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D.C. United have announced their year-end roster decisions ahead of the 2021 Major League Soccer (MLS) season. A total of 15 players are under contract for 2021 and the club have exercised contract options on Joseph Mora, Júnior Moreno, Yordy Reyna, and Ulises Segura, as well as made a bonafide offer to Chris Odoi-Atsem. 

The club has declined 2021 contract options on Mohammed Abu, Earl Edwards, Jr., Oniel Fisher, Felipe Martins, Gelmin Rivas, and Axel Sjöberg. 


“As a club, we are looking forward to the 2021 season with a solid core of returning players to turn things around from a challenging year in 2020,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United General Manager and VP of Soccer Operations, said. “We have experienced, professional players combined with a terrific core of young Homegrown talent, and we expect to make some important additions to the roster this off-season. We want to thank the players who will no longer be with the club for their commitment and service to the Black-and-Red. We wish them the best of luck in the next chapter of their careers.”


D.C. United’s current year-end roster decisions have been characterized into four categories:


  • Players Under Contract (15): Paul Arriola, Yamil Asad, Steven Birnbaum, Frédéric Brilliant, Russell Canouse, Edison Flores, Jacob Greene, Julian Gressel, Bill Hamid, Ola Kamara, Moses Nyeman, Kevin Paredes, Donovan Pines, Erik Sorga, Griffin Yow


  • Players Out of Contract (2): Chris Odoi-Atsem, Chris Seitz


  • Players with Option Exercised (4): Joseph Mora, Júnior Moreno, Yordy Reyna, Ulises Segura


  • Player Receiving Bonafide Offer (1): Chris Odoi-Atsem

  • Players with Option Declined (6): Mohammed Abu, Earl Edwards, Jr., Oniel Fisher, Felipe Martins, Gelmin Rivas, Axel Sjöberg


*D.C. United are currently in discussions with a number of players about extending their futures with the Black-and-Red.

D.C. United’s current roster ahead of 2021, listed by position below:


Goalkeepers (1): Bill Hamid


Defenders (5): Steven Birnbaum, Frédéric Brillant, Jacob Greene, Joseph Mora, Donovan Pines


Midfielders (10): Paul Arriola, Yamil Asad, Russell Canouse, Edison Flores, Julian Gressel, Júnior Moreno, Moses Nyeman, Kevin Paredes, Ulises Segura, Griffin Yow


Forwards (3): Ola Kamara, Yordy Reyna, Erik Sorga


The MLS offseason officially begins Sunday, December 13 at 9:00 a.m. with the Half-Day Trade Window. The MLS Expansion Draft is set for Tuesday, December 15 and End-of-Year Waivers and MLS Free Agency will open Wednesday, December 16. For a full breakdown of the MLS offseason calendar, click here.

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