Report: DC United set to transfer defender Dejan Jakovic to Japanese club

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D.C. United appear ready to make another move to distance themselves from a dismal 2013 season, reportedly agreeing to terms to sell Canadian international center back Dejan Jakovic to Japanese first division club Shimizu S-Pulse.

Goal.com first reported the news Friday about Jakovic, who is currently the club’s second-longest tenured player behind Chris Pontius. The 28-year-old joined DC in 2009 and has appeared in 98 regular season games, including 17 starts during the team’s last-place finish last season.

Injuries, however, have dogged Jakovic much of his time with D.C., and he never managed to appear in more than 23 games during any season with the club. The club added veteran center back Bobby Boswell via the Re-Entry Draft earlier this month.

Jakovic has 17 caps for the Canadian national team since his debut in 2008.

A D.C. United spokersperson confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that Jakovic would be sold to Shimizu, but did not provide specifics on the transfer.