D.C. United the second in the Eastern Conference, as a contestant yet to find a MLS Cup but in a rut after a quick start for an optimistic season. There is a victory and dried goals, revealing roster needs as the summer move opened and the trading window Tuesday.
Until 7 August, United has placed orders in the domestic and international markets.
A year after the organization was redefined by the signature of the English sensor Wayne Rooney, D.C. big splash. But with the title of conference to build it – the top six teams have separated eight points – United realizes he can't stand.
“That doesn't mean that there will be another Wayne Rooney,” said Coach Ben Olsen, “but there are pieces that would add to this group.”
Some teams have already announced movements. In particular, New England Revolution, an Australian Friday opponent by Audi Field, Gustavo Bou forwarded as a named player from the Mexican Tijuana club. (It is unclear whether it will be in uniform on Friday.)
“You see teams, even if things are going well, they recognize shortcomings and you won't be afraid to go,” said Olsen. “We'll see if we can do something.”
United (8-5-7, 31 points) She had no need as he did last year before he signed Rooney, but he could use assault aid: During this 1-2-5 role, D.C has reached eight goals.
The only name that was on the surface was the midfielder Yamil Asad, a D.C delegate. in 2018 this club returned to Velez Sarsfield, whose contract was. Asad is available again, and United maintained its MLS rights.
It is seen in one game, however, since it left MLS.
In addition to D.C. in Asad, at least two teams around the league inquired about trade for his rights, one person who was familiar with Asad's case said.
United has some financial flexibility and there would be more if Zoltan Stieber left this summer. The Hungarian midfielder, whose contract is guaranteed of $ 787,000 is the second highest on the roster, after three appearances and nine appearances.
A transfer to the European D.C. club would allow. = recoup corresponding space salary cap; t Nothing seems to be imminent, but it is likely to remain at the end of the season.
On a smaller scale, United has provided a home contract for anyone under the age of 17 years of age under 17 years of age, Bryang Kayo. Two people, however, said that it wanted to explore European options first.
United officials are also spending time on Luciano Acosta, the Argentine plagmaker whose contract expires at the end of the year. D.C. offer available which, according to certain estimates, would quadrate its current salary of $ 600,000.
However, it appears that Acosta is seeking further discussion and may play its future MLS contract before signing this winter. If this were the case, United Kingdom would not receive a transfer fee (but retained MLS rights).
International interest in Acosta last winter, when Paris Saint-Germain showed great interest before the talks met the 11th hour. Acosta failed to replicate its 2018 form, resulting in a reduction in market value.
He will attend a red card suspension on Friday and, according to the many people familiar with the decision, will also receive a MLS ban on the next Thursday visit to Cincinnati. (There are additional sanctions on direct red cards.)
Acosta's absence coincides with the return of Paul Arriola from the US Gold Cup duty. Olsen pledges to raise his staff intensity that he has lost some of his life.
“We need to have more desperation and urgency in getting results on how we were last year,” said Olsen, and the recent US boom in the 2018 play games. “We had to do that last year. because we had no choice. Now we have a small choice. The players have a choice to say, chun I am going to show today and be on my best or I am not and maybe we'll get out with it. # 39; This view – whether one, two or three – must change. ”
Notes: New England's flight on Thursday was banned due to thunderstorms, and forced the team to travel on a match day. . . .
The Revolution, which employed Bruce Arena in May, is held 4-0-3. . . .
Donovan Pines, defendant rookie D.C., was named to the MLS house squad who will be facing a team under 20 Chivas Guadalajara July 30 in Orlando as part of the All-Star Game festival. . . .
United friendly announced September 4 against Puebla Mexican club by Audi Field.
New England Revolution by D.C. United
Where: Audi Field.
When: 7 p.m. Friday.
Records: United 8-5-7, 31 points; Revolution 6-8-5, 23 points.
Probably beginners: GK Bill Hamid; Leonardo Jara, Donovan Pines, Frederic Brillant, Steve Birnbaum, Joseph Mora; Paul Arriola MFs, Russell Canouse, Junior Moreno, Lucas Rodriguez; F Wayne Rooney.
New people are likely to start in England: GK Matt Turner; Brandon Bye, Andrew Farrell, Jalil Anibaba, Edgar Castillo; Teal Bunbury MFs, Wilfried Zahibo, Luis Caicedo, Carles Gil, Juan Agudelo; F Juan Caicedo.
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