DC United Signs 17-Year-Old Honduran Andy Najar from Youth System

D.C. United press release, March 22

Washington, D.C.—D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy midfielder/forward Andy Najar to a Generation Adidas contract to join the first team.

The 17-year-old standout is the second player to sign with the first team directly from United’s Academy. He joins goalkeeper Bill Hamid, who signed with the first team in September of last year.

Najar, a native of Honduras, is a green card holder and will be classified as a domestic player on United’s roster.

The talented teenager will be available, along with his United teammates, coaching staff and club executives, to address the media following tomorrow’s training session scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the RFK Auxiliary Training Field.

“We are very excited about Andy’s rapid ascent from our U-16 Academy team to our first team,” said United President and CEO Kevin Payne. &ld...

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