In The News – March 8th 2019

Welcome to the 1st edition of In The News. In these posts we will be looking back on DC United news from the past week, and this could be literally anything from transfers, to injuries, well anything newsworthy. We will round up the best of the best.

Acosta Contract

‘Our priority is to get him under contract’: D.C. United wants Luciano Acosta to stick around

Washington Post had some news from Dave Kasper in the progress of getting Luciano Acosta’s contract sorted.

In a meeting Tuesday with editors and reporters from The Washington Post, Kasper said: “Certainly our priority is to get him under contract. If we are not able to, we will address it at that time, but that is our goal. We want to win a title this year. We want to keep him here all year. There may be a temptation in the summer window to sell him, but we want to win.”

Acosta’s contract is into its final year, and with PSG hunting for him back in January, he is free to talk to foreign clubs when the 6mth period comes up. Now this is something of a talking point. Do D.C let him go on a free? Or do we want to make him into a legend of a club? From a fans point of view, you would want him to stay, who wouldn’t? He is magical on the field and the partnership he has with Rooney is something else. Drop a comment below with your thoughts?


In other transfer news, three of DC United’s players will join Loudon United for their 1st match. Full back Akeem Ward, Centre Back Donovan Pines and Attacker Antonio Bustamante. No news whether this extends beyond just the one match, it would be strange if it didn’t. What I am liking about this partnership with Loudon is now DC United have a proper 2nd team for those players who wouldn’t normally be a part of the starting squad to go out and get some game time. I am certainly looking forward to seeing the fruits of this partnership.


DC United Head Coach Ben Olsen giving his thoughts on the next match

As I said after the game, we have to this with a grain of salt

Just this line alone shows how down to Earth he is. He was pleased with how the team played, and how we managed to get a shutout, a goal from a set-piece too. But he is also aware of how different NYCFC are compared to Atlanta. It’s a new look team and a different style of play to play against.

Atlanta Match

Here are some of the headlines and links from last weekends match

Paul Arriola, Luciano Acosta lead D.C. United past Atlanta United – ESPN

MLS round-up: Wayne Rooney’s DC United beat champions Atlanta in first game of season – Sky Sports

D.C. United in control, triumphs over Atlanta United 2-0 – Black & Red United

Match Review: DCU vs ATL – DC United Kingdom

That’s all for this week. Stay tuned here for further news which will come out a bit more regularly. Let us know any of your thoughts below and if there is anything you want to see. Also you can donate to help the cause and you can have your name in “lights” over on the donation page.

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