The DC United reserve squad remained undefeated on the season by drawing the New York Red Bulls 1-1 on the road earlier today. Who scored for D.C.? None other than Christhyan Najar, the brother of our own Andy Najar, and a member of United's U-15 Academy team.
Wait what? No, not U-18. Not U-16. U-15.
So maybe by the time United sells Andy to a European team for multiple millions, his little brother can just take his place on the right wing.
Najar wasn't the only young player to contribute. A United U-23 player with the unpronounceable name of Seth C'deBaca also turned in a strong performance. Academy players Bradley Vorv, Patrick Foss, and Jannik Eckenrode also suited up for United.
In other good news, Devon McTavish played a full 90 minutes.
I've always been a big fan of the reserve league. Not only because it provides valuable professional minutes for young developing players who wouldn't find them elsewhere, but also because its a great atmosphere for fans. And also because you wind up with really cool stuff like this:
paddyfoss Patrick Foss
started in my first pro game and played well... wayne rooney's brother was marking me all game