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Chris Pontius Signs New Contract To Stay With D.C. United

Forward/Midfielder Chris Pontius inked a new long-term deal with D.C. United Friday, according to a team press release.

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)
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)
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Leading goal-scorer Chris Pontius signed a new long-term extension with D.C. United on Friday, according to an organization 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.

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