Emilio rejoins D.C. on short-term contract

United have option of retaining Brazilian forward beyond July
Emilio rejoins D.C.

Luciano Emilio

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Luciano Emilio has rejoined D.C. United on a three-month contract following a brief stay at Brazilian club Rio Branco de Americana, it was announced on Wednesday.

“Over the past several months, we’ve been in constant communication with Luciano regarding his playing future and have reached an agreement that provides United a proven MLS goalscorer at terms that take into consideration both parties’ plans for the future," United's general manager Dave Kasper said in a statement.

D.C. United to welcome Rangers to RFK

Scottish powerhouse to meet four-time MLS champs for first time
D.C. will host Rangers

Maurice Edu, Rangers

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D.C. United booked another summer visit from a major
European club, announcing Wednesday that Scottish power Rangers will be making
a visit to RFK Stadium on July 24.

Rangers are easily the most successful team in Scotland’s
history. Recently crowned Scottish Premier League champions for a 53rd time, the
Glasgow-based club also has 33 Scottish Cups and 26 Scottish League Cups to its
name, as well as runners-up medals from the 2008 UEFA Cup.

D.C. United renueva contrato de Luciano Emilio

Antiguo Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga regresa al club capitalino
Emilio regresa a DC

Washington, D.C. (28 de abril de 2010) – D.C. United anunció hoy que el club ha renovado el contrato del delantero brasileño Luciano Emilio. El atacante de 31 años regresa a United luego de militar en el Rio Branco de Americana de Brasil. Del 2007 al 2009, Emilio fue el delantero más productivo de United, siendo galardonado como Jugador Más Valioso de la Liga y Contratación del Año en el 2007. Emilio firmó un contrato de tres meses con el D.C. que incluirá una opción para alargar su estadía en la capital a finales de julio.

D.C. United re-signs forward Luciano Emilio

Former MLS Most Valuable Player rejoins the Black-and-Red
Emilio back in DC

D.C. (April 28, 2010) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed
forward Luciano Emilio. The 31-year-old returns to United following a short
stint with Brazil’s Rio Branco de Americana. From 2007 through 2009, Emilio was
United’s most productive forward and, in 2007, he captured the MLS MVP Award
and Newcomer of the Year honors. Emilio will begin a three-month term with
United that includes an option at the end of July to extend his stay. The
Brazilian will be available for selection upon receipt of his International
Transfer Certificate. 

VIDEO: Tiyi Shipalane previews FC Dallas

The former Open Cup opponent, now with D.C. is "ready to get this thing going"
VIDEO: Tiyi Shipalane

VIDEO: Brandon Barklage previews FC Dallas

He and other young players know they need "step-up and take advantage of the opportunity"
VIDEO: Brandon Barklage

Previa Copa Abierta: Onalfo habla sobre el partido vs FC Dallas

Previa Curt Onalfo

VIDEO: Curt Onalfo previews FC Dallas

The head coach discusses the team's midweek U.S. Open Cup match
VIDEO: Curt Onalfo

USOC preview: Winless D.C., FCD can finally taste victory

Familiar old Open Cup adversaries renew their rivalry at RFK
USOC preview: D.C.-FCD

The basics

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game, Wednesday at RFK Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET, streamed live at

What's at stake?

United substitutes look to add spark in Cup match

A winless D.C. United is desperate to "find a way to win"
DC reserves fill Cup

Boyzzz Khumalo, D.C. United

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Coaches of slumping teams typically face a choice familiar
to gamblers with a cold hand: either stay the course in the hopes of eventual
vindication, or take dramatic steps to shake up established routines and

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