WASHINGTON -- Luke Mishu has retired from D.C. United after two seasons.
Mishu told The Washington Post he was retiring from soccer to pursue business opportunities, citing that he had to be "realistic'' given his salary in Major League Soccer. As an undrafted reserve, Mishu was making $62,500.
D.C. United has agreed terms with U.S. national team defender Steve Birnbaum, ESPN FC has learned.
League sources said on Tuesday night that the sides have agreed to a new four-year deal to keep Birnbaum in Major League Soccer for the long term after months of persistent interest in the centre-back from perennial Israeli club power Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Birnbaum was still playing on his DC United rookie-scale contract last season but, according to sources, has secured a significant pay increase from...
D.C. United has acquired midfielder Luciano Acosta on a permanent basis from Boca Juniors, following the completion of a one-year loan, the club has announced.
While the transfer fee was not disclosed, the Major League Soccer club acknowledged that it was a record deal, with the total outlay for the 5-foot-3 midfielder the highest for the team in nearly a decade.
Acosta, 22, will occupy a Designated Player spot for the majority of his contract. Targeted Allocation Money will be used to buy down...