D.C. United news and notes

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*D.C. United is awaiting test results on midfielder Luis Silva‘s ankle, which he injured late in the first half of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium. According to one source, United fears Silva will miss a month, but Coach Ben Olsen is more optimistic. “It could take a week or a couple of weeks. We’ll see,” said Olsen, who, in Silva’s absence, summoned Davy Arnaud off the bench. United will host the New England Revolution this Saturday evening.

*Chris Pontius‘s slow recovery from hamstring problems continue to prevent him from practicing. On a brighter note, outside back Chris Korb (minor knee surgery) has resumed workouts and is aiming to regain match fitness soon. When ready, Korb will become an option at left back, where Cristian Fernandez has labored. (This happened to the Spaniard on Chicago’s equalizer.)

*Forward Eddie Johnson and goalkeeper Bill Hamid reported to U.S. national team camp in Phoenix on Sunday and are available for selection in Wednesday’s friendly against Mexico (11 p.m. ET, ESPN, UniMas). They will return to Washington on Thursday.

*With Saturday’s draw, United stretched its regular season winless streak to 15 matches, dating from last August, tied for the second-longest rut in MLS history:

Real Salt Lake: 18 (0-16-2 in 2005-06)

Chivas USA: 15 (0-11-4 in 2012-13)

Toronto FC: 15 (0-11-4 in 2012-13)

D.C. United: 15 (0-11-4 in 2013-14)

Real Salt Lake: 15 (0-6-9 in 2006-07)

*On April Fool’s Day, this appeared on Zillow, the online real estate database:

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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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