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Ethan White signs

19-year-old defender becomes fourth Homegrown player to join the Black-and-Red
Ethan White signs

Ethan White - University of Maryland

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D.C. United announced today the club has signed 19-year-old Academy product Ethan White. The defender becomes the fourth Homegrown player on United’s roster, joining 2010 MLS Rookie of the Year Andy Najar, goalkeeper Bill Hamid, and midfielder Conor Shanosky. White progressed from United’s Academy to the University of Maryland, where he played the past two seasons, starting 43 matches during that period.

D.C. United acquires 2011 MLS SuperDraft selection from New York

Black-and-Red gain conditional second round choice in exchange for defender Carey Talley
Talley sent to NYRB

Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2010) - D.C. United announced today the club has acquired a conditional 2011 second round MLS SuperDraft selection from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for defender Carey Talley. Talley leaves United after rejoining the club on March 26, 2010. The 34-year-old began his MLS career with the Black-and-Red in 1998, capturing the 1999 MLS Cup before initially departing Washington in 2001.

D.C. United signs Brazilian midfielder Junior Carreiro

19-year-old bolsters United’s attack following extended trial
Junior Carreiro signs

Junior Carriero

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Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2010) - D.C. United announced today the club has signed 19-year-old Brazilian midfielder Junior Carreiro.  The attacking player has been training with the Black-and-Red for majority of 2010 after joining United as a guest player in March. Carreiro will be available for selection pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

D.C. United signs Spanish-born winger Carlos Varela

Swiss League veteran joins club after impressive trial with Black-and-Red
Varela signs

Carlos Varela - bio photo

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Washington, D.C. (September 14, 2010) - D.C. United announced today the club has signed Spanish-born winger Carlos Varela, who began a trial with the club on August 24.  The midfielder turns 33 years old on September 15 and is an 18-year veteran of the Swiss Super League. Varela will be available for selection pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate.

Conor Shanosky signs with first team

18-year-old joins Andy Najar and Bill Hamid as Homegrown player signing
Conor Shanosky signs

Conor Shanosky

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Washington, D.C. (August 16, 2010) − D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy defensive midfielder Conor Shanosky. The 18-year-old standout becomes the third player to make the jump from United’s Academy to the senior squad, following midfielder Andy Najar and goalkeeper Bill Hamid. Shanosky will train with United’s first team, however, he will not be eligible for selection until the 2011 season. Shanosky and members of United’s technical staff will be available for comment following tomorrow’s training session.

Andy Najar signs with first team

17 year-old Honduras native is second player to come through club’s youth system
Andy Najar Signs

Andy Najar

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D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy midfielder/forward Andy Najar to a Generation adidas contract to join the first team. The 17-year-old standout is the second player to sign with the first team directly from United’s Academy, joining goalkeeper Bill Hamid who signed with the first team in September of last year.

Bill Hamid signs with first team

Hamid signs with first team

Dave Kasper with Bill Hamid and Kevin Payne

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D.C. United announced today the club has signed Academy goalkeeper Abdul “Bill” Hamid to a Generation adidas contract with the first team. Hamid is the first player to sign with the first team directly from United’s academy youth system.

D.C. United releases Marcelo Gallardo

D.C. United releases Marc

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2009) – D.C. United announced today midfielder Marcelo Gallardo has been granted a release from his contract with the club. The Argentine midfielder requested the release, citing his desire to continue his playing career in his home country. Last season, Gallardo scored four goals and recorded three assists in League play, though injuries limited him to just 15 League games (14 starts).

D.C. United re-signs Devon McTavish

D.C. United re-signs Devo

Washington, D.C. (January 28, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club has re-signed defender Devon McTavish. In a season that saw a host of lineup changes from the previous year, McTavish was one of the most versatile players on the squad, playing 26 games and tallying a goal and four assists. Per team and League policy, terms of the agreement were not released.

D.C. United to loan out Gonzalo Peralta

D.C. United to loan out G

Washington, D.C. (January 22, 2009) – D.C. United announced today the club is set to loan defender Gonzalo Peralta to Union Sante Fe of the Argentine Second Division. Due to the loan, the 28-year old will not return to United for the 2009 season. Per club and League policy, terms of the loan were not disclosed.

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