Well, the offseason is now into full swing and the first moves have been made by Ben Olsen’s D.C. United, who have acquired Davy Arnaud from Montreal Impact in exchange for an international roster spot. Arnaud, 34, brings years of league experience and is expected to make a massive impact next year for D.C.
“Davy is a versatile midfielder who has a wealth of MLS experience,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper to dcunited.com. “He will add leadership on the field and in the locker room, and we look forward to having him as part of United.”
Arnaud is a 12-year MLS veteran and was originally selected by the Kansas City Wizards (now Sporting Kansas City) in the fifth round of the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. In 297 matches, Arnaud scored 48 goals and 43 assists. In addition, Arnaud made seven appearances for the USA Men and scored his first international goal in the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“It was going to be challenging for us to bring Davy back with the salary cap and 2013 being the final year of his contract,” Impact sporting director Nick De Santis told Steven Goff of the Washington Post. “He has always been a true professional and leader both on and off the field. He has served his role of captain well. We’d like to thank him for all he has done over the last two years with the Impact.”
Hometown: Nederland, TX
Acquired from Montreal Impact on December 10, 2013 in exchange for an international roster spot.