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D.C. United Chris Pontius (13) hangs his head after goalkeeper Bill Hamid (28) gave up a goal against the New York Red Bulls during the second half of an MLS playoff soccer match, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Seattle Sounders' Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, right, and D.C. United's Chris Pontius, left, vie for a header in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

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D.C. United's Chris Pontius shown after undergoing hamstring surgery April 23, 2014. (D.C. United via Twitter)

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D.C. United's Chris Pontius shown after undergoing hamstring surgery April 23, 2014. (D.C. United via Twitter)

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Marcelo Saragosa (middle) celebrates his goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Columbus with Chris Pontius (left) and Brandon McDonald. It was Saragosa’s first goal since 2008.. (Photo by Tony Quinn/D.C. United)

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** FILE ** D.C. United's Chris Pontius The Washington Times)

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Chris Pontius has a career-high 12 goals this season. He scored seven in 25 games last season before a broken leg ended his season in early September. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Marcelo Saragosa (middle) celebrates his goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Columbus with Chris Pontius (left) and Brandon McDonald. It was Saragosa’s first goal since 2008.. (Photo by Tony Quinn/D.C. United)

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D.C. midfielder-forward Chris Pontius (second from left), disputing a red card against Andy Najar during Saturday’s 1-1 tie with New York, scored 12 goals this season, making him a strong candidate for MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Pontius’ 2011 campaign ended with a broken leg. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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D.C. midfielder-forward Chris Pontius (second from left), disputing a red card against Andy Najar during Saturday’s 1-1 tie with New York, scored 12 goals this season, making him a strong candidate for MLS Comeback Player of the Year. Pontius’ 2011 campaign ended with a broken leg. (Craig Bisacre/The Washington Times)

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Chris Pontius has a career-high 12 goals this season. He scored seven in 25 games last season before a broken leg ended his season in early September. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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Marcelo Saragosa (middle) celebrates his goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Columbus with Chris Pontius (left) and Brandon McDonald. It was Saragosa’s first goal since 2008.. (Photo by Tony Quinn/D.C. United)

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Marcelo Saragosa (middle) celebrates his goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Columbus with Chris Pontius (left) and Brandon McDonald. It was Saragosa’s first goal since 2008.. (Photo by Tony Quinn/D.C. United)

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** FILE ** D.C. United's Chris Pontius The Washington Times)

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Toronto FC 's Aaron Maund, left, blocks a shot from D.C United's Chris Pontius during first half MLS action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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Toronto FC 's Aaron Maund, left, blocks a shot from D.C United's Chris Pontius during first half MLS action in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

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D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario congratulates Chris Pontius on his first half goal at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)

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D.C. United's Dwayne De Rosario congratulates Chris Pontius on his first half goal at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, June 30, 2012. (Preston Keres/Special to The Washington Times)