Good news, D.C. United fans: homebrewers will continue to be represented on los Capitalinos' 2016 roster. The club announced today that they have re-signed reserve goalkeeper and Belgian beer aficionado Andrew Dykstra. Terms of the deal (as always) were not announced.
The just-turned 30-year-old joined United prior to the 2012 season and spent his first two years in Black-and-Red... not actually wearing much of those colors (notwithstanding the whole goalie jersey thing), going on loan to the USL Charleston Battery and Richmond Kickers. In 2014, he fought his way past Joe Willis to the #2 spot on the depth chart, where he has remained ever since.
In 2015, the Woodbridge, Va. native and VCU product made 15 appearances for United across all competitions, all of them starts. Generally considered by D.C. fans to be a reliable backup, the out-of-contract Dykstra's re-signing will probably be accompanied with some sighs of relief as 'keeper is now one fewer position that Dave Kasper & Co. will need to sort out before preseason training camp begins in just 10 days.
In our annual season review, 79% of B&RU readers said they wanted to see Dykstra's #50 shirt back for 2016, and they'll be getting their way. Let us know in the comments what you think of the latest move out of RFK Stadium.