D.C. United traded defender Ethan White and the top allocation ranking to the Philadelphia Union for defender Jeff Parke and the sixth allocation ranking.
31-year-old veteran Parke started 31 games for the Union last season and has 234 starts in his career.
“In Jeff, we have acquired a starting veteran centerback who instantly upgrades our back line,” D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper said in a statement released by D.C. United.
Maryland native Ethan White excelled in United’s U-18 program and played two years for University of Maryland where he earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors. He started 21 league games with United last season.