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Another RailHawk signs MLS contract

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Daniel Woolard was one of three late-season additions to the Carolina RailHawks that helped the team make a late-season push and win the NASL Conference, then advance to the USSF D2 championship finals before losing to the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Now, Woolard joins one of those late additions as another RailHawks member who landed a contract in the MLS.

According to D.C. United's website, the MLS team signed the 26-year-old defender the yesterday.

After being signed as a free agent without a team, Woolard played in just 12 contests — six in the playoffs and six more in the regular season — for the RailHawks. But his impact was undeniable.

With Woolard on the back line, the RailHawks posted five shutouts in those 12 games. They had just six clean sheets in their previous 24 matches.

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J. Mike Blake has been the Sports Editor for The Cary News and Southwest Wake News since October 2008. He holds two "unofficial" NCHSAA records in two different sports - highest career free throw percentage (2-of-2) in basketball and fewest career singles victories (zero. sigh.) for tennis.
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