D.C. United 2017 Roster

This roster composition page reflects players that the league has received ALL paperwork for (ITC, Visas, federation registration, etc.) in order to be officially added to a team’s 2017 roster and be made available for MLS game selection as of November 20, 2017.

RELATED: Injury report  |  Suspensions

30-man Active Roster (Spots 1-30) # POS ROSTER STATUSR.S. PLAYER CATEGORYCAT. 2018 STATUS
Acosta, Luciano 10 M/F SeniorSR INTL  
Arriola, Paul 13 M SeniorSR DP  
Birnbaum, Steven 15 D SeniorSR    
Brown, Deshorn 17 F SeniorSR INTL  
Buescher, Julian 33 M SupplementalSUP, On loanOL INTL, GA On loanOL
Canouse, Russell 4 M SeniorSR    
Clark, Steve   GK SeniorSR    
DeLeon, Nick 14 M SeniorSR    
Durkin, Chris 21 D/M ReserveRES HG  
Franklin, Sean 5 D SeniorSR    
Hamid, Bill 28 GK SeniorSR HG  
Harkes, Ian 23 M ReserveRES HG  
Jeffrey, Jared 25 M SeniorSR    
Kemp, Taylor 2 D SeniorSR    
Klenofsky, Eric 24 GK ReserveRES    
Korb, Chris 22 D SupplementalSUP    
Miranda, Bruno 27 F ReserveRES INTL  
Mullins, Patrick 16 F SeniorSR    
Nyarko, Patrick 12 F/M SeniorSR    
Odoi-Atsem, Chris 3 D SupplementalSUP    
Opare, Kofi 6 D SeniorSR    
Robinson, Jalen 20 D ReserveRES HG  
Rolfe, Chris 18 F SeniorSR    
Sam, Lloyd 8 M/F SeniorSR    
Sarvas, Marcelo 7 M SeniorSR    
Stieber, Zoltan 19 F SeniorSR INTL  
Vincent, Rob 26 M/F SeniorSR    
Worra, Travis 1 GK SupplementalSUP    
           
           
28 of 30 spots filled

"R.S." = Roster Status, "CAT" = Player Category

"SR" = Senior Roster, "SUP" = Supplmental Roster, "RES" = Supplmental Roster, "OL" = On loan, "DP" = Designated Player, "YDP" = Young Designated Player", "INTL" = International Player, "HG" = Homegrown Player, "GA" = Generation adidas, "GA-C" = Generation adidas Canada, "SL" = "Disabled List", "SEI" = "Season-Ending Injury", "SPND" = "Suspended"

Roster Composition

Senior Roster (Spots 1-20)
1 Acosta, Luciano INTL
2 Arriola, Paul DP
3 Birnbaum, Steven  
4 Brown, Deshorn INTL
5 Canouse, Russell  
6 Clark, Steve  
7 DeLeon, Nick  
8 Franklin, Sean  
9 Hamid, Bill HG
10 Jeffrey, Jared  
11 Kemp, Taylor  
12 Mullins, Patrick  
13 Nyarko, Patrick  
14 Opare, Kofi  
15 Rolfe, Chris  
16 Sam, Lloyd  
17 Sarvas, Marcelo  
18 Stieber, Zoltan INTL
19 Vincent, Rob  
20    
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21 Buescher, Julian INTL, GA
22 Korb, Chris  
23 Odoi-Atsem, Chris  
24 Worra, Travis  
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25 Durkin, Chris HG
26 Klenofsky, Eric  
27 Miranda, Bruno INTL
28 Robinson, Jalen HG
29 Harkes, Ian HG
30    
Designated Players
1 Arriola, Paul  
2    
International slots
1 Acosta, Luciano  
2 Brown, Deshorn  
3 Miranda, Bruno  
4 Stieber, Zoltan  
 5  TRADED SLOT TO:
CLB on 7/14/17 (until 12/31/17)
 
 6  TRADED SLOT TO:
NYC on 7/20/16 (until 12/31/17)
 
 7  TRADED SLOT TO:
POR on 12/11/16 (until 12/31/17)
 
 8  TRADED SLOT TO:
MTL on 2/21/17 (until 12/31/17)
 
International players that don't count against slots
L Buescher, Julian On loanOL
Unavailable Players
Buescher, Julian On loanOL
Season-ending Injury List

Stay connected: Get access to breaking news, videos, and analysis from North America's best soccer reporters via "This Week in MLS" newsletter or using our FREE mobile app.

Notes

  • A club's active roster is comprised of up to 30 players. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the regular season and playoffs.
  • SENIOR: (ON-BUDGET) Up to 20 players, occupying roster spots 1-20, count against the club's 2017 salary budget of $3,845,000, and are referred to collectively as the club's Senior Roster.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL & RESERVE: (OFF-BUDGET) The salaries of players on the Supplemental Roster (spots 21-24) and Reserve Roster (spots 25-30) do not count toward a club's Salary Budget.
  • INTL: In 2017, a total of 176 international roster spots are divided among the 22 clubs. These spots are tradable, in full season increments, so some clubs may have more than eight and some clubs may have fewer than eight.
  • DP & Young DP: The Designated Player Rule allows clubs to acquire up to three players whose total compensation and acquisition costs exceed the maximum budget charge, with the club bearing financial responsibility for the amount of compensation above each player's budget charge. A Designated Player 23-years-old or younger during the league year a Young Designated Player Budget Charge. Designated Player spots are not tradable.
  • HG: A club may sign a player to a contract without subjecting him to the MLS SuperDraft if the player has been a member of a club's youth academy for at least one year and has met the necessary training and retention requirements. Players joining MLS through this mechanism are known as Homegrown Players.
  • GA & GA-C: Generation adidas (GA) and Generation adidas Canada (GA-C) are joint programs between MLS and adidas that are dedicated to developing exceptional domestic talent in a professional environment. Each year, a handful of top domestic collegiate underclassmen and youth national team players are signed by the league with the majority of such players entering the league through the SuperDraft.
  • All roster rules and regulations