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The Prodigal Son, Freddy Adu is on trial with AZ Alkmaar

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AZ Alkmaar is where Jozy Altidore developed as well as being the current home club of another current national team player in Aaron Johansson. While Earnie Stewart, he of 101 national team caps, is the club's technical director. Hopefully, this turns out well for Freddy and he develops into the excellent player he had so much promise of being.

Cristian Fernandez signs for UD Las Palmas in Spain's Segunda Division

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We now know where Cristian Fernandez has landed after leaving D.C. United: US Las Palmas, a team in the Spanish Segunda Division. They are also one of two teams in that division that are based in the Canary Islands, about 2000 kilometers from Madrid.

D.C. interested in Cyrus Christie?

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Word out of England from Sky Sports is D.C. United may be "monitoring" right back Cyrus Christie, recently of Coventry City and currently out of contract. The article also mentions that Red Bull and Toronto are also doing likewise and not only would I presume the interest to be higher, but if D.C. is looking at this position without looking at others, someone needs to slap the phone out of Dave Kasper's hand. Let New York sign him so a a topical two-pole could be made. Nevertheless, passing this on.

Welp we taught FCD how to play a man down apparently

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FCD goes a man down due to a red card in the 10' and yet only gives up 1 goal to the metros to go down 1-0. Also Diaz didn't even make the bench for the game....I really should've gone with Pedro Morales than him on my fantasy team this week and I paid for it....c'est la vie.

DC-Fulham in in July?

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Via BR&U commenter VercengetorixII, this RT:

SVP of Sales Chad Johnson tells STMs that scoreboard unveiling will take place on July 26th when @FulhamFC hosts @dcunited at @EverBankField

— Tad Dickman (@Tdickman89) April 24, 2014 Tad is a PR coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and seeing DC on the road for a summer friendly is...interesting (the last summer friendly where DC went on the road that comes to mind is their game vs. Real Madrid in a pre-MLS Sounders Seattle), and save for Eddie Johnson's time at Fulham which predates Fulham's current owner Shahid Khan, there is no easily apparent link between DC United, Fulham or the Jags that I can quickly find, aside from the 'relegate them both!' jokes one could make. So what are your thoughts on this tidbit?

More signs of what we missed by passing on Joya

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Welp Joya showing more of what we missed in the USMNT scrimmage victory against Tijuana. He grabbed a brace. Remind me again why we passed on him?

Richmond Kickers to play RVA FC (NPSL) in 2nd Round of 2014 USOC

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The 1st Annual RVA Derby is on! The 2013 NPSL Champion RVA FC will host the Richmond Kickers May 14th at Sportsbackers Stadium in Richmond at 7 PM.

Professional Referee Organization admits error in Eddie Johnson DOGSO call

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Steve Goff of the Washington Post had quotes about this over the weekend, but the Professional Referee Organization now has its Play of the Week Article up; in it, PRO training and development manager Paul Rejer goes through the reasons why the play was a clear denial of a goal scoring opportunity. However, there is no indication of whether or not there will be any corrective action taken.

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