Just after talking about United’s long dark winter of doing nothing, I stumble upon a rumor that Emiliano Dudar, an Argentine central defender, is rumored to be in talks with DC United. The report comes out of the Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung, out of the Swiss capitol of Berne, and Dudar currently on the Swiss team BSC Young Boys, based in Berne. According to Wikipedia, he is 6’3″ and was placed in a medically induced coma for a day in 2010 after colliding with a teammate. He seems to have moved around a decent amount recently, often spending one season on a team before moving on.
Ben Olsen is the United coach who scouted Switzerland and England, and so this signing would be based on his observations of the player. I like what Olsen has done with the team so far, and, given Kevin Payne and Dave Kasper’s recent track record of international signings, its a welcome change.
Here is his introduction video from when he joined BSC Young Boys in 2009, with some video of him running around:
If I hear anything more, I will let you all know. Let the silly season commence!