MLS teams honor late D.C. United player Shawn Kuykendall

Screenshot of RFK Stadium video board via NBC Sports Network

Prior to kickoff of yesterday’s 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire, D.C. United held a moment of silence for Shawn Kuykendall, the former American University soccer standout and D.C. United player who died March 12 after an eight-month battle with an incurable form of thymic cancer.

MLS players across the league wore black #kuykenstrong armbands in memory of Kuykendall, who made two regular season appearances with D.C. United in 2005. He was traded to New York the following season before a knee injury ended his career.

The Screaming Eagles honored Kuykendall, who wore No. 28, with a banner.

Scott Allen writes about all things D.C. sports. Follow him on Twitter @ScottSAllen or e-mail him if you’ve got a tip to share.
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