WASHINGTON – Chris Pontius was one of D.C. United’s brightest stars entering the 2010 season. But his second year in MLS was marred by a recurrence of chronic right hamstring troubles, which initially flared up during the US National Team’s January training camp but took a dramatic turn for the worse in United’s 2-0 loss to Chicago on April 17, when part of his hamstring tore away from the pelvis bone.
NEW YORK – Muchas especulaciones se han hecho sobre el futuro del jugador de D.C. United Andy Najar, el volante lateral de 17 años que ha tomado por sorpresa a la MLS en el 2010.
¿Representará a los Estados Unidos o a Honduras? ¿Responderá al llamado de la selección Sub-20 de Honduras? ¿Entrenará con un club europeo este invierno? ¿Están sus días en la MLS contados?
Esas son emocionantes preguntas para un jugador que apenas empezó a al fútbol profesional hace tres años cuando llegó a los Estados Unidos desde Honduras. FutbolMLS.com habló con
A poco más de un mes para el cierre de una campaña que seguramente quedará en el olvido, D.C. United ya empieza a mirar hacia adelante para armar un nuevo camino. Una de las nuevas caras para el nuevo proyecto es el volante español Carlos Varela, de 33 años, quien esta semana se sumó al plantel rojinegro que dirige de manera interina Ben Olsen.
VARELA, JUNIOR & SHANOSKY MAKE THE TRIP
dcunited.com's Tony Limarzi discusses D.C. United's upcoming road game vs the Galaxy with defenders, Jordan Graye and Julius James.
CARSON, Calif. – After David Beckham played 20 minutes against Columbus last weekend, both he and Galaxy coach Bruce Arena took a wait-and-see approach regarding his possible minutes for the team’s next match.
They waited. They saw. They evaluated. And they came away satisfied.
Beckham’s participation in Saturday’s game against D.C. United is all but a certainty. But how long the Englishman plays still remains to be seen.
NEW YORK – Speculation has swirled furiously around the future of D.C. United’s Andy Najar, the 17-year-old winger who has taken MLS by storm in 2010.
Will he represent the US or Honduras? Will he answer a call-up to the Honduran Under-20 National Team? Will he be trialing with a European club this winter? Are his days in MLS numbered?
Heady questions for a player who only started playing organized soccer three years ago when he arrived to the United States from Honduras. MLSsoccer.com spoke to Chris Megaloudis of Long View Management to get the answers.
WASHINGTON — Major League Soccer’s detractors should take note of the situation presently facing Branko Boskovic.
Two weeks ago, D.C. United’s Designated Player flew back across the Atlantic for Montenegrin National Team duty and promptly played an important role in his country’s unblemished start to UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying. He started alongside the likes of Italian Serie A star Mirko Vucinic in both of the small Balkan nation’s impressive victories over Wales and Bulgaria.
WASHINGTON – They may not be positioning themselves for the postseason, but D.C. United were nonetheless one of the league’s more active players in the final hours before Wednesday’s roster freeze.
Trialists Carlos Varela and Junior Carreiro were signed, while veteran defender Carey Talley was traded to New York in the final hours before the 5 p.m. ET deadline.