Washington D.C. (November 12, 2012) - D.C. United announced today that midfielder Andy Najar has been called up by the Honduras National Team for a November 14 friendly against Peru at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX at 7:30 p.m. Najar will join the Honduran Federation today.
Najar, 19, has had a fantastic third season with D.C. United, playing in
25 regular-season matches, starting 22, and notching four assists. The
converted right fullback is a product of D.C. United’s Youth Academy,
and was the second homegrown player to sign with the first team on March
22, 2010. That year, he went on to win the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year
award, as well as being named the 2010 D.C. United Volkswagen MVP. In
his young, yet illustrious D.C. United career, Andy Najar has tallied 10
goals and 11 assists in the 82 MLS matches (72 starts) in which he has
Najar has made two
appearances with the senior Honduras National Team and seven for the
U-23’s, including a run in the 2012 London Olympics in which the squad
advanced to the quarterfinals. He earned his first cap for the country
on September 3, 2011 against Colombia at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.