D.C. United's summer rebuild continued on Wednesday, when they announced they’ve signed Hungarian winger Zoltan Stieber on a transfer from German club 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
The signing was first reported over the weekend by The Washington Post’s Steven Goff.
“We are thrilled to be getting a high-level player in the prime of his career with top level experience in the German Bundesliga and with the Hungarian national team,” D.C. GM Dave Kasper said in a statement released by the club. “Zoltan is a technically gifted player who can play multiple attacking positions, is excellent in possession, creates chances at high rates and who works on both sides of the ball for 90 minutes.”
Stieber, 28, spent just one season with Kaiserslautern, recording one goal and five assists in 19 league appearances with the 2. Bundesliga club. He’s tallied 26 goals and 38 assists in 129 career appearances in the 2. Bundesliga and six goals and six assists in 50 appearances in the Bundesliga.
Normally lined up as a left winger, Stieber has 21 caps for the Hungarian national team and scored one goal in three appearances at the 2016 UEFA European Championships.