TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 16: Chris Pontius #13 of the D.C. United celebrates his second goal of the game against Toronto FC on April 16, 2011 at BMO Field in Toronto, Canada. D.C. United defeated Toronto FC 3-0. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Forward/Midfielder Chris Pontius inked a new long-term deal with D.C. United Friday, according to a team press release.
The 25-year-old midfield and forward was already the team's longest tenured player, and though details of the deal were not released, Pontius figures to be a mainstay with D.C. United for the foreseeable future.
Pontius, a 2012 MLS All-Star and Most Valuable Player in the All-Stars' victory over Chelsea, ranks in the top 15 in Major League Soccer with 10 goals scored in 24 games played, six of which have been game-winning goals -- good for second in the league in that category -- in leading D.C. United to a 12-10-5 record so far this season.
On his new deal, Pontius had this to say, via the release:
I'm obviously very happy today. D.C. has been very good to me - the organization, the fans, and the community - and I'm committed to bringing this team back to where it needs to be.