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DC United Phenom Andy Najar Headed to Belgium

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

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.

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