D.C. United signs striker Salihi as DP

D.C. United signs striker Salihi as DP

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D.C. United signs striker Salihi as DP


Hamdi Salihi (Reuters)


D.C. United has signed its fourth-ever Designated Player, acquiring forward Hamdi Salihi on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Salihi joins United after scoring 163 goals in 289 games across all competitions in his career, according to D.C. United's press release. He is fresh off of scoring 11 goals in 15 matches in all competitions with Rapid Vienna in its current season in Austria's top division.

Born in Shkoder, Albania, Salihi is also a member of his country's national team. He has scored nine times in 37 appearances on the international level, with three of those goals coming in 2011.

At United, Salihi will be reunited with midfielder Branko Boskovic, the club's only other designated player. The two played together at Rapid Vienna.

Salihi joins Boskovic, Luciano Emilio and Marcelo Gallardo as the only Designated Players in D.C. United's history.

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