Jun 29, 2012

D.C. United Round-Up: Boskovic Returns, United battle PSG, D.C. Sign a Striker

There has been an onlslought of news to report from MLS Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, so enjoy!

The question about whether or not United would be retaining the services of Branko Boskovic has officially been answered today:

Boskovic signs new contract

Boskovic seemed to say all the right things about why he resigned with United:

“I’m staying because this team is really good and we have a chance to be the best in MLS. I want to help the team make the playoffs and win a championship,”

Hopefully the Black-and-Red will be rewarded for their patience in the former 'DP' with some on field production by the Montenegrin.

After news that Juventus dropped out of their summer international friendly broke the wait for a replacement team is now over:

D.C. United vs Paris Saint-Germain on July 28 at RFK Stadium

"PSG is becoming one of the most exciting and news-making clubs in all of European soccer," said D.C. United President and CEO Kevin Payne. "We are looking forward to hosting them and continuing our long tradition of playing matches against the world's top clubs for the enjoyment of our supporters."


Although the big rumor last week (Rumor has it...United set to sign Shevchenko) was about United possibly being in talks to sign former A.C. Milan and Chelsea striker, Andriy Shevchenko, D.C. did add another striker to their roster yesterday - maybe not the one fans where dreaming of:

Long Tan acquired 

“We’re happy to have Long join our organization and will look forward to him joining the team. He's an interesting prospect and a player we feel has a future upside,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper.

In a bit of irony, Long Tan scored his first and only MLS goal against D.C. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teHoSuwihuo

Tan played a total of 17 games for Vancouver scoring one goal. Long Tan | Career MLS Stats