D.C. United Sign Goalkeeping Coach Pat Onstad To Short-Term Playing Deal

Posted In News, Transfers - By Kevin McCauley On Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 With 0 Comments

To the surprise of no one, D.C. United have signed their goalkeeping coach Pat Onstad to a short term contract. Both of United’s goalkeepers that were previously under contract, Steve Cronin and Bill Hamid, suffered preseason injuries. Though Hamid is back in training and is expected to be fit shortly, it’s unknown how quickly he will be able to play. At the moment, he looks like a slight doubt to suit up opening day, and Onstad will definitely be the starter on March 19th when the Black and Red take on Columbus Crew as part of MLS First Kick. Steve Goff of the Washington Post reported the news via twitter.

The 43 year old Canadian international goalkeeper has looked younger than his age this preseason, leading just about everyone to wonder why exactly he retired in the first place. The Houston Dynamo have two young goalkeepers who look like they’re MLS-starter quality, but they still can’t be too pleased about getting absolutely nothing in return from United for Onstad’s services.

About Kevin McCauley - Kevin McCauley is the Editor in Chief of The Allocation Order. He is also the managing editor at World Soccer Reader and a contributor on multiple levels to SBNation

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