D.C. United acquires 2011 Supplemental Draft selection from LA
Washington,D.C. (January 11, 2011) – D.C. United announced today that the club has sentforward Adam Cristman to the LA Galaxy in exchange for a first roundSupplemental Draft selection. With the 2011 MLS SuperDraft taking place onJanuary 13 in Baltimore, the Supplemental Draft is set to occur via conferencecall five days later on January 18. In exchange for the four-year MLS veteran,United acquires the 16th overall pick in the Supplemental Draft.
“Wewould like to thank Adam for his time and contributions to D.C. United,” saidGeneral Manager Dave Kasper. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”
The 2011 MLS SuperDraft will consist of threerounds, a decision made by the League Office in conjunction with MLS clubs,coaches, and players. This move takes into consideration the increasing numberof selections in each round, brought on by the addition of multiple expansionclubs in recent years. The Supplemental Draft will also consist of threerounds, breaking up the amount of picks between these two events. TheSupplemental Draft was discontinued by the League in 2009 and did not takeplace in 2010.
All previous trades that involved a fourth roundpick in the SuperDraft will be honored, with those picks being converted intoselections in the first round of the Supplemental Draft. Aside from the thirdoverall pick and a second round selection in the MLS SuperDraft, United now hastwo first round choices in the Supplemental Draft.
Cristman leaves the Black-and-Red having spent oneseason with the club. The Virginia native appeared in 17 League games in 2010(8 starts), tallying two goals and one assist. Selected by New England in thefourth round of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, Cristman has scored 12 goals in 68regular season matches throughout his career. Following two seasons with theRevolution, Cristman spent the 2009 campaign in Kansas City, but was limited tofive appearances because of a foot injury. Cristman turned 26 on January 8.