D.C. United announced the team has acquired a partial allocation from Toronto FC in exchange for Alecko Eskandarian.
"Alecko was a tireless worker on and off the field for this club and it is difficult to part with him," said United Technical Director Dave Kasper. "He has been a big part of our recent accomplishments. We are, however, on the verge of signing major contributors and we know that in order to get something of value, we have to give up something of value. This partial allocation further allows us the ability to make those moves."
The 2004 MLS Cup MVP had a resurgent 2006, after missing most of the 2005 season with post-concussion syndrome. This past year, Eskandarian scored seven goals and dished out two assists. For his career, Eskandarian made 81 appearances (47 starts) for United, notching 20 goals and seven assists. His best season came during the club's MLS Cup championship run, when in 2004 he scored ten goals during the regular season and four in the MLS Cup playoffs.