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 September 15, 2017.

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Acosta, Luciano10M/FSeniorSRINTL 
Arriola, Paul13MSeniorSRDP 
Birnbaum, Steven15DSeniorSR  
Brown, Deshorn17FSeniorSRINTL 
Buescher, Julian33MSupplementalSUP, On loanOLINTL, GAOn loanOL
Canouse, Russell4MSeniorSR  
Clark, Steve GKSeniorSR  
DeLeon, Nick14MSeniorSR  
Durkin, Chris21D/MReserveRESHG 
Franklin, Sean5DSeniorSR  
Hamid, Bill28GKSeniorSRHG 
Harkes, Ian23MReserveRESHG 
Jeffrey, Jared25MSeniorSR  
Kemp, Taylor2DSeniorSR  
Klenofsky, Eric24GKReserveRES  
Korb, Chris22DSupplementalSUP  
Miranda, Bruno27FReserveRESINTL 
Mullins, Patrick16FSeniorSR  
Nyarko, Patrick12F/MSeniorSR  
Odio-Atsem, Chris3DSupplementalSUP  
Opare, Kofi6DSeniorSR  
Robinson, Jalen20DReserveRESHG 
Rolfe, Chris18FSeniorSR  
Sam, Lloyd8M/FSeniorSR  
Sarvas, Marcelo7MSeniorSR  
Stieber, Zoltan19FSeniorSRINTL 
Vincent, Rob26M/FSeniorSR  
Worra, Travis1GKSupplementalSUP  
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)
1Acosta, LucianoINTL
2Arriola, PaulDP
3Birnbaum, Steven
4Brown, DeshornINTL
5Canouse, Russell
6Clark, Steve
7DeLeon, Nick
8Franklin, Sean
9Hamid, BillHG
10Jeffrey, Jared
11Kemp, Taylor
12Mullins, Patrick
13Nyarko, Patrick
14Opare, Kofi
15Rolfe, Chris
16Sam, Lloyd
17Sarvas, Marcelo
18Stieber, ZoltanINTL
19Vincent, Rob
Supplemental Roster (Spots 21-24)
21Buescher, JulianINTL, GA
22Korb, Chris
23Odio-Atsem, Chris
24Worra, Travis
Reserve Roster (Spots 25-30)
25Durkin, ChrisHG
26Klenofsky, Eric
27Miranda, BrunoINTL
28Robinson, JalenHG
29Harkes, IanHG
Designated Players
1Arriola, Paul
International slots
1Acosta, Luciano
2Brown, Deshorn
3Miranda, Bruno
4Stieber, Zoltan
CLB on 7/14/17 (until 12/31/17)
NYC on 7/20/16 (until 12/31/17)
POR on 12/11/16 (until 12/31/17)
MTL on 2/21/17 (until 12/31/17)
International players that don't count against slots
LBuescher, JulianOn loanOL
Unavailable Players
Buescher, JulianOn loanOL
Season-ending Injury List

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  • 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.
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