D.C. United’s depth chart

With five days until the season opener at Houston, D.C. United is close to finalizing the roster.

Midfielder Lance Rozeboom, who missed almost his entire rookie season last year with a knee injury, was cut over the weekend. The club has agreed to terms with Canadian midfielder Kyle Porter but hasn’t announced the deal yet. Midfield trialist Marcos Sanchez showed well and is likely to be purchased from Panamanian club Tauro soon.

Otherwise, barring an 11th-hour move, the roster is about set. Four players will report to the third-division Richmond Kickers in a few weeks for full-time duty, with the flexibility for in-season call-ups. Judging by the depth chart, Ethan White, Taylor Kemp, Conor Shanosky and Casey Townsend are the top candidates.

Here is a positional breakdown:

(Players in parentheses are listed in a previous category)

GOALKEEPERS

1. Bill Hamid

2. Joe Willis

3. Andrew Dykstra

RIGHT BACKS

1. Chris Korb

2. James Riley

3. Robbie Russell

LEFT BACKS

1. Daniel Woolard

2. (Chris Korb)

3. (James Riley)

4. Taylor Kemp

CENTER BACKS

1. Dejan Jakovic

2. Brandon McDonald

3. (Daniel Woolard and Robbie Russell)

4. Ethan White

CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS

1. Perry Kitchen

2. Marcelo Saragosa

3. John Thorrington

4. Lewis Neal

5. Raphael Augusto

6. Conor Shanosky

RIGHT-SIDE MIDFIELDERS

1. Nick DeLeon

2. Marcos Sanchez

3. Kyle Porter

4. Syamsir Alam

LEFT-SIDE MIDFIELDERS

1. Chris Pontius

2. (Kyle Porter)

3. (Lewis Neal)

FORWARDS

1. Dwayne De Rosario

2. Lionard Pajoy

3. Rafael

4. Carlos Ruiz

5. Casey Townsend

6. Michael Seaton

Foreign roster slots (seven available): Jakovic, Augusto, Rafael, Pajoy, Alam, Porter, Sanchez.

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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