D.C. United announced it had picked up the options on only two players -- Luciano Acosta
and Jalen Robinson
-- and did not exercise options on nine others, including Ian Harkes
the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy winner, and Nick DeLeon
, who scored in overtime of the Knockout Round match United lost to Columbus in a shootout.
United was re-negotiating the
loan/transfer option for Yamil Asad
, whose contract is owned by Argentina's Velez Sarsfield, and several other contracts.
Three players are out of contract -- Darren
, Oniel Fisher
and Travis Worra
-- while Taylor Kemp
retired. 2019 Roster (15 players):
Bill Hamid, David Ousted. Defenders (5):
Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Joseph Mora, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Jalen Robinson. Midfielders (7):
Acosta, Paul Arriola, Russell Canouse, Chris Durkin, Junior Moreno, Ulises Segura, Zoltan Stieber. Forwards (1):