D.C. United acquires 2011 Supplemental Draft selection from LA

Black-and-Red send forward Adam Cristman to Galaxy for first round Supplemental pick
Draft pick acquired from LA

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.

Rooney scores as AdiPure drop Jabulani, 2-0

Herrick adds insurance goal in Day 2 of winter showcase
Rooney scores in 2-0 win

John Rooney scored on Monday.

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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.

Plata nets two as AdiZero hold off AdiPower, 3-2

Hertzog leads AdiPower's rally with two second-half goals
AdiZero hold off AdiPower

Corey Hertzog

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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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DC ink Uruguayan defender to loan deal

Brasesco comes to MLS after featuring in Copa Libertadores
DC sign Uruguayan

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.

D.C. United ficha al defensa uruguayo Rodrigo Brasesco

Zaguero de 24 años reforzará la última línea capitalina
Rodrigo Brasesco ficha

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha fichado al defensa uruguayo Rodrigo Brasesco.

D.C. United signs defender Rodrigo Brasesco

24-year-old Uruguayan defender joins the Black-and-Red for 2011 MLS campaign
Rodrigo Brasesco signs

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed 24-year-old defender Rodrigo Brasesco.

Shanosky, White ready for D.C. United

Currently in US U-20 camp, youngsters out to impress in 2011
DC's Shanosky, White set

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Ethan White and Conor Shanosky, two of D.C. United’s most recent additions, were down in Florida for the past week, training with the US U-20 national team in an effort to impress head coach Thomas Rongen.

The duo are in contention to represent the US U-20s at the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament in April. If the Americans are successful in qualifying, they’ll head to Colombia to take part in the World Cup that begins at the end of July.

Generation adidas players on display in US U-20 scrimmage

MLS coaches get a look at Kitchen, MacMath, Salgado, and Valentin
GA players on display

Perry Kitchen, Akron

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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — With a final shot to impress MLS technical staffs ahead of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft next week, Perry Kitchen registered another efficient performance for the US U-20s at an intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday morning.

The Generation adidas player, projected to be potential No. 1 pick, played one half at left centerback and another half as a holding midfielder, at the request of the MLS coaches in attendance, who wanted to see him play multiple positions.

For Combine players, first-day jitters out of the way

With first game in books, players can settle down for next two
Combine jitters calmed

Jabulani (green) defeated AdiZero 2-1 on Saturday.

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Day one of the combine has come and gone, and for the aspiring professional players, that can only be a good thing.

Performances on Saturday won’t make or break the future MLS talent, but the nerves and excitement of finally competing on this stage certainly adds a tough wrinkle for the players involved.

The amount of experience and skill on display at this year’s Combine is certainly impressive. However, by nature, it can also be a difficult environment to succeed in, as evidenced by the day’s opening play.

MLS Combine: Jabulani overturn deficit, beat AdiZero 2-1

Cardozo punctuates greens' dominant 2nd half with late winner
Recap: JAB 2, ZER 1

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – Jabulani overturned a one-goal deficit to beat AdiZero, 2-1, in the second game of the 2011 MLS Combine's opening day.

The winning goal came in the 83rd minute from Uruguayan Paolo Cardozo. Jabulani's first goal was scored by Konrad Warzycha in the 37th minute, equalizing after Ecuadorian Joao Plata had opened the scoring for AdiZero.  

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