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In April Mediate began training with United again. He played in four reserve games and scored a goal.

Last week United waived club defender John Wilson, and Mediate was brought in to take the open spot.

After starting his MLS career with the Columbus Crew in 2005, Mediate says he’s coming back to United as a wiser player for his second stint.

“I have to look more closely at the way a play is developing and to calculate my tackles better,” Mediate said. “I want to be able to run around with my kids one day.”

Notes — United will honor club legend Marco Etcheverry with a tribute match Oct. 20 for the team’s final regular-season game vs. the Columbus Crew. …

United forward Nicholas Addlery was named MLS player of the week for Week 13.