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D.C. United Re-Sign USMNT Defender Steve Birnbaum

December 2, 2016 - WASHINGTON- United have re-signed U.S. Men's National Team center back Steve Birnbaum to a multi-year contract. The third-year defender had his most productive season yet in 2016, setting career highs in appearances (26), starts (26), minutes (2,340), goals (3), assists (2) and shots (33). Birnbaum established himself as a leading defensive figure in MLS and earned his first career All-Star nomination in 2016. He also enjoyed a breakout season on the international front, making his USMNT debu... Full Story

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Washington Spirit Re-Signs Forward Francisca Ordega

November 22, 2016 - BOYDS, MD- The Washington Spirit has signed forward Francisca Ordega to a new contract for the 2017 NWSL season. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Franny had a significant impact this past season and really became accustomed to the league," said Spirit general manager and head coach Jim Gabarra. "We are excited that she has re-signed with the Spirit and look forward to her continued development in the NWSL." The Spirit signed Francisca "Franny" Ordega prior... Full Story

Kelsey Wys to Miss Remainder of Australian W-League Season After Tearing ACL

November 21, 2016 - BOYDS, Md. (Nov 21, 2016) - Washington Spirit goalkeeper Kelsey Wys will miss the remainder of the 2016-2017 Westfield W-League season where she is on loan with the Newcastle Jets after tearing her right ACL. During Newcastle's match against Perth Glory on Sunday, November 20, Wys jumped up for a ball and came down awkwardly on her knee. "We all feel terrible for Kelsey and the unfortunate knee injury she suffered playing in Australia," said Spirit general manager and head coach Jim Gabarra. ... Full Story

D.C. United Promote Nolan Sheldon, Current Academy Director, To Assistant Coach

November 18, 2016 - WASHINGTON- D.C. United have appointed Nolan Sheldon, the current D.C. United academy director, as assistant coach under head coach Ben Olsen. Sheldon will serve in a dual capacity continuing his role as academy director until the club hires a successor. "Nolan's rapid ascent from within the organization is testament to his fantastic work ethic and the culture we have here at D.C. United," Dave Kasper, general manager and VP of soccer operations, said. "In seven years, he has developed numero... Full Story

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