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D.C. United acquires defender Brandon McDonald

United sends allocation money to San Jose Earthquakes

D.C. United announced today the club has acquired defender Brandon McDonald from the San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money. 

“We are excited to be acquiring a solid veteran in Brandon,” General Manager Dave Kasper said. “He is an experienced, hard-nosed player who has played at both the centerback and holding midfield spots in our league. We look forward to integrating him into our team immediately.” 

D.C. United announcedtoday the club has acquired defender Brandon McDonald from the San JoseEarthquakes in exchange for allocation money. 

“We are excitedto be acquiring a solid veteran in Brandon,” General Manager Dave Kasper said.“He is an experienced, hard-nosed player who has played at both the centerbackand holding midfield spots in our league. We look forward to integrating himinto our team immediately.” 

The 25-year-olddefender joins the Black-and-Red after spending two full seasons in San Jose.Over the course of his tenure with the Earthquakes, McDonald appeared in 58 MLSgames (54 starts), including eight starts in 2011.

The Phoenix,Ariz. native was drafted by the LA Galaxy with the 46th pick in the2008 MLS SuperDraft and played 16 games for the Galaxy prior to joining SanJose in 2009. McDonald also played four years at the University of SanFrancisco from 2004 to 2007.

Name: BrandonMcDonald
Position:Defender
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 185
Jersey: TBD
Date of Birth:January 16, 1986
Age: 25
Place of Birth:Glendale, Ariz.
Citizenship:United States
Last Club: SanJose Earthquakes
Acquired: Signedon June 27, 2011 from San Jose Earthquakes in exchange for allocation money.