Summer 2017 MLS Transfer Window Tracker: D.C. United

Last updated: September 15, 2017

Report Turkish media reported on Sept. 15 that former Dutch international and ex-LA Galaxy M Nigel de Jong has agreed to move to D.C. United in January. De Jong spent the first half of 2016 with the Galaxy before moving to Turkish club Galatasaray. 
Report Steven Goff of The Washington Post reported on Aug. 16 that D.C. United will be signing GK Steve Clark. The 31-year-old played 2014-16 for Columbus Crew SC, and started in the 2015 MLS Cup final. After leaving Columbus, he played for a half-season in Denmark for Horsens, and is reportedly now a free agent.
Signing D.C. United acquired American midfielder Russell Canouse from German Bundesliga side TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on a permanent transfer and signed him to a multi-year deal on Aug. 9.
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According to The Washington Post's Steve Goff, D.C. are on the brink of signing 22-year-old US international winger Paul Arriola. According to the report, the deal would be the largest in D.C. history, and would see United pay Tijuana a transfer fee "in excess of $3 million" to Xolos and a "considerable amount" to the LA Galaxy for the MLS rights to Arriola, who would make a salary of more than $1 million. The transaction was officially announced on Aug. 10.
Signing United made the signing of M Zoltan Stieber official on Wednesday, announcing that they signed the 28-year-old Hungarian international from 2. Bundesliga club Kaiserslautern. 
Reports United's roster overhaul rolled on in the final hours of the MLS summer transfer window as the Washington Post reported on Aug. 8 that veteran Sebastien Le Toux was soon to leave via a trade to an unspecified club, while U.S. youth international Russell Canouse was likely joining D.C. after several years in Germany with Hoffenheim.
Report The Washington Post reported on Aug. 7 that D.C. United were set to trade veteran D Bobby Boswell, who is reportedly in the final year of his contract, to Atlanta United in exchange for what was speculated to be a draft pick. Up until this season Boswell, 34, was a fixture in D.C.'s defense, also serving as captain.
Trade D.C. United announced on Aug. 7 that they had dealt F Lamar Neagle to the Seattle Sounders in exchange for Seattle's natural fourth round selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.
Report According to the Washington Post's Steven Goff, it's all but a done deal that M Zoltan Stieber will be signed. The 28-year-old Hungarian (more on him below) was seen at RFK Stadium during D.C. United's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Aug. 5, with Goff reporting he was set to take a physical that day before completing the financials.
Report Black and Red United relayed a report from German outlet Bild on Aug. 4 that D.C. United are looking to add Hungarian M Zoltan Stieber. The 28-year-old has spent his career to date in England and Germany, most recently playing for German second-division club Kaiserslautern. Stieber is also a Hungarian international, and featured for his country at the 2016 European Championship.
Signing D.C. United announced on Aug. 4 the signing of F Bruno Miranda. The Bolivian international, 19, joins through 2018 on loan from Universidad de Chile with an option to permanently acquire the attacker.
Report According to the Washington Post, D.C. is attempting to bring dutch enforcer Nigel de Jong back to MLS to fill a glaring need for the Black-and-Red in defensive midfield. De Jong played in 18 matches for the LA Galaxy last season, before he was released prior to contract options kicking in for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He appears to be on the way out at Turkish giants Galatasary, the Post reports.
Transaction The Black-and-Red officially waived forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz, sending the Costa Rican loan signing back to CS Herediano in a move that had been anticipated for some time. In a separate move, United acquired $50,000 in general allocation money from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for an international roster spot through the end of 2017.
Report As D.C. continues its search to upgrade its league-worst offense, Metro New York's Kristian Dyer reports that the Black-and-Red are aiming to add another forward. To that end, D.C. is eyeing two players who are already on an MLS roster, Dyer writes.
Rumor Bolivian reporter Jaime Vega reports that D.C. is close to acquiring 19-year-old forward Bruno Miranda, which was subsequently backed up by other outlets. Local blog Black and Red United has kept running tabs while providing analysis.
Transaction D.C. officially did the deal to acquire Deshorn Brown on June 20, completing a trade with Houston to take over the No. 1 spot in the Allocation Ranking and sign the Jamaican striker from the Rowdies.
Rumor The Washington Post's Steve Goff reported on June 20 that D.C. United are close to acquiring Tampa Bay Rowdies striker Deshorn Brown on transfer. The Jamaican forward has three goals in USL this season and previously played with the Colorado Rapids from 2013-15, scoring 20 goals.
Rumor The Washington Post's Steve Goff, citing sources familiar with the situation, reported on June 19 that D.C. United plan to sell forward Alhaji Kamara to an as yet unidentified team overseas.  The report also claims Costa Rican forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz is set for an exit from D.C. this summer.

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