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D.C. United to acquire goalie David Ochoa from RSL

September 15, 2021; San Jose, California, USA; Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa (1) before the match against the San Jose Earthquakes at PayPal Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

D.C. United have agreed to acquire disgruntled goalkeeper David Ochoa from Real Salt Lake, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Per reports, the trade would include an undisclosed amount of General Allocation Money with a possibility for more should the Mexican re-sign with D.C. United.

Ochoa, whose contract concludes at the end of this season, hasn’t appeared in a match for Real Salt Lake in 2022. He has been training away from the team.

The 21-year-old started all 25 games in which he appeared for Real Salt Lake last season.

Ochoa will challenge Rafael Romo for the starting job with D.C. United after the latter replaced Bill Hamid. The injured Hamid underwent hand surgery on June 30.

–Field Level Media