Asad, who had seven goals and 13 assists in 2017, will join a young D.C. midfield that
includes fellow Argentine Luciano Acosta and U.S. international Paul Arriola. Americans Russell Canouse and Ian Harkes, like Arriola, attended the national team's
January camp. Also acquired in the offseason was Venezuelan midfielder Junior Moreno.
“Yamil is a bright talent in MLS, who was a major contributor to Atlanta’s successful inaugural campaign,” United GM Dave Kasper said in a statement. “His pace, skill and creativity in wide areas will provide us with an additional attacking dimension. He’s a young player who plays with a big personality and a high work rate, and he will continue to develop and improve with more experience in this league. We’re thrilled to add him.”
2018 D.C. United Roster:
Goalkeepers: Steve Clark, David Ousted, Travis Worra.
Defenders: Steve Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Nick DeLeon, Oniel Fisher, Taylor Kemp, Kofi Opare, Jalen Robinson.
Midfielders: Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola, Yamil Asad, Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Ian Harkes, Jared Jeffrey, Junior Moreno, Zoltan Stieber.
Forwards: Darren Mattocks, Bruno Miranda, Patrick Mullins.