By DAN KARELL
With the MLS roster freeze approaching on Sept. 15, D.C. United wanted to make sure they completed one more piece of business to upgrade their roster.
On Friday afternoon, D.C. United announced that they’ve completed the signing of 25-year-old right back Samuel Inkoom. Inkoom is immediately available for selection, and is expected to be brought in as cover for right back Sean Franklin and as cover in right midfield.
“We are pleased to be adding an experienced player in Samuel who will provide us solid depth at the wide midfield and outside back positions,” D.C. United general manager Dave Kasper said in a press release. “We welcome Samuel to the D.C. United family.”
The Ghanaian international was a member of his national team at each of the last two World Cups, and started against the USA in 2010.
Despite having more than 30 international caps to his name, Inkoom has been a free agent since the summer, when another stint at a European club ended earlier than expected. Inkoom spent the second half of last season with Platanias in the Greek SuperLeague, making 15 appearances, all starts. He’s also played for Bastia in France, Dnipro of Ukraine, and Switzerland side FC Basel.
What do you think of this signing? Think Inkoom can make a big impact this season? Do you see Inkoom stepping into the starting lineup?
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Good move by D.C. and good move for Samuel. Looks like he will be bringing in more in Inkoom…right? RIGHT?!?!?!?! I’ll show myself out…
Hopefully he can play LB too!
that’s what i was wondering…
Re-arranging deck chairs.
Re-arranging deck chairs on a team that’s first in the East? What are you talking about?
If Olsen’s team is true to form, they will not impress during the playoffs, and next year they will set a league record for the lowest number of points per game.
Considering the fact that we are in contention for the supporter’s shield, your comment is invalid. We don’t have the same players from last year and have since gotten better players, which for the most part improved our level of play. I’m not saying we are gonna win it all, but this isn’t the same DC United. Vamos United!
Ahem, do you remember how we were in contention for the supporters shield in 2012, and then in 2013 set a record for the least number of wins in MLS? Olsen has re-invigorated a truly terrible team before with older players, the 2010 DC United team which was the second worst in league history, right behind the 2013 team. The problem is that older players get injured, lose their step, lose their touch, lose their vision, just like DeRo eventually did. Maybe Boswell and Espindola have another good year in 2015, but it is perhaps equally likely that they have very bad years. Same with Franklin. Given the substantial probability that the older players on DC play much worse next year, DC is unlikely to be good next year. To be good year in and year out, you need lots of good players in their prime, like LA, RSL, and Sporting KC.
Isn’t this the guy Deuce skinned for our first goal 30 seconds in?
No that was John Boye. Inkoom was in unused sub through the 3 matches.