D.C. United sign Argentine Pablo Hernandez

Forward comes on loan from Uruguayan side Defensor Sporting
DC sign Argentine striker

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 .

MLS All-Star online voting ends tonight!

Just hours remain for fans to select their All-Star team
ASG: 30 min left to vote!


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.

Poll: Which rookie most deserves an All-Star call?

Which of these rookies do you think deserves an All-Star nod?
Poll: Rookie All-Star?

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.

Ebb & Flow: Shifting momentum in MLS

How recent form may be affecting the All-Star selection
Ebb & Flow: All-Stars

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.

D.C. United's offense lacks sustained quality

Despite recent good form, United still troubled by lack of goals
DC attack still lacking

Feeble offensive output ranked as a major ingredient in D.C. United’s nightmare start to the season, as the Black-and-Red scored only two goals (compared to 13 allowed) during their five consecutive losses to open their 2010 campaign.

Recently, however, United have turned that horrid form around and have scored 15 goals during a 6-1-2 run in all competitions. Despite solid results, D.C. cannot afford to celebrate; sustained quality still eludes the front line, which remains a work in progress as coaches and players scrounge for the right mix of positioning and personnel.

MLS Injury Report, 7/6

The latest official word from the MLS infirmary
Injury Report, 7/6


CHICAGO FIRE -- OUT: FW Calen Carr (R quad strain); MF John Thorrington (L quad strain); DOUBTFUL: FW Patrick Nyarko (concussion symptoms); QUESTIONABLE: DF Dasan Robinson (R hamstring strain)

-- PROBABLE: DF Frankie Hejduk (R hamstring strain); DF Gino Padula (L hamstring strain)

VIDEO: Branko Boskovic's first day with D.C. United

The new midfielder was introduced to his teammates and spoke with
Boskovic's first day

D.C. United's newest midfielder, Branko Boskovic meets his team mates for the first time and they talk about how he can help the team out this summer.

Nuevo fichaje: Pablo Hernández

Nuevo fichaje: Hernandez

El delantero argentino Pablo Hernández fue presentado oficialmente por el D.C. United este martes ante los medios de comunicación. El joven atacante hablo con sobre su llegada al plantel capitalino y las expectativas de llegar a una nueva Liga tras su paso por el futbol uruguayo.

VIDEO: Pablo Hernandez interview's Tony Limarzi profiles United's new forward
Pablo Hernandez interview

Pablo Hernandez was introduced to the media today at D.C. United's training session. Watch what United's newest summer signing had to say about the Black-and-Red.

D.C. United unveil new Argentine import Hernández

Left-footed striker knows pressures of adapting quickly to MLS
DC unveil their new Argie

D.C. United kicked off their midseason makeover in earnest on Tuesday morning, introducing new signing Pablo Hernandez to the media after a hot, hazy training session at the RFK Stadium auxiliary fields.

“Obviously, I’m excited to be here,” said the 23-year-old Argentinean via translator. “I’m coming here planning to work hard and give everything I have for the team, hopefully get myself into the team and just sacrifice for the club. I’m thankful for the opportunity.”

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