching staff as the goalkeepers coach. The Dynamo did not pick up the option on Onstad’s contract following the 2010 season, and no MLS team took a shot on the three-time MLS Cup winner in the ensuing Re-Entry Draft.

Breaking down the USMNT call ups

MLSsoccer.com looks at the roster ahead of Jan. 22 friendly
USMNT call ups

Bob Bradley called a young, inexperienced group of 24 players to participate in the three-week January camp that concludes on with a friendly against Chile on Jan. 22. The group averages just a shade over 23-years-old, and half are seeking their first caps. So just who are these guys?

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Dominic Cervi (Glasgow Celtic) - The towering netminder is trapped behind Lukasz Zaluska and Fraser Forster at Celtic and is now on loan at Dundee. Will a half against Chile help him catch the eye of another club?

DC sign top rookie Najar to multi-year deal

Playmaker a proud face of United's Academy system
DCU ink Najar to deal

At the end of a season with few bright spots, D.C. United have a long list of things to do in an effort to return to their winning ways.

United checked off one of the important tasks of the offseason on Tuesday, inking talented 17-year-old midfielder and MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najar to a multi-year deal.

Pat Onstad es nombrado asistente técnico del D.C. United

Ex portero del Houston Dynamo se encargará de auxiliar a los arqueros capitalinos
Pat Onstad es nombrado as

Pat Onstad

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Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha nombrado al ex arquero del Houston Dynamo Pat Onstad como Entrenador de Porteros del cuerpo técnico que encabeza el entrenador principal Ben Olsen.

“Por mucho tiempo, Pat ha sido uno de los mejores porteros en la Liga, y estamos dichosos de tenerlo con nosotros. El ha sido un ganador y nos dará una nueva perspectiva a nuestro staff”, dijo el Técnico Ben Olsen.

Pat Onstad joins D.C. United coaching staff

Former Houston Dynamo goalkeeper becomes assistant coach alongside Chad Ashton
Pat Onstad joins staff

Pat Onstad

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Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today MLS veteran Pat Onstad has joined Head Coach Ben Olsen’s staff alongside Assistant Coach Chad Ashton. Onstad will become United’s Goalkeeping Coach after concluding a 24-year professional career that included stops in Canada, Scotland, and the United States.

“Pat has been one of the best goalkeepers in our League for a long time, and we are lucky to have him on board,” said United Head Coach Ben Olsen. “He’s a proven winner and will give us a fresh perspective on the game.”

Andy Najar renueva contrato con D.C. United

Novato del Año de la MLS firma nuevo acuerdo con plantel capitalino
Andy Najar renueva contra

Andy Najar vs FC Dallas - April 28, 2010 - U.S. Open Cup

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Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el joven mediocampista hondureño Andy Najar ha firmado un nuevo contrato con el club capitalino. Por política del club y la MLS, los términos del nuevo pacto no fueron divulgados.

“Andy tuvo una brillante temporada como novato y es uno de los jugadores con mayor promesa en la Liga”, dijo el Gerente General Dave Kasper. “Una de nuestras mayores prioridades era de renovar el contrato de Andy para reconocer sus contribuciones y a la misma vez asegurar su futuro con D.C. United”.

D.C. United signs Andy Najar to new contract

2010 MLS Rookie of the Year agrees to new deal
Najar signs new contract

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today the club has signed 2010 midfielder Andy Najar to a new multi-year contract that will see the 17-year old remain in DC for years to come. Najar became the youngest player in League history to capture Rookie of the Year honors following his five-goal inaugural campaign.

Dax McCarty convocado a la Selección de EE.UU

Estados Unidos se prepara para enfrentar a Chile y Egipto
Dax McCarty convocado a l

Washington, D.C. – La Selección Nacional de los Estados Unidos ha citado a 24 jugadores a un campamento en el próximo mes de enero, incluyendo al volante del D.C. United Dax McCarty. El equipo nacional entrenará en el Home Depor Center en Carson, California, del 4-22 de enero con miras a los compromisos amistosos del 22 de enero contra Chile en el Home Depot Center y el 9 de febrero contra Egipto en el Cairo.

D.C. United’s Dax McCarty called-up to U.S. Men’s National Team

U.S. set for friendlies versus Egypt and Chile
McCarty called-up to US

Dax McCarty with U.S. National Team

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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Men’s National Team has called-up 24 players to its January training camp, including D.C. United midfielder Dax McCarty. The U.S. Men will train from Jan. 4-22 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The U.S. will conclude its camp by facing Chile at the Home Depot Center on Jan. 22 and then travel to Cairo to take on Egypt on Feb. 9.

Sounders-Galaxy highlights 2011 MLS openers

MLSsoccer.com looks at the storylines that await fans next year
Breakdown: 2011 openers

Think it's too early to talk 2011? Think again. MLSsoccer.com Editor-in-Chief Greg Lalas takes a look at the home openers slated for next season, with an eye on some heavyweight matchups, the birth of the league's first all-Canadian rivalry and all the storylines that should make these matches worth the wait.

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