On Monday morning, as his D.C. United teammates arrive by vans at their preseason training field in Clearwater, Fla., Chris Odoi-Atsem will drive with his brother Steven from Bowie to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Every other Monday for four months, Odoi-Atsem has followed the same routine for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This visit, however, will mark both an end and a beginning.
He will complete his eighth and final session, free of cancer and clear to resume a soccer career that was derailed last year.
“I feel good,” Odoi-Atsem said Friday. “Honestly, it went by pretty fast.”
Chemotherapy did not cost him much hair from the top of his head or...