Danny Szetela is officially back in MLS.
The former U.S. Olympic team midfielder has re-signed with Major League Soccer and was allocated to D.C. United on Wednesday, completing his return to the league just two years after leaving the Columbus Crew to sign with Racing Santander.
Szetela, 22, joins a strong D.C. squad that already boasted one of the best groups of young talent in MLS, with rookies Chris Pontius and Rodney Wallace leading the club's recent youth movement.
Szetela, who met with D.C. officials on Tuesday to finalize the move, is expected to provide cover in central midfield, where oft-injured captain Ben Olsen and underperforming midfielder Andrew Jacobson have been used alongside Clyde Simms. Szetela can also provide cover on the right flank.
FC Dallas had first crack at Szetela in the MLS Allocation Draft, but passed on taking him in order to remain with the first option on any current or former U.S. national team players looking to return to MLS.
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