D.C. United signs defender Chris Korb

2011 MLS SuperDraft selection joins squad for current campaign

Washington, D.C. – D.C. United announced today that the club has signed defender Chris Korb. The fullback joined United after being selected 31st overall in this year’s MLS SuperDraft.

"Chris has worked hard throughout training camp, and we have been pleased with his competitive nature and athleticism," said General Manager Dave Kasper. "He is able to play on both sides of our defense at outside back and we are excited about his future with D.C. United."

Korb comes to United following a three-year career at Akron after transferring from Xavier in 2007. The 23-year-old was an All-MAC First Team selection as a junior in 2009, and after his senior season in 2010 the defender was named to the All-MAC Second Team. Registering 2,208 minutes of play for the Zips in 2010, Korb started all 25 matches at fullback for Caleb Porter’s side. In his college career, Korb scored two goals and compiled 13 assists.

Name: Chris Korb

Position:
Defender

Height:
5’9”

Weight:
160

Jersey:
22

Date of Birth:
October 8, 1987

Age:
23

Place of Birth:
Gates Mills, OH

Citizenship:
United States

Last Club:
University of Akron

Acquired:
Signed on January 13, 2011