Wednesday kickaround: D.C. United, MLS, CONCACAF, Honduras, Venezuela, Jonathan Spector, TV listings

*My D.C. United notebook includes Dwayne De Rosario’s influence, Santino Quaranta and Devon McTavish’s return from concussions, injury updates and upcoming opponents.

*In a prominent front-page feature, Post colleague Paul Tenorio profiles Jalen Robinson, a D.C. United academy player who chose college over the pros.

*Box Seats blogger Jeff Maurer reviews United’s victory at San Jose with a match diary and player ratings.

*United’s next opponent, Toronto FC on Saturday night at RFK Stadium, sealed passage to the CONCACAF Champions League group stage with a 2-1 victory (4-2 aggregate) at Real Esteli in Nicaragua.

*United’s Andy Najar was not called up for Honduras’ friendly against Venezuela next Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Catrachos reportedly want him to begin his international career with the under-23 squad. However, under-23 matches are not mandatory release dates, so unless games coincide with a gap in United’s schedule or during the offseason, Najar is in a jam. No, he’s not an American citizen yet.

*Venezuela will also play in Washington: this Sunday against El Salvador at RFK Stadium. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $45.

*American defender Jonathan Spector has moved from one relegated English club to another: West Ham to Birmingham City.

For TV listings of 12 matches.....

*Soccer on TV:

U-20 World Cup, Saudi Arabia-Guatemala 5:45 p.m. ESPN3.com

U-20 World Cup, Ecuador-Spain 5:45 p.m. ESPN3.com

CONCACAF Champions League, Dallas-Alianza 8 p.m. Fox Soccer Channel

Mexico, America-Tecos 8 p.m. Telefutura

MLS, Kansas City-Real Salt Lake 8:30 p.m. Direct Kick

Friendly, Barcelona-Chivas 8:30 p.m. ESPN2, Galavision, ESPN3.com

U-20 World Cup, Croatia-Nigeria 8:45 p.m. ESPN3.com

U-20 World Cup, Australia-Costa Rica 8:45 p.m. ESPN3.com

MLS, Chicago-Philadelphia 9 p.m. Direct Kick

CONCACAF Champions League, Seattle-San Francisco (Panama) 10 p.m. FSC

MLS, Portland-Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ESPN2, ESPN3.com

Mexico, Pachuca-Cruz Azul 10:30 p.m. Galavision

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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