D.C. United acquires veteran goalkeeper David Ousted
D.C. United has signed Danish goalkeeper David Ousted to a multiyear contract as a part of a commerce with the Vancouver Whitecaps, General Manager Dave Kasper stated Monday. Ousted will compete with Steve Clark for the beginning job, which opened when Bill Hamid signed with Danish membership Midtjylland this previous fall.
United and Vancouver reached settlement on a commerce a while in the past — a second-round choose (26th total) within the Jan. 19 draft — however the transfer hinged on D.C. and Ousted agreeing to a contract. As first reported by ESPNFC’s Jeff Carlisle, a deal was struck Sunday evening. Even although the Whitecaps had declined his contract choice, they maintained his MLS rights.
Ousted’s base wage in 2017 was $360,000, a determine that’s anticipated to develop this season.
Ousted, who turns 33 on Feb. 1, was Vancouver’s first-choice keeper from August 2013 till late 2017, beginning 142 common season matches, posting 42 shutouts and, in 2015, being amongst three finalists for MLS goalkeeper of the 12 months. However, he fell out of favor final fall because the Whitecaps handed the job to Stefan Marinovic, a New Zealand worldwide who began three of the final 4 common season video games and all three playoff matches.
United acquired Clark late final summer season as insurance coverage in case Hamid, within the last 12 months of his contract, determined to pursue alternatives overseas. It turned out to be choice as Hamid, the starter for many of seven seasons, introduced within the fall that he wouldn’t return.
Clark, 31, began the final 5 video games of the marketing campaign and, amid United’s poor end to the season, acquired blended critiques. When the season ended, United officers stated they might discover an skilled keeper to compete for taking part in time. Travis Worra, who’s coming into his fourth season, will enter coaching camp because the No. three keeper. Eric Klenofsky, who didn’t seem in any league matches as a rookie, was launched in November.
After relinquishing its second-round choose, United can have one choice on the primary day of the draft: No. three within the first spherical behind Los Angeles FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy. The four-round draft concludes two days later through convention name.
Meantime, three United midfielders have been invited to U.S. nationwide workforce camp this month: Paul Arriola, Ian Harkes and Russell Canouse. The full checklist will come out this afternoon.