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 Posted by ESPN Staff
Dec, 28, 2009

D.C. United tap Onalfo as coach

WASHINGTON -- Curt Onalfo will be the new coach of D.C. United.

The club said Monday it hired Onalfo as the replacement for Tom Soehn, whose contract expires this week.

Onalfo is a former U.S. national team player. He also played two seasons for D.C. United before retiring in 1999. He then stayed with the team for three seasons as an assistant coach and director of youth development.

Onalfo went on work as an assistant coach for the U.S. national team for four years and was the coach of the Kansas City Wizards for 2½ years until he was fired in August. His record with the Wizards was 27-29-22.

United announced last month that Soehn would not return. The team has missed the MLS playoffs two years in a row.

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