Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - D.C. United signed midfielder/forward
Chris Pontius to a new long-term contract Friday.
Pontius, 25, was drafted by D.C. in the first round of the 2009 MLS SuperDraft
and has 23 goals in 94 career matches. He has a career-high 10 goals this year
to lead the club.
"We are thrilled to have agreed to terms with Chris on a new deal," said D.C.
United General Manager Dave Kasper. "Whether playing at midfield or forward,
Chris has become one of the most dangerous attacking players in Major League
"His best soccer is still to come and this is exciting for the club, our fans,
and our community. We look forward to his contributions, on and off the field,
for years to come."
Pontius was selected to the MLS All-Star team this season, and scored and set
up the match-winner in a 3-2 win over Chelsea.
"I'm obviously very happy," said Pontius. "D.C. has been very good to me - the
organization, the fans, and the community - and I'm committed to bringing this
team back to where it needs to be."
Per club and league policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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