Chris Odoi-Atsem - DC United
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DC United re-sign defender Chris Odoi-Atsem


D.C. United have brought back defender Chris Odoi-Atsem for the 2018 season, announcing on Friday they have signed the 22-year-old to a one-year contract with options for 2019 and 2020.

Odoi-Atsem was drafted 12th overall by D.C. in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, and the University of Maryland product played in nine MLS regular season games in his rookie year, in addition to two U.S. Open Cup appearances.

“Chris is an athletically gifted young talent who has the tools to be successful in this league,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United general manager said in a team statement. “Last season, he proved that he can make the jump to the professional level and we’re excited to continue working with him in the 2018 season.”

D.C. United open the 2018 MLS regular season on March 3 at Orlando City SC (7:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE).

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