Yamil Asad joins D.C. United, though he’s not quite officially on D.C. United
CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. — Yamil Asad is not officially a member of D.C. United but. “There are still some T’s to be crossed and I’s to be dotted,” Coach Ben Olsen mentioned. But after an in a single day flight from Buenos Aires and a connection in Miami, the Argentine midfielder arrived on the workforce resort Wednesday morning.
He met his new teammates at lunch and underwent medical checks. He’ll accompany the squad down the coast to Bradenton on Thursday for the preseason opener towards Swedish champion Malmo however in all probability received’t play.
Some 12 hours earlier than Asad joined the delegation, newly acquired defender Oniel Fisher reported to the workforce. He participated in exercises Wednesday and may play towards Malmo. The commerce with the Seattle Sounders, involving $50,000 basically allocation cash, was introduced noon Wednesday after surfacing on Tuesday.
For Asad’s MLS rights, United will package deal $500,000 in allocation cash ($300,000 of the overall selection and $200,000 of the focused variety) unfold over two seasons. Such funds can be utilized to, amongst different issues, purchase gamers and soften the affect of contracts on the wage cap.
D.C. additionally needed to strike a cope with the Argentine membership that’s loaning him for the season, Velez Sarsfield, and attain a contract settlement with the 23-year-old attacker.
“Yamil looks like he will be part of the team this year,” Olsen mentioned with a wry grin. “It’s exciting. A little bit of new blood is always needed. With Oniel yesterday and now Yamil, we’re starting to assemble the entire group that is going into battle this year. We’ve got to get them up to speed.”
United will fly again to Washington on Friday, then return to Florida subsequent Wednesday for per week of exercises and friendlies towards the Philadelphia Union on Feb. 17 in St. Petersburg and the second-flight Jacksonville Armada on Feb. 21 in Clearwater.
D.C. will shut the preseason schedule Feb. 24 with an away match towards the second-tier Las Vegas Lights. The season opener is March three at Orlando City.
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