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Joseph Ngwenya highlights

Highlights from Joseph Ngwenya's career in MLS
Joseph Ngwenya highlights

“Joe is a guy that I thought always posed big problems for defenses in our League,” said United Head Coach Ben Olsen. “He is an athletic guy that knows how to play the game, and I really do believe that his best days are ahead of him.”

D.C. United acquires forward Joseph Ngwenya

United selects Zimbabwean striker with first pick in 2010 MLS Re-Entry Draft
Joseph Ngwenya acquired

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has selected forward Joseph Ngwenya with the first pick in Stage 1 of the 2010 MLS Re-Entry Process. Per Re-Entry Process rules, D.C. United exercised the option on Ngwenya's contract and the player has been added to the club roster. The Black-and-Red also hold the first pick in Stage 2 of the Re-Entry Process on December 15.

MLS fares well at 2010 Development Academy Showcase

FCD, RSL-AZ go undefeated in U-18; DC and LA win all U-16 games
Dev. Academy Showcase

Almost 3,000 youth players took part in the 2010 Development
Academy Showcase out in Phoenix, Ariz., over the past five days. The 78 Dev.
Academy sides featured youth squads from a number of MLS teams from around the
nation.

A handful of those MLS Academy teams fared particularly well
in the three games each contested out in Arizona.

GA top Atlético reserves, finish tour unbeaten

In 2nd game in 24 hrs., MLS youngsters handle Spanish side 4-1
GA ease past Atlético

MADRID — Playing their second game in 24 hours, the Generation adidas side saved their best performance for last, thumping the Atlético Madrid reserve side 4-1 on Thursday.

Two goals from Sporting Kansas City’s Teal Bunbury, one from the New York Red Bulls’ Juan Agudelo and an own goal from Atlético’s Míchel did the damage before Pichu Atienza struck a late penalty for the hosts.

Kovalenko ponders future as Re-Entry Draft arrives

Veteran midfielder says DC return ideal solution if he's selected
Kovalenko on Re-Entry

If Dema Kovalenko has to leave the Los Angeles Galaxy, he’d at least like to find himself back in the company of friends.

The veteran Galaxy midfielder said on the eve of Wednesday’s first-ever MLS Re-Entry that if he’s picked up by another club, he’d like to once again ply his trade in the Eastern Conference, either with D.C. United, Philadelphia or Chicago.

DC's Hamid working hard to rehab shoulder

United's young 'keeper motivated to fulfill grand expectations
Hamid working on rehab

WASHINGTON – Bill Hamid’s future looks as bright as any goalkeeper’s in Major League Soccer.

Rising from the D.C. United youth academy to sign a senior contract last year, the 20-year-old promptly jumped on the fast track this past season, challenging veteran Troy Perkins for the top job and showing ample ability with 20 saves and a 1.25 goals-against average in eight league starts. Furthermore, his presence and promise have drawn comparisons to US national team stalwart Tim Howard, an MLS alum presently performing at the top echelons of the English game.

Gen. adidas get physical, edge past Rayo

FC Dallas' Marosevic scores game-winner; Cruz sees red
GA edge past Rayo

MADRID — Heavy rainfall and a physical match threatened to undo the Generation adidas side in their friendly with the Rayo Vallecano reserves, but a second-half goal from FC Dallas’ Peri Marosevic gave the MLSers a 1-0 win on Tuesday.

Marosevic powered home a header in the 51st minute, getting on the end of Dilly Duka’s corner kick after freeing himself from his marker. The FCD striker had been given the starting nod over New York’s Juan Agudelo.

Ben Olsen holiday card giveaway

Today is your last chance to win!
Holiday card giveaway

Happy Holidays from Ben Olsen!

Beginning Wednesday, December 8 and for six days after, Ben Olsen will send a holiday card and D.C. United scarf to two lucky fans that follow D.C. United on Facebook or Twitter. Here is how you can enter to win:

Teen phenom Salgado stands by US decision

Prospect responds to Chivas criticism, looks ahead to SuperDraft
Salgado sticking with US

NEW YORK – The Mexican national team has not relented in its pursuit to lure back 17-year-old MLS SuperDraft prospect Omar Salgado from the US squad. Under FIFA rules, Salgado
doesn’t have to make a final decision until age 21.

“[Mexico Under-20 coach Juan Carlos Chávez] talked to me and told me that
if I wanted to go back to Mexico, my spot was open,” Salgado told
MLSsoccer.com about a conversation held this past Sunday. “But I have already made up my mind: I want to play for the
United States. I hope that‘s how it’s going to be.”

MLS unveils players for Re-Entry Process draft

List of 35 players include big names like Angel, Schelotto, Wolff
Re-Entry players unveiled

NEW YORK -- Major League Soccer has released the list of 35 players eligible for the first ever Re-Entry Draft, which will be held over two stages on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15.

The following players were required to meet age and service requirements to participate as stipulated by the terms of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

RE-ENTRY DRAFT PLAYER LIST

Chivas USA: Marcelo Saragosa (option declined), Alex Zotinca (option declined)

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