Russ Thaler and Sebastian Salazar discuss the club's recent player moves, which player will wear the Captain's armband in 2011, and the options in the upcoming MLS SuperDraft.
WASHINGTON – The offseason renovation of D.C. United turns another page on Thursday with the 2011 MLS SuperDraft — and a couple of moves made this week indicate where United may look when their No. 3 overall pick comes up.
Forward Adam Cristman was traded to the LA Galaxy on Tuesday, and though he was never going to play a prominent role in 2011, he leaves the club with only two out-and-out forwards on the current roster.
The club will participate in its sixteenth College Draft/SuperDraft on Thursday in Baltimore. Below is a history of every pick the club has made in the SuperDraft as well as picks from other types of drafts.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two first-half goals by Jabulani keyed a 2-1 victory against AdiPower in Game 5 on the third and final day of the MLS Combine.
Alex Caskey and C.J. Sapong each scored in the first half as Jabulani finished the combine with a 2-1 record. AdiPower (0-2-1) provided a response through Ryan Kinne but finished as the only team to remain winless in three games.
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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The final game of the 2011 MLS Combine ended in a stalemate, as AdiPure and AdiZero battled to a 0-0 tie.
Both sides had their share of chances in the abbreviated final game, but both AdiPure (1-0-2) and AdiZero (1-1-1) failed to capitalize and lacked that clinical edge in the penalty area.
Generation adidas signing and AdiZero forward Will Bruin spurned two first-half chances from dangerous positions.
D.C. (January 11, 2011) – D.C. United announced today that the club has sent
forward Adam Cristman to the LA Galaxy in exchange for a first round
Supplemental Draft selection. With the 2011 MLS SuperDraft taking place on
January 13 in Baltimore, the Supplemental Draft is set to occur via conference
call five days later on January 18. In exchange for the four-year MLS veteran,
United acquires the 16th overall pick in the Supplemental Draft.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Englishman John Rooney tallied his first goal of the MLS Combine on Monday to help lead AdiPure past Jabulani, 2-0, in Day 2 of the winter showcase.
Both goals came within a minute of one another in the second half, with Maryland forward Jason Herrick quickly adding to Rooney's 55th-minute tally. AdiPure remain unbeaten in two games of the MLS Combine after posting a scoreless draw against AdiPower in the showcase opener on Saturday. Jabulani fall to 1-1.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Two goals from Ecuadorian Joao Plata powered AdiZero to a 3-2 defeat of AdiPower in the second game on Day Two of the MLS Combine.
AdiZero (1-1) jumped all over AdiPower with three first-half goals and managed to hang on to the lead. Two second-half goals by Corey Hertzog made things close, but AdiPower failed to find a third goal and remain the only winless team at the Combine with a 0-1-1 record.
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D.C. United shored up their defensive group on Monday by signing 24-year-old Uruguayan defender Rodrigo Brasesco on a loan deal from Uruguayan Primera División side Racing Club. He will be available pending receipt of his P-1 Visa and his International Transfer Certificate.
Brasesco has featured prominently for Racing over the past two seasons, helping his team to the top of the Primera División in the most recent Apertura, starting all 15 league matches. During the 2009-2010 campaign, Brasesco featured in 24 matches (23 starts) in 2,106 minutes of play.