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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Ernie Aranyosi

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.  

Recap: AdiPower, AdiPure play to scoreless draw

Defenses hold up to keep shutouts in first match of Combine
Recap: POW 0, PUR 0

AdiPower (red) and AdiPure (white) tied 0-0 on Saturday.

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LAUDERHILL, Fla. – AdiPower and AdiPure played to a 0-0 draw in the first game of the 2011 MLS Combine on Saturday.

Both sides featured some of the best defensive prospects in the draft, and it showed on the field, as chances were few and far between for both AdiPower and AdiPure.

Dartmouth’s Dan Keat had an early chance for AdiPower when Anthony Ampaipitakwong teed him up for a shot from outside the box. Keat, however, curled it over the bar.

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Dustin McCarty wants to make own name in MLS

UNC mid got Combine advice from older sibling, DC's Dax McCarty
McCarty's tips from bro

Dustin McCarty wants to make a name for himself in MLS.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – University of North Carolina midfielder Dustin McCarty has heard enough. He’s tired – and frankly fed up – of all the “Dax’s brother” references, and is committed to end them if selected in next Thursday’s MLS SuperDraft.

“It’s annoying trying to follow in my brother’s footsteps,” Dustin
McCarty told on Friday. “I want to make a new name for

2011 MLS SuperDraft first round mock draft

The experts at offer up their predictions
SuperDraft mock draft

With the 2011 MLS SuperDraft rapidly approaching (Jan. 13, 12 pm ET; ESPN2), our experts have differing views on who's headed where and which teams and players will make the biggest splash.

As the MLS Combine gets underway in South Florida on Jan. 8, senior content producer Simon Borg, director of video Jason Saghini and NCAA and D.C. United beat writer Travis Clark present their mock drafts for the first round.

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