D.C. United looks to have raised white flag

It is not uncommon for an MLB team to dismantle its roster before the trade deadline if it is out of contention and has a few prized players other teams will acquire prospects for. The dynamics aren't simply the same in MLS, but D.C. United, last in the overall standings, is showing signs that it's ready to move on from 2017.

Since Friday, D.C. United, which has a 5-14-4 record and sits 13 points below the red line, has confirmed ...

-- The signing of 19-year-old Bolivian international Bruno Miranda, on loan from Chilean champion Universidad de Chile through 2018 with an option for a permanent transfer.

-- The trade of 30-year-old midfielder/forward Lamar Neagle to the Seattle Sounders for a natural 2018 MLS SuperDraft fourth-round pick.

-- The trade of 34-year-old defender Bobby Boswell to Atlanta United FC for a  third-round pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft.

Unconfirmed is ...

-- The signing of 28-year-old Hungarian national team midfielder Zoltan Stieber from German club Kaiserslautern while paperwork issues are settled.

Per the Washington Post's Steven Goff, there is speculation of ...

-- The signing of 22-year-old American midfielder Russell Canouse from German club Kaiserslautern.

-- The release of 33-year-old Frenchman Sebastian Le Toux.

2 comments about "D.C. United looks to have raised white flag".
  1. Brian Kraft, August 9, 2017 at 10:14 p.m.

    Haha. And Paul Arriola. Starting to look more like a shot across the bow than a white flag.

  2. Fire Paul Gardner Now, August 10, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

    Looks like more of a retooling than a selloff. I'd say their roster is better today than yesterday. So much for Kumar's MLS bashing.

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