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D.C. acquires Yamil Asad in exchange for allocation money

D.C. United’s attack became more dangerous on Tuesday, as the club officially announced a deal with Atlanta United for midfielder Yamil Asad.

D.C. will send up to $600,000 in allocation money to the Five Stripes in exchange for the services of the Argentinian. Atlanta will receive $200,000 in general allocation money and $100,000 targeted allocation money in 2018 and $100,000 in both GAM and TAM in 2019.

The second-year side also collects $100,000 in GAM if Asad makes an appearance in one MLS match in 2020.

“Yamil is a bright talent in MLS, who was a major contributor to Atlanta’s successful inaugural campaign,” Dave Kasper, D.C. United general manager, said. “His pace, skill and creativity in wide areas will provide us with an additional attacking dimension. He’s a young player who plays with a big personality and a high work rate, and he will continue to develop and improve with more experience in this league. We’re thrilled to add him.”

Asad, who made 32 appearances for Atlanta on loan from Velez Sarsfield in 2017, was deemed as surplus after Tata Martino’s side made a variety of moves to improve its midfield in the offseason.


  1. i love the nicknames. Dallas used to be the hoops and chivas were the goats and everybody knew that, there was no confusion.

    • And that is the problem with 5 stripes. Hey if their fans love it…..Go for it. But is Dallas still the Hoops ? Maybe there are, but the jersey doesn’t have hoops of course.

      But Dallas isn’t a name of a team it is a city. Many soccer teams in that city. Dallas FC I guess every time?

      don’t let your team do that to you, you are better than being another FC fan!
      (I am joking…sort of….whatever the fans want)

  2. This dude’s commentary is so off… In fact, I think I say “five stripes” more than I say “Atlanta United”. I can’t remember a time I listen to a podcast mentioning Atlanta United and the phrase “the five stripes” has not been said.

  3. “D.C. will send up to $600,000 in allocation money to the Five Stripes…”

    I just don’t get the use of these obscure team names, except to avoid repeating the word “Atlanta”. But if it makes me pause and have to figure out who the “Five Stripes” are, then you’ve drawn attention away from the content of the article. Same goes with obscure Concacaf teams.

    • Ahhh, but the more often writers detour by using obscure team names, the more familiar they become and thereby become less of a detour.

      • Respectfully disagree. They just get more annoying each time. Mark my words, no one will ever routinely refer to Atlanta United as “the Five Stripes”. Just like “claret and cobalt.” In the deep recesses of my mind, I think I know they are referring to RSL, but it’s no less annoying than 10 years into it…

    • I could say something ugly about your post but if you don’t like our nick name, that’s ok. You complain too much. Be happy!

      • Alfred: I didn’t disparage your team’s nickname. My comment was about the writing in the article. Try to keep up

    • “Five stripes” isn’t all that obscure, though. Tune into any televised Altanta United game and you’ll hear the nickname used often.

      Certainly wasn’t obscure to anyone who’s been around ATL.

      • Quozzel: I haven’t been around ATL. That’s my point. I watch a good bit of MLS and keep up with American soccer news. I’m glad I’ve stirred up the ATL fans on this site to come to their nickname’s defense. I just haven’t heard it used, and most MLS fans haven’t either.

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