United Abroad: Alumni News & Notes for July 2013

Najar puts his head to good use by winning a ball here. He scored a goal with it last week. - Mitchell Layton

Najar returns to the DMV, Emiliano Dudar is on the move, and quotes from Hamdi Salihi.

While you're waiting to hear more good news on DC United's stadium situation, indulge yourself in your monthly serving of United Abroad. Our menu today: goals... and stuff.

Syamim saves T-Team - Soccer - New Straits Times

Francis Doe had a pretty nice free kick a few weeks ago for Selangor. His goal helped them win the game and avoid relegation for this coming season. For the goal, skip to the 51 second mark.

Sion FC sign new transfer

Emiliano Dudar is on the move! After spending last season with Chiasso of the Swiss league he has moved on to FC Sion, also of the Swiss league. The 32 year old defender signed a one year deal just weeks ago and has already played in a friendly for his new club.

Facundo Erpen out three weeks due to injury | Tom's Hardware

Facundo Erpen of Atlas will be out a few weeks with a right leg injury. So, that sucks. Get well soon.

Andy Najar scores game-winner, puts Honduras through to Gold Cup semifinals - Black And Red United
(If you're asking yourself, "did he just link us to another Black & Red United post?" the answer is, "yup.")

Using Adam's words, "our Andy" (and yes, agreed, he'll always be OUR Andy) returned to the DMV recently and didn't disappoint scoring the game's only goal (and his first international one) on a header in the 49th minute. The goal gave Honduras the win over Costa Rica and helped them reach the semi-finals of the Gold Cup where, last night, they ran up against our USMNT and lost 3-1 at the hands (or feet I should say) of Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan, and the rest of the stars and stripes crew. Anyhow, check out Najar's header via You-Tube.

American Exports: Freddy Adu sees first minutes in Brazil for Bahia since May | MLSsoccer.com

Freddy Adu got some clock this past week for Bahia, playing 13 minutes in the club's tie versus Vitoria. It was Adu's first appearance in over a month and hopefully, the appearances continue and lead to starts for our young alumnus.

Salihi: "Albania may qualify for Brazil" - FIFA.com

Strong and confident words from the Albanian striker, but hey, he's right. Albania actually has a shot at qualifying for the World Cup. Check out this article of FIFA.com where Salihi talks about the qualifying run, his career thus far, optimism, and travel (Translation needed).

That does it for this month, check out the poll. Oh, and... PRAY THAT THIS STADIUM DEAL GOES THROUGH!

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