DC United signal former Columbus Crew defender Pedro Santos by way of free company

DC United sign former Columbus Crew defender Pedro Santos via free agency

DC United have signed defender Pedro Santos by way of free company.

Santos joins the four-time MLS Cup champions on a two-year contract, protecting him at Audi Discipline by the 2024 season.

“Pedro is an skilled veteran and has been a high attacking expertise within the league since 2017,” DC United president of soccer operations Dave Kasper mentioned in a launch. “He’ll present us with essential versatility and can give us some creativity and playmaking capability. We’re excited to combine him into the staff as we proceed to rebuild forward of the 2023 season.”

Santos was looking out for a brand new membership following the expiration of his contract with the Columbus Crew, the place he received MLS Cup and Campeones Cup titles throughout his five-and-a-half-year spell on the membership spanning over 170 video games throughout all competitions.

The 34-year-old Portuguese participant began out as an attacking extensive participant, who typically drifted inside as a playmaker however, extra lately, has loved success as a left-back, contributing closely for the Crew at each ends of the sector.

Santos’ arrival marks the most recent step in Wayne Rooney’s rebuild of DC United, who completed backside of the general standings in 2022 with simply 27 factors from 34 video games.

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