Thursday’s Notes.By: Josh | February 23rd, 2012
It’s Thursday everyone. That’s one more day closer to Saturday, when DC United kick off the Carolina Challenge Cup against the Chicago Fire. The MLS regular season kicks off in twelve days when United plays host to Sporting Kansas City. With my first season as a United blogger underway, please let me know what you guys would like to see. I’ve had one recommendation for a post or two about the academy and the youth teams. I’m currently looking into that already. It would also be nice if I could get some infographics or guest posts. If anyone wants to write a guest post, just shoot an email over and we can arrange it. I’m also looking to interview other bloggers about their teams, so if you are a blogger, or know one who would like to communicate, shoot me an email.
Onto news and the such, but mostly such because there isn’t really any news.
Club President and CEO Kevin Payne did an interview for dcunited.com. In the interview, he praised Dwayne De Rosario. Among the things he said where,
That’s the kind of guy you want your young players looking up to and Dwayne’s right, the young players in the room look to him to see what he’s doing and how he’s handling a situation. I think they are going to get the right example a lot more often than not…
I think there are a couple younger guys that get it. Perry Kitchen understands that stuff. In his own way,Christ Pontius understands that stuff. I hope we’re going to see more leadership out of players like Brandon McDonald this year. I think Bill Hamid is really maturing and I think we’re going to see him take a little bit bigger role on the field beyond just making saves. But Dwayne is going to be the leader of that effort, and our locker room is going to be a better place for it.
Payne is optimistic looking into the future.
There’s also little news from the United camp in Charleston, but we will keep you updated if anything happens.
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