D.C. United acquire Alex Caskey from Seattle

D.C. United acquire Alex Caskey from Seattle
March 4, 2014, 3:45 pm
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D.C. United made a move to bolster its midfield Tuesday with the acquisition of Seattle Sounders FC Alex Caskey. DCU gave up a third-round pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft for Caskey.

The 25-year-old Caskey started 17 games for the Sounders in two years, finishing third on the team in assists as a rookie in 2012. A Georgia native, Caskey was taken in the third round of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

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"Alex has had two solid seasons in Seattle, and he will provide us with great cover across the midfield,” D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper said in a statement. “We look forward to having him on board.”

D.C. United begins play this season on Saturday, March 8 at RFK Stadium against the Columbus Crew looking to make the playoffs after a disappointing 2013 season.