(Cal Bears)
Steve Birnbaum (California Bears photo)

Here’s my story from Philadelphia about how D.C. United’s selection of California defender Steve Birnbaum unfolded and where things stand for the MLS club heading into the start of preseason next weekend.

To watch ESPN’s coverage of the Birnbaum selection, click here.

Video of Birnbaum’s goal against Maryland early in the 2013 season:

In his first video interview with D.C. United’s website, Birnbaum was rudely interrupted by a rascally character: