DC United Phenom Andy Najar Headed to Belgium

DC sells its 19-year-old star to Anderlecht for $2 million.

By: Chris Campbell

Photograph of Najar by James Kegley.

Andy Najar, the 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year and soccer star for DC United, has been sold to Belgian champions Anderlecht for approximately $2 million, according to a report in the Washington Post. Najar, a defensive midfielder, had been on loan to Anderlecht for the past month.

Born in Honduras, Najar went to high school in Alexandria and is a rising star for the Honduran national team; he may play against the United States in a World Cup qualifying match next week in San Pedro Sula. For more on Najar, read Luke Mullins’s feature, which appeared in the March 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.