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Topic - Joseph Ngwenya
D.C. United bolstered their beleaguered defensive corps Tuesday, acquiring veteran right back Robbie Russell from Real Salt Lake for a third-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft.
Despite a brave effort late in the game to try and pull out a win, D.C. United had to settle for a 1-1 tie with the visiting Portland Timbers on Wednesday, and with it, see the club's playoff hopes dashed.
By the time Blake Brettschneider found out he would be kicking off his professional soccer career with D.C. United, the University of South Carolina product had endured waiting through five rounds and 75 picks over the course of two separate drafts.
The confidence is back, and he no longer is hurting. D.C. United attacking midfielder Chris Pontius finally is where he wants to be, running at opposing players and stamping his mark on games.