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Donovan Pines named to 2019 MLS Homegrown Game

Great news for Donovan Pines, who’s 2019 form has earned him a spot in the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game. DC United released this earlier today.

Major League Soccer’s talented roster is set for the 2019 MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer®, as players from the youth national teams of the United States and Canada will represent the league in the annual showcase. The team, to be coached by Orlando City SC Academy Director Marcelo Neveleff, features some of the league’s most accomplished young stars who will take on Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 Team on Tuesday, July 30 at 5 PM ET (UDN / Twitter.com) at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla.

The MLS Homegrown Game presented by Energizer® will be part of an exciting night of action at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. As part of a dual-event ticket, fans will be able to enjoy both the MLS Homegrown Game at 5 PM ET, followed by the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by Target at 8 PM ET. Tickets are available for purchase at: www.MLSsoccer.com/AllStar.

This was then followed up with Bio’s about each of the squad members, but seeing as we are DC United Kingdom, we only really care for the one man who is in the squad. Let’s see what that said about Donovan.

Donovan Pines | Defender | D.C. United | Nationality: USA | Born: March 7, 1998

The center back signed a Homegrown Player contract with D.C. United on Jan. 23, 2019, and Pines had a memorable MLS debut with a start and assist to Luciano Acosta during United’s 3-2 victory against the Colorado Rapids on April 13, 2019. Pines was a collegiate standout at Maryland for three seasons, capping off his tenure with an NCAA Championship crown in 2018. He was named to the 2018 NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team and the 2018 All-Big Ten First Team that season.

It’s great to see one of our own recognized in this way. Are you happy with this? Let me know in the comments!

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