*Taiwo Atieno, a 6-foot-2, English-born forward who played for the USL1’s Puerto Rico Islanders last season, has begun a trial with D.C. United. The 23-year-old with Kenyan roots has played for an assortment of clubs in England.
*During a full-field workout, Ben Olsen scored on a nice one-timer.
*Contracts for Roger and Andrew Jacobson are close to being finalized, while talks continue with rookie keeper Milos Kocic.
*Honduran forward Walter Martinez, whom United was aggressively pursuing, has officially gone on a six-month loan with Spanish second-division club Alaves. He played 27 minutes during a 1-1 tie with Salamanca yesterday.