NEW YORK – A look at the 2011 league player rules explains why D.C. United had first dibs at acquiring Charlie Davies.
United, who finished in last place in the overall league standings last year, are currently at the top of the MLS allocation rankings, the mechanism which determines the team with first priority to acquire US national team players based overseas.
The allocation rankings are determined by reverse order of finish for the 2010 season, taking playoff
performance into account.
NUEVA YORK. – El último año ha sido realmente de arduo trabajo e interminable sesiones de recuperación para el delantero internacional estadounidense Charlie Davies, quien en octubre del 2009 sufrió un terrible accidente automovilístico que detuvo casi por completo su prometedora carrera deportiva.
Less than 18 months after a car wreck nearly claimed his life and ended his career, US international Charlie Davies is trying to get back on track with a week-long training stint with D.C. United. Should things work out for the Sochaux striker, a 12-month loan agreement has already been negotiated and agreed to.
On a Friday afternoon conference call, the 24-year-old expressed his expectations and thrill at playing for United coach Ben Olsen.
Washington, D.C. - D.C. United anunció hoy que el defensa Dejan Jakovic ha sido convocado a la Selección de Canadá para el partido amistoso internacional contra Grecia el próximo 9 de febrero. El partido se disputará en el A.E.L. FC Arena en Larissa, Greece.
La reciente convocatoria llega luego de que Jakovic participará en tres partidos internacionales con la selección canadiense en el 2010: frente a Perú, Honduras y Ucrania.
Washington, D.C. - D.C. United announced today that defender Dejan Jakovic has been recalled into the Canadian National Team. Manager Stephen Hart has named Jakovic to his squad ahead of an international friendly against Greece on February 9, 2011. Canada will face the 2004 European Champions at the A.E.L. FC Arena in Larissa, Greece.
On National Signing Day, the top college soccer programs officially began to build towards the 2011 fall season. According to NCAA rules, Wednesday marked the first day players could sign letters of intent, essentially confirming where they’ll continue their playing career.
Official announcements will be revealed over the coming weeks, as international players are enrolled, transfers confirmed and last-minute issues sorted out.
NUEVA YORK – A pesar de los reportes circulando en la prensa hondureña, el Novato del Año de la MLS Andy Najar no ha declarado su alianza con la selección de Honduras.
El miércoles pasado Radio América, una estación radial de Honduras, reportó la noticia de que Najar había dicho en una entrevista que vestiría los colores de la selección catracha.
NEW YORK – Despite reports in the Honduran press, reigning MLS rookie of the year Andy Najar has not declared his allegiance to the Honduras national team.
On Wednesday, Radio América, a Honduran radio station, reported that Najar had said in an interview that he would represent Los Catrachos.
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The South American nation of Uruguay may be comparatively tiny — its population is 3.5 million — but it has always produced talent in numbers that belie its size, having won two World Cups and finished fourth in the 2010 edition.
From the great José Nasazzi in 1930 to Diego Forlán, winner of the 2010 Golden Ball, sons of Uruguay have always found a way to out-perform expectations.
MLS clubs have recently gotten in on the act, with D.C. United signing defender Rodrigo Brasesco in January and the Chicago Fire adding forward Gastón Puerari on Thursday.