Welcome to the second installment of our D.C. United news roundups! This one is later in the day that normal, as I have been in a Nyquil induced haze for the past two days. So if my normally lucid prose is more confusing than normal, you know what to blame.
With the Richmond Kickers beating the Aegean Hawks 4-0 in the second round of the US Open Cup, it means that D.C. United will go on the road in this tournament for the first time in 42 years. While this is bad for D.C. United's home field advantage, it does work out for this humble correspondent (who lives in Richmond). I invite all of my fellow United fans in RVA to come out next Tuesday and rock City Stadium!
Dejan Jakovic is once again off for Canadian National Team duty, along with fellow countryman Dwayne De Rosario. However, Jakovic has been most notable in his appearances for Canada for getting injured and ruining D.C. United's season. If Jakovic is able to get through this round of qualifying without being injured, it will truly mean that the past is firmly behind us.
If the one thing missing in your life is more John Harkes, then I have good news for you! Harkes will be appearing on a Sirius XM show called "The Football Show." It airs between 7am and 9am every weekday, and Harkes will be one of the hosts "multiple times per week." I'm not really sure what that means, but I guess it gives him an out for whenever he is needed elsewhere. If anyone out there has Sirius XM, give it a listen and let us know how it is!
While his older brother was left off of Honduras' World Cup qualifier squad, the Honduran U-20 National team is interested in one of Andy's brothers, Denis Najar. They also came to look at two other Honduran members of the D.C. United Academy, Roberto Navas and Salmeron. I always take Honduran reporting with a grain of salt, but it says that they may be integrated into the squad at the end of June or the beginning of July.