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United Abroad: Alumni News & Notes for May 2013

Andy Najar joins his national team, Charlie Davies starts, and a Christian Gomez highlight.

Andy Najar has been called to his national team for World Cup qualifying.
Andy Najar has been called to his national team for World Cup qualifying.
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Links, links, and more links in this edition of United Abroad. It seems like everyone that used to play for our beloved team is scoring goals for their new team, except for Facundo Erpen of course. Let's get started, shall we? (For some of the links a translator app may be needed. I use Google Chrome and it translates for me, though, even with the translator, you may still not be able to understand it. But hey! That's what I'm here for!)

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Charlie Davies made his third start of the season for FC Randers in its 2-2 tie at AaB. He still hasn't scored yet, (scoreless in 23 appearances), but it looks like he did make a pass that led to a goal. It looks like Davies is finally getting some decent playing time with Randers and hopefully the starts continue. Now, about those goals Charles...

Football Every Day " Doe returns and vows to get back his goalscoring form

Francis Doe returned to action after his ankle injury that kept him out for a few games with Selangor FA. The 27 year old had some strong words regarding his comeback saying that he is ready to get back in his "goalscoring form" and "I believe we have it in us to win the title and I'm all fired up to give 100%."

AFC CUP: New Radiant sink Selangor - Soccer - New Straits Times

Doe followed up those comments starting in 0-2 loss and registered the team's only shot on target in the 80th minute. Boy, DC sure could use some shots on goal, even Doe giving them one per game couldn't hurt... right?

Ticinonews - Al Chiasso derby

Chiasso gets the win, gets three points, and Emiliano Dudar scores. Viva Chiasso!

Atlas v Santos - Mexican Liga MX - ESPN FC

Atlas loses 1-3 to Santos. Facundo Erpen doesn't score (because, why would he?), but he does get a yellow card (because, why wouldn't he?).

Wilson and Najar return to the National Team

Honduras national team coach Luis Fernando Suarez announced Sunday that Andy Najar will be joining the national team in their qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Honduras will play their first qualifying game on June 7th versus Costa Rica.

Kljestan wins second consecutive Belgian league title - Yahoo! Sports Canada

Najar's club team (Anderlecht) has also been crowned as Belgian league champs for the second consecutive year in a row, earning them a spot in the group stage of the Champions League for the second consecutive year.

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Freddy Adu didn't play during Bahia's 7-3 loss vs Vitoria, but after a coaching change, he did log 30 minutes in the club's 1-1 draw with the same team. Perhaps this is a sign of things to come for Adu with Bahia under his third coach in two months with the team. Yes, you read that right, three coaches in two months. Also, Bahia sold ten tickets to that 1-1 game. You also read that right, ten tickets. Bahia will begin play in the Brazilian League Championship this Sunday.

Rapids Branko Boskovic: ​​Difficult times - Football -

Branko Boskovic had his return to Rapid Vienna playing out differently in his head. In this article (have fun reading, translating, and interpreting this one), he talks about how he is ready to get back out there after numerous setbacks. He started this past Sunday for Rapid.

Vegalta exit ACL after home defeat | The Japan Times

Hamdi Salihi hit the winning goal for Jiangsu as they defeated Vegalta 2-1, but they still failed to advance in the Asian Champions League. With his new team, Sahili has logged fifteen appearances, six goals, and one assist. D.C. United as a team has scored a total of six goals in eleven games this season. So there's that.

New Chicago escaped the poor down from Board - Sports | UNOENTRERIOS.COM.AR

CHRISTIAN GOMEZ ALERT: GOOOOOAAAAAL! Nueva Chicago defeated El Torito Rojinegro 2-0 and Gomez put Chicago on the board with this goal in the 19th minute. And people say he's too old...

Bolivia gives payroll and former Colo Colo joins coaching staff - Terra

The Bolivian national team has announced that Marco Antonio Etchevvery has joined the coaching staff. Etchevverry last managed Sociedad Deportiva Aucas in 2009.

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That does it for the month of May, hopefully DC United can get back on track so I don't have to watch Christian Gomez highlights to cheer up or stare at Salihi's stats and play the "what-if?" game. As always, Vamos United.

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