Points, pride and payback will be prime motivators for D.C. United in Saturday’s road match against the New York Red Bulls, with the visitors hoping to continue their climb up the standings while avenging a 2-0 home loss to their rivals on May 1.
But for some members of the United starting lineup, there’s also the considerable matter of asserting some job security before the international transfer window opens on Thursday. That’s when new signings Branko Boskovic and Pablo Hernandez become available to head coach Curt Onalfo, and everything could change.
Con una plantilla reforzada anímicamente con la llegada de sus dos nuevas contrataciones internacionales, el argentino Pablo Hernández y el montenegrino Branko Boskovic, el D.C. United enfrentará a los Red Bulls el sábado 10 en el Red Bull Arena de Nueva York, en la segunda y última batalla por la tradicional Copa del Atlántico que anualmente se disputan ambos oncenos.
Técnico de D.C. United, Curt Onalfo habla sobre el partido vs New York
D.C. United head coach, Curt Onalfo and midfielder, Clyde Simms discuss United's upcoming match at the New York Red Bull's new home, Red Bull Arena.
WASHINGTON -- El D.C. United anunció que ha fichado al delantero argentino Pablo Hernández. De 23 años, el atacante se une al elenco capitalino en condición de préstamo del Defensor Sporting, club de la Primera División de Uruguay, y estará habilitado para jugar una vez que reciba su permiso de trabajo.
“Pablo es un talentoso delantero con mucho potencial, y estamos felices de darle la bienvenida al equipo”, dijo el gerente general del United, Dave Kasper. “Él es un jugador muy técnico y atlético que crea oportunidades alrededor del arco”.
WASHINGTON – Progress in the US Open Cup has offered D.C. United a welcome dose of success amidst a difficult league campaign this year. But the squad had to move on quickly from Wednesday night’s USOC round-of-16 victory over the Richmond Kickers, training early the next morning before jetting off to the West Coast in advance of Saturday’s meeting with the San Jose Earthquakes.
And the first of back-to-back road matches should reveal plenty about United’s midsummer prospects.
D.C. United announced their first signing of the upcoming
transfer window on Thursday.
The four-time MLS Cup champs inked 23-year-old Argentine
forward Pablo Hernandez on loan from Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting. He is expected to be available beginning on
July 15, when the transfer window opens and United plays Seattle at RFK.
DC General Manager Dave Kasper sees the upside in the young
Argentine, who has played in the Uruguayan first division in the last two
seasons with Racing Club and most recently Defensor Sporting .
Want to see your favorite players represent MLS in the All-Star Game on July 28 vs. Manchester United? Help boost their chances of making the All-Star roster by voting today. But hurry because time's running out—voting ends midnight ET on July 6.
This year we've seen one of the best—if not the best—rookie classes in MLS history. Just this past weekend, four rookies found the net. Meanwhile, freshmen are holding down starting positions throughout the league.
Risers and fallers, who's hot and who's not … whichever way you put it, it's the ebb and flow of form and fortune that makes soccer interesting. Just as the commercial says, "In minute 23, you hate him … in minute 32, all is forgiven."
With that, we launch Ebb and Flow, our nod to the shifting momentum of Major League Soccer. This week, with just one day remaining until voting for the 2010 All-Star selection closes, we look at how recent form may have impacted the All-Star lineup.