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Roster Tracker | Monitor United's offseason moves

Now that United's 2017 MLS season is complete, stay up to date on all of the Black-and-Red's offseason roster moves as they build toward their inaugural campaign at Audi Field.


Transfers/Roster Moves

D.C. United

Dec. 10: Clark re-signed United re-sign goaltender Steve Clark to a one-year contract.
Dec. 10: Mattocks acquired United acquire Jamaican forward Darren Mattocks from the Portland Timbers in exchange for a 2018 international slot, exercising his option for 2018.
Dec. 10: Brillant acquired United acquire New York City FC defender Frédéric Brillant in exchange for $75,000 of General Allocation Money and a 2018 international slot and signed him to a two-year contract.
Nov. 27: Options Waived United do not exercise the options of Deshorn Brown, Julian Büscher, Sean Franklin, Eric Klenofsky, Chris Korb, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Lloyd Sam, and Rob Vincent. Patrick Nyarko and Marcelo Sarvas are out of contract.
Nov. 9: Retirement Forward Chris Rolfe announces his retirement from professional soccer.
Oct. 24: Free Transfer Goalkeeper Bill Hamid signs with Danish team FC Midtjylland on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract.

Current Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS: Travis Worra, Steve Clark

DEFENDERS: Steve Birnbaum, Chris Durkin, Taylor Kemp, Kofi Opare, Jalen Robinson, Frédéric Brillant

MIDFIELDERS: Luciano Acosta, Paul Arriola, Russell Canouse, Nick DeLeon, Ian Harkes, Jared Jeffrey, Zoltán Stieber

FORWARDS: Bruno Miranda, Patrick Mullins, Darren Mattocks


Offseason Calendar

Option Exercise Deadline — Monday, Nov. 27, 1 PM ET

  • Clubs no longer competing in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs must notify the League Office in writing of 1.) players whose options they are exercising and/or 2.) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the teams.
  • All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Option Exercise Deadline for Non-MLS Cup Participants — Friday, Dec. 1, 1 PM ET

  • Non-MLS Cup participants must notify the League Office in writing of 1.) players whose options they are exercising and/or 2.) players who are receiving bona fide offers, announced by the clubs.
  • All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Half Day Trade Window — Sunday, Dec. 10, 9 AM — 1 PM

  • Following a three-month roster freeze, MLS clubs may begin making adjustments to their rosters. This is a four-hour window in which clubs may sign and trade players.
  • All roster moves will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Option Exercise Deadline for MLS Cup Participants — Sunday, Dec. 10, 12 PM

  • Clubs that compete in MLS Cup must notify the League Office in writing of 1.) players whose options they are exercising and/or 2.) players who are receiving bona fide offers.
  • All roster decisions will be publicized by the individual clubs.

Blackout Period begins — Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 PM

  • Blackout Period begins whereby clubs may no longer sign and/or trade their own draft-eligible players until conclusion of the Expansion Draft.

2017 MLS Expansion Draft —  Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2 PM

  • While Generation adidas and off-budget Homegrown Players are automatically exempt, current MLS clubs may protect up to 11 players from selection in the Expansion Draft.
  • LAFC may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club.
  • MLS Expansion Draft Rules
  • The list of players eligible for selection in Expansion Draft will be released by MLS Communications at 6 PM ET on Dec. 10.

Free Agency Begins — Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3 PM

  • Out of Contract and Option Decline players that were at least 28 years old during the 2017 season and have at least eight years of MLS service are eligible for Free Agency. 
  •  Free Agency Rules
  • MLS Communications will make the complete list of Free Agents available on Dec. 10. 

2017 MLS Waiver Draft — Wednesday, Dec. 13, 3:30 PM

  • Consisting of players who have been waived by clubs and do not meet minimum years of service requirement for Re-Entry Draft or Free Agency; the draft is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion LAFC picking 23rd.
  • The list of players eligible for selection in Waiver Draft will be released by MLS Communications at 6 PM ET on Dec. 12.
  •  MLS Waiver Draft Rules

2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft (Stage one) — Friday, Dec. 15, 3 PM

  • The Re-Entry Draft (both stages) is conducted in reverse order of 2017 season finish, taking into account postseason performance, with expansion club LAFC selecting last.
  • The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft – Stage 1 will be released by MLS Communications at 7 PM ET on Dec. 14.
  • Eligible players include:
  • Option Decline Players: Players not eligible for Free Agency who will be at least 23 years old in 2017 with a minimum of three years of MLS experience
  • Out of Contract Players: Players not eligible for Free Agency who have not received a Bona Fide Offer and who are at least 25 years old with a minimum of four years of MLS experience. or are at least 30 years old with a minimum of eight years of MLS experience
  • MLS Re-Entry Draft Rules

2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft (Stage 1) — Thursday, Dec. 21, 2 PM

  • Stage 1 includes MLS players who were not selected in the Stage 1 draft, but not necessarily all Stage 1 players as they can re-sign with their previous club between stages; teams selecting in this stage have the right to negotiate with the player for a new contract; the format of the draft is conducted in the same manner as Stage 1.
  • MLS Re-Entry Draft Rules
  • The list of players eligible for selection in the Re-Entry Draft – Stage 2 will be released by MLS Communications at 7:30 PM ET on Dec. 20.
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