D.C. United trade for Impact captain Arnaud

D.C. United trade for Impact captain Arnaud

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D.C. United trade for Impact captain Arnaud

Davy Arnaud

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By DAN KARELL

After playing with one of the youngest teams in Major League Soccer in 2013, D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen has added some veteran savvy to next season’s squad.

D.C. United announced today that they had acquired Montreal Impact midfielder Davy Arnaud in a trade in exchange for an international roster spot for the next two seasons. The 33-year-old American arrives in D.C. following two years with the Impact where he played in 57 games and was the team’s captain.

“Davy is a versatile midfielder who has a wealth of MLS experience,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “He will add leadership on the field and in the locker room, and we look forward to having him as part of United.”

Next season will be the 13th MLS season of Arnaud’s career, and he’ll likely be expected to step into the shoes vacated by Dwayne De Rosario when D.C. United decided to part ways with the Canadian forward. Arnaud, who missed some time last season due to injury, scored just one goal and added five assists in 2013.

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