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D.C. United: where things stand

With a weekend break in D.C. United's MLS schedule, this is a good time to step back and take a look at the winless club's upcoming schedule outside of league play, its injury situation and long-term player prospects:

April 28: U.S. Open Cup prelim game vs. Dallas at RFK Stadium
Mid-May: USOC prelim vs. Real Salt Lake at RFK (if DCU advances)
May 26: AC Milan at RFK
June: Charity match vs. El Salvador national team at RFK (tentative)
Late July: Glasgow Rangers at RFK (tentative)
Early August: Blackburn Rovers at RFK (tentative)

D Bryan Namoff (head/neck) is out indefinitely
D Marc Burch (foot surgery) is out for several months
D Dejan Jakovic (fractured clavicle) is out at least a month
D Juan Manuel Peña (strained hamstring) is jogging on the side
D Barry Rice (concussion) is training on the side
MF Clyde Simms (strained hamstring) will return in a week or two
MF-F Chris Pontius (strained hamstring) is out a least a month
GK Andrew Quinn (knee surgery) is out for several months


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MF-F Junior da Silva (Brazil), 18, is eligible to sign at any time
F Edrissa Jarra (Gambia), 19, is not eligible to sign until summer

MF Tiyi Shipalane played for third-division Richmond last weekend. The long-term plan is for him to train with United during the week and rejoin the Kickers for matches when it is clear he won't be selected for D.C.'s game-day roster.

F Luciano Emilio is training in Honduras to stay fit in anticipation of a return to MLS or a move to an unspecified Mexican club. United officials have said they have no plans to retain him and would trade his rights (Philadelphia?), but given the club's attacking problems, might they change their mind? Financially, it wouldn't make much sense.

Per club policy, United officials will not disclose international targets. General Manager Dave Kasper confirmed that some players under consideration for acquisition when the summer transfer window re-opens July 15 would require a designated player contract. Technical director Chad Ashton is scheduled to embark on an overseas scouting mission soon. Africa, Europe and Latin/South America are on the list; he will probably visit two of those regions.

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By Steve Goff  |  April 21, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags: A.C. Milan, D.C. United, El Salvador, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, Marc Burch, Real Salt Lake, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, Soccer, U.S. Open Cup  
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that's a long list of injuries...seeing it like that....

Posted by: nairbsod | April 21, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

"Where things stand"?!?!

More like "where things lay on the floor, are balled up in fetal position just waiting for the last rites".

Man, do we have a lot of injuries.

And it is only April...Looks like it is gonna be a really, really long season.

Posted by: yankiboy | April 21, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

thanks anyway though Goffinho!

Posted by: DadRyan | April 21, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Apparently Ribery wants to burn a few bridges before he hops on out of town.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | April 21, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

So Chad is heading off to areas with volcanoes, earthquakes, political unrest and drug lord killings (beats hanging around RFK these days!)

Posted by: goaldigger | April 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Our "overseas" scouting is pathetic. Chad Ashton or whoever should be ashamed.

Posted by: ATPDC | April 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

or break some poor schmucks ankle.

Posted by: DadRyan | April 21, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

not sure how much a DP would really help us considering the pieces around him would still be fairly weak.

I worry a lot about Namoff. We could really use him healthy and back to his old, good form. But this thing is sure lingering on for an awfully long time. When will a decision need to be made about his ultimate future? I seem to recall reading that the whiplash doctor he has seen has said that a full resumption of his career is likely. But how much longer until that happens?

Posted by: fedssocr | April 21, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

What's left of the team won't even fill the bench. Guess they might take up more room when they have their chins hidden behind their knees as they try to not be seen while they chew their own hair.

Posted by: HerrGrumpus | April 21, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Hull down 2-0 now, and no hope to stay up. Let the Jozy speculation really begin.

Posted by: Reignking | April 21, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

DCU, where things stand...

Only place I see DCU standing is in the corner of a shoddy basement, ala, that dude at the end of The Blair Witch Project.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | April 21, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Re: Jozy and Hull... I'm not sure of the dynamics of the situation (loan status, transfer plans, etc), but I don't think I'd mind seeing Jozy play in the Championship for a year. You'd think he would likely get more playing time down there, although the level of competition obviously wouldn't push him as hard as the Prem.

Posted by: jrnail23 | April 21, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Not player related, but I hear Kevin Keegan is unemployed...

Posted by: RKoelsch79 | April 21, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Check out my keeper training video ... pass it on, let me know what you think. Thanks.

Posted by: goalkeeper | April 21, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

The back line is in awful shape and it looks like improvement is a long way off. Even if they sign an offensive player they would have to score 2 or 3 per game to stay ahead of the defense. Can we trade some draft picks to the Redskins for some defenders? Wouldn't having Brian Orakpo on the back line give the opposing offense pause?

Posted by: soccermutha | April 22, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

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