DC United have high hopes for Honduran teenager Andy Najar.

The 17-year old has come along in leaps and bounds since his DC debut in the 2010 season opener and has impressed in nine of the team's 12 matches this term.

DC coach Curt Onalfo was full of praise for the midfielder-cum-forward, saying he had an exceptional amount of ability.

"He's way ahead of most 17-year-olds and he's technically extremely gifted, but probably one of his best qualities is that he just has explosiveness and quickness that is exceptional," said Onalfo.

"He's got unbelievable concentration," he added. "Usually, young players are focused for a short period of time and then they lose focus and they make errors because of that. Andy very rarely makes errors because of concentration."