Greetings, members of the Black & Red United Community! My name is Mitchell Northam (or Mitch, whichever you prefer) and I'll be keeping you all informed about D.C. United alumni with a monthly report entitled United Abroad. Whether players have moved on from MLS to go overseas, or whether MLS has moved on from them, I'll have the scoop on what they are up to outside of MLS.
Charlie Davies and his Randers FC team have had an eventful last few weeks. In the semifinal for the Danish Cup, Randers faced off against Horsens. Davies saw action in the first leg playing the final 8 minutes as Randers coasted to a 1-0 victory. In the second leg, Randers won again with a score of 3-2 (4-2 aggregate) but Davies saw no action, however he was available as a sub. Randers FC will play Esbjerg FC on May 9th for the Danish Cup Final and they are seeking their first Danish Cup since 2006. Davies also didn't play in the club's 0-0 draw with Nordsjaelland over the weekend, but was again available as a sub. Davies coming in late as a reserve seems to be a theme lately with Randers' recent matches, so you can probably expect the same in the Danish Cup Final.
Freddy Adu made his debut this past weekend with his new Brazilian club, Bahia. Adu was subbed in for the final 10 minutes and played at left wing. Bahia drew even at the end with Juazeirense with a final score of 0-0. (Yawn...)
Unlike Adu, Branko Boskovic has yet to make his debut over in Austria for SK Rapid Wien.
Facundo Erpen started and played the full 90 for Atlas in their 1-0 win over Chivas. To answer your questions, yes he is still playing, and yes he is still on this side of 30 at age 29. Shocker, right?
Seems like Hamdi Salihi is fitting in nicely with his new club in China, he scored two goals in a 2-2 draw against Shanghai Shenxin.
Franics Doe watched his team (Selangor FC) lose the FA quarter cup final to Johor Darul Takzim after aggravating a previous sustained ankle injury just before halftime. Doe would not return and after the aggregate stood at 3-3 between both sides it was on to penalties. Without Doe, Selangor would lose 4-2 in PK's. Doe was then held out of his team's next two matches, and it has since been reported that he will sit out three weeks with the injury. Doe leads Selangor FC this year in goals scored with 10.
Emiliano Dudar was sent off in the final minutes of Chiasso's 1-0 victory over Winterthur. What I've tried to translate from the link above is that it was a second yellow in the 94th minute. What he was sent off for? I have no idea, but the tweets he sent out afterward are pretty entertaining.
Former DCU player and now new assistant coach of the New York Cosmos, Alecko Eskandarian appeared on the SBI (Soccer by Ives) Show earlier this month to talk about a number of topics including, but not limited to: Kim Kardashian, the Red Bull drinking celebration, concussions, and the New York Cosmos. Great interview, definitely give it a listen.
And sadly, no, there is no Andy Najar news this month.