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."
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Week 3 saw a series of comebacks, golazos and great saves. What it didn’t produce was any kind of clear consensus, since more than half the week’s games ended tied and a couple of the league’s best had a bye. Still, there are always some winners and losers in the rankings, and if you've got an issue with ours, vote for your own! All match times for this week's games are ET.
La larga espera por saber la decisión final del volante de D.C. United Andy Najar sobre a qué selección nacional defenderá, ya sea a la de Estados Unidos u Honduras, llegó a su fin.
El jugador y su club dieron a conocer que el anuncio oficial lo realizará este día martes, 5 de abril, en conferencia de prensa a partir de las 2:30 p.m. ET. Siga los detalles por FutbolMLS.com.
Supporters are encouraged to follow each of the five food trucks on Twitter. Ticket plans and game packages, as well as individual game tickets, are available for purchase at dcunited.com/tickets
Tailgate drink prices: 16oz PBR $3, 24oz Corona $5, 24oz Modello $5, Bottle Water $2
La Super Copa VI, presented by Volkswagen, kicked off this weekend under a mixture of weather conditions that included warm sunshine, driving rain, frigid cold and even a spell of marble sized hail. Despite the uncertainty associated with the weather, one fact remained clear; a new tournament champion will be crowned in 2011 as last year’s trophy winners, the Aegean Hawks F.C. were bested in their opening match.
Spartan FC (Monarch’s Soccer League) solidified themselves as the early favorite, thrashing Palmeiras (Latin American League) by a score of 7-2.