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D.C. United news & notes

*On the day that D.C. United was finally cleared by MLS to announce the signing of Andrew Quinn, the club also had to reveal that the rookie goalkeeper will be sidelined five months with a knee injury suffered in Wednesday's training session. With Troy Perkins and Bill Hamid atop the depth chart and Josh Wicks recovering from a shoulder injury, United is in no hurry to replace Quinn. In case of injury to Perkins or Hamid, United can request a goalie from the league's player pool.

*Contrary to Luciano Emilio's claims in the Insider on Thursday, MLS says the Brazilian striker has not reached agreement on a new contract with the league. In fact, an MLS spokesman said, Emilio "flatly declined" the latest offer. Emilio's representative, Alex Solis, confirmed the league's statement. Confused? Me too. In short, for Emilio to return to MLS this spring, he must agree to a salary that a potential suitor would be willing to pay him and United, which has right of first refusal, would need to arrange a trade. The deadline is Thursday. Emilio has options in other leagues but wants to play in MLS.


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By Steve Goff  |  April 9, 2010; 5:17 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: DC United, Josh Wicks, Luciano Emilio, Major League Soccer, Troy Perkins  
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Comments

This Emilio situation has become one big soap opera the past few days. Lets focus on the Philly/DC show, titled: "The Young and the Goal-less."

Posted by: AnthonyTheGreat | April 9, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Nice feature on Mikey Bradley in the newest espn magazine

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | April 9, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

perhaps reality is like Luci's first touch: it tends to run away from him.

Posted by: hungrypug | April 9, 2010 5:49 PM | Report abuse

So is Luci purposefully trying to set DC United up as the villain for why he couldn't return to MLS-- when all along it's really him that is unwilling to accept an MLS contract?

Posted by: screamedout | April 9, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

So is Luci purposefully trying to set DC United up as the villain for why he couldn't return to MLS-- when all along it's really him that is unwilling to accept an MLS contract?

Posted by: screamedout | April 9, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Good line about emilios first touch.

I'm sure you were taking shots at his first touch back in his first year in mls when he scored nonstop.

I wonder how emilio would fare on an mls team that isn't a complete shambles. I hope we get to find out, actually.

Posted by: stairs | April 9, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

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