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D.C. United expected to trade Ulises Segura to expansion Austin FC

Neither staff sought after to remark.

Segura, 27, has been with United for 3 years, showing in 66 common season suits with 40 begins, 5 targets and 3 assists. He was once the staff’s maximum flexible participant, showing at each and every place aside from heart again, proper again and goalkeeper.

This yr, then again, he neglected the closing half of of the 23-game season with a calf damage and made 10 appearances (seven begins) with out recording a objective or help.

Remaining week, United exercised the choice on Segura’s contract, a transfer that allowed it to retain his rights for a conceivable business.

Segura is perfect within the midfield, however as a result of the ones are United’s inner most positions, he would have bother incomes taking part in time subsequent yr.

Paul Arriola will go back from an ACL damage that sidelined him for all of 2020, aside from for a second-half look within the season finale. Additionally, United tasks youngsters Kevin Paredes, Griffin Yow and Moses Nyeman to play extra ceaselessly in 2021.

Segura’s departure permits United to offer protection to an extra senior participant forward of the MLS enlargement draft Tuesday. Austin, the league’s 27th staff, will choose 5 avid gamers unprotected via 16 golf equipment.

Ten groups are exempt from the draft as a result of they misplaced a participant closing wintry weather in the similar procedure, which equipped 5 avid gamers apiece to novices Nashville SC and Inter Miami.

It’s unclear whether or not, as a part of the business stipulations, Austin will chorus from deciding on a D.C. participant Tuesday. The league will publish the unprotected lists Monday.

In Austin, Segura is anticipated to reunite with Nolan Sheldon, a D.C. assistant who authorised a an identical position with the growth aspect when the season ended. Austin Trainer Josh Wolff and assistant Davy Arnaud had been D.C. avid gamers and assistants however ahead of Segura signed with United ahead of the 2018 season.

Forward of what’s going to be a hectic wintry weather, Austin has bought two avid gamers: Paraguayan attackers Cecilio Dominguez and Rodney Redes.

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