United inks Danny Allsopp


We'll soon officially announce that we've acquired Australian forward Danny Allsopp. The 31-year old has an impressive resume, having played at the highest level for Manchester City in England. He most recently played with Qatar's Al-Rayyan and previously spent 4+ seasons with Australia's Melbourne Victory, where he won a scoring title (2006-07) and helped the team to two Grand Final championships. 

Here's what Danny had to say about joining United: 

"I'm delighted to be joining such a successful club as D.C. United. Their history speaks for itself and I’m really excited about the move. Playing in MLS is a challenge and I am really looking forward to it. I’m hoping to make a real impact to help carry on the club’s great tradition."

He'll join United for the start of pre-season and will officially be available upon receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and Visa. 

UPDATE (11:49 am): Here's the official press release

Here's his full playing history: 

1995 Croydon (Australia)
1995-97 South Melbourne (Australia)
1997-98 Carlton (Australia)
1998-99, 2000 Manchester City (England)
1999, 2000-03 Notts County (England)
2000 Wrexham (England)
2000 Bristol Rovers (England)
2003-05 Hull City (England)
2005-09 Melbourne Victory (Australia)
2009-10 Al-Rayyan (Qatar)
After the jump you'll find some video of United's newest player...